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GAUTRAIN

GAUTRAIN — for those planning a quick trip to downtown Johannesburg (or “Jo’burg”, as the locals like to say), the city’s trendy Rosebank neighborhood, the airport and other area cities like Sandton and Pretoria, visitors can take South Africa’s Gautrain high-speed train. Unlike other forms of public transit, Gautrain provides camera surveillance, South African railway … Continue reading GAUTRAIN

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BUS

  BUS – in recent years, Johannesburg has been phasing in a new public transportation bus system, with routes going to various parts of the city and outerlying areas (from Eldorado Park to Ellis Park East and elsewhere). The service is called Rea Vaya, and has a fare system which progressively increases according to distance. … Continue reading BUS

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Uber

Uber: Uber now operates in the metropolitan Johannesburg area (including the country’s nearby capital Pretoria). More info at: https://www.uber.com/global/en/cities/johannesburg/  

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Kruger Park Shuttle

Kruger Park Shuttle – this service offers daily luxury business class road shuttle between Johannesburg and Kruger National Park. Visit its website for updated rates and other info: www.kpss.co.za  

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TAXI

  TAXI – in Johannesburg (Jo’burg to locals) there are two kinds of taxis: the minibus taxis, and car taxis. Because of Johannesburg’s poorly-organized public transportation system over the years, locals get around via minibus taxis (going back to the Apartheid period). Such minibuses, though, have a poor safety record and they don’t necessarily follow … Continue reading TAXI

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CAR RENTALS

CAR RENTALS – the following car rental agencies operate in Johannesburg: Avis: +27 11 492 0069 Budget: +27 11 492 0069 Europcar: +27 11 333 8726 Hertz: +27 11 333 2546 Sixt: +27 10 001 8040 Thrifty: +27 11 784 7796