Travel & Transport

Public transport in South Africa is not realistic option for going to work or to the shops! In fact, it is vital to have a car if you want to be mobile.

Travel

A highly regarded tourist destination, South Africa has so much to offer in terms of must-see travel destinations, like the scenic Garden Route, the world renowned Kruger National Park, the Cape Wine Route and more.

In order to make the most of what this beautiful country has to offer, you need the services of a reputable travel agent, who will also be able to assist you with exploring South Africa's neighbourig countries: Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique and Botswana.

Rockstone will help you connect with travelling specialists who will help you make the most of your time in South Africa, and direct you towards must-see neighboring country experiences, like the magnificent white sanded Zanizbar and Mozambican coastlines, Victoria Falls, the Skeleton Coast and the Okavango.

In addition, you will be able to access a number of ongoing package deals and special offers that allow you access to all-inclusive accommodation and travel pricing, as well as discounted family rates.

Local & International Airports

International visitors arriving in South Africa most often land at one of three large international airports: OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, King Shaka International Airport just outside of Durban and Cape Town International Airport, a few minutes from the Mother City.

Domestically, you can reach many other South African cities by air, including George, Lanseria, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Polokwane and the Kruger National Park.

Taxis vs. Cabs

Public transport in South Africa is probably very different from what you’ve known in the past, and simply hailing a taxi could find you jam-packed into a minibus with 20 other commuters on their way to or from home and work.

Should you wish to hire a metered cab, you’ll need to make a phone call and have one fetch you from your door. Do not just jump into a taxi like you would do in many other countries! We will provide you with a list of reputable companies whose services are safe to use.

Private Vehicles

Probably the most common mode of transport for business people in South Africa is to own your own vehicle. With extensive and recently refurbished highways netting and connecting all the major centres in South Africa, you can comfortably drive from Johannesburg to Cape Town in roughly 16 hours.

Fuel and insurance costs for private vehicle ownership in South Africa can be very steep however, and you would be wise to consider a planned maintenance or service agreement when purchasing your car.

Gautrain & Railways

Not considered a safe mode of transport until the introduction of the Gautrain recently, rail transport is not commonly used among corporate travellers in South Africa.

The Gautrain, while popular, only covers a very limited route with a mere five stops along its journey between Pretoria, Sandton and OR Tambo International Airport in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg. On the flipside, it will only take you 12 minutes to reach the airport from Sandton when using the Gautrain.

 

Fun facts on SA

Photos of SA

  • Mossel Bay
  • The Drakensberg Mountains
  • V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cape Penguin, Boulders Beach
  • Boabab Tree, Limpopo
  • Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town
  • Northern Suburbs, Johannesburg
  • Blyde River Canyon, Limpopo
  • Turtles in Kosi Bay, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Great White Shark, Cage Diving, Cape Town
  • Springbok, Karoo
  • 3 Giraffe, Pilanesberg National Park
  • African Elephant, Kruger National Park
  • North Beach, Durban
  • Vineyard, Cape Wine Route
  • Surfer
  • Game Drive (Safari)
  • Union Buildings, Pretoria
  • Table Mountain
  • Beach View, Chapman's Peak Drive, Cape Town
  • Jacaranda Trees, Pretoria
  • Sandton Skyline, Johannesburg
  • Burchell's zebra

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