Trip to South Africa
South Africa - a fascinating country, where at well-developed economy surprisingly large levels of crime and poverty. But the trip to South Africa is worth risking your wallet.
Public transport in the country can say no. Buses on the city streets are very rare. In addition, on Sunday, many routes are not maintained.
Route taxis use is not recommended, as they are used exclusively for the passage of the black people in the country and for people with white skin is extremely dangerous.
On long-distance flights out modern cars with air conditioning. Served by long-distance trip by three companies - Greyhound; Intercape Mainliner; Translux
Ticket price is higher than if it were traveling by train. But the bus is much faster. Tickets are sold at the box office bus terminals and it is advisable to book them in advance.
Catch a taxi on the street is almost impossible, moreover, it is also dangerous. Find parking cars is also very difficult. That is why you need to order a taxi by phone.
There are two kinds of taxis:
- Conventional. In such machines have meters, and fixed fee per kilometer.
- Private taxis. In this case the cost of the trip is necessary to negotiate in advance.
The country has three international airports: in Durban; in Cape Town; in Johannesburg. The national carrier - South African Airways (SAA). It was he who performs almost all flights in the country. Domestic flights are quite expensive, but that fee for real comfort and perfect adherence to the schedule.
The railway network in South Africa quite extensive. Especially heavy traffic areas falls on the Witwatersrand, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban.
The price of trips is readily available. Exception (ticket price is slightly higher) are trains "Blue Trane", "Rovos Rail," "Trans-Karoo" relating to the superior category. The ticket price, in this case can reach the cost of airfare. Tickets are advised to book the day before departure, regardless of the selected type.
Trains are divided into several classes: Sitter coach (sessile); Sleeper-4 (Quad sleeping compartment); Sleeper-6 (Dormitory coupe).
Rent a car can be without any problems. The main thing is to comply with the conditions: driver's age over 23 years; the presence of international standard driver's license. Insurance is already included in the rental price.