Getting around in South Africa

A good network of domestic flights connects Johannesburg and Cape Town to other major cities such as Mbombela (for the Kruger Park), Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and George (for the Garden Route).

Trunks roads are all surfaced and well maintained, so self-drive is a straightforward option, provided you have a valid license. The usual international car rental companies are represented in all major cities and airports. Driving is on the left side of the road, as in the UK, which may require some adjustment for drivers from mainland Europe, the USA and elsewhere who are accustomed to driving on the right.

A popular option with backpackers, the Baz Bus is a hop-on hop-off service that runs through the interior between Johannesburg and Durban via Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg, then along the coastal N2 between Durban and Cape Town via East London, Port Elizabeth and the Garden Route. Most trunk routes are also covered by inexpensive Greyhound-style coaches.

Getting around South Africa_Baz Bus The Baz Bus is an affordable option for a budget safari and stops off at every main city in the country | Credit: SheSaid.co.za


Popular South Africa Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Big Five in the Kruger National Park

Encounter the Big Five safari and discover the elusive leopard

Cape Town and Kruger family safari

Combine the best that Cape Town and the Kruger National Park…

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Luxury Cape Town and Kruger Safari

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Mountain Walk

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Garden Route Adventure on a Royal Enfield motorcycle

Experience the Cape and Garden Route in a thrilling motorcycle safari

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