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The nation's biggest draw card, no doubt, is its wildlife safari adventures, which allow you that up-close-and-personal experience with some of the country's most amazing beasts as they live in their natural habitat.
But South Africa is so much more than safari. Beyond its famous national parks, the country houses incredible mountains boasting hundreds of walking trails, pristine beaches frequented by adorable penguins and colourful cities filled with a history of struggle and freedom.
A trip to South Africa is like no other and while the flight may be long for Australians, it's well worth the journey.
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South Africa has one of the cheapest and best-connected public transport networks around. Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban are the three major cities of South Africa. Johannesburg and Durban are 570 kilometres apart, and Cape Town is 1400 kilometres from Johannesburg and 1640 kilometres from Durban.
Flights are a preferred means for inter-city travel while trains pass through scenic routes to provide a more immersive experience. Buses offer a similar experience at a lesser price.
Cities are well connected through extensive bus and train networks. Traffic is generally quite chaotic, so we wouldn't recommend cycling or driving in cities.
Here's an easy guide to help you travel safely and cheaply in South Africa.
Travellers hesitate to drive in South Africa due to chaotic traffic and safety concerns but if you plan to do so, you can hire a car from car rental services like Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Dollar or Thrifty from major airports.
Taxi. You can't hail a taxi in South Africa on the street. You have to call one by phone or look for them at stops in hotels and shopping centres. Taxis in South Africa are metered. Make sure it reads zero when your commute starts.
Rideshare. Ride-sharing services Bolt and Uber are available in major South African cities.
Shared and private transfers from the airport to your accommodation allow you to travel easily between the city and airport in South Africa. Here are some examples of transfers you can book for major airports and cities.
Our accommodation picks for a luxurious stay in South Africa.
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