Need to leave the city of Johannesburg to enjoy a well-deserved holiday? Or is Joburg simply just a stopover en route to your final destination? Either way, here are a selection of outbound travel options for you to consider if you’re looking on enjoying some inter-provincial travel.
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O.R. Tambo International Airport
Offering both local and international flights to amazing destinations abroad, the Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest airport on the continent and can be found in Kempton Park, 23 km away from the city centre and 46 km from Pretoria. This airport is one of the few airports in the world with scheduled passenger direct flights between all six continents, and is a continental gateway to Africa. Other than providing flights for Africa (literally), O.R. Tambo International Airport also offers a wide range of stores to browse if you’re looking for a keepskae to take home with you, as well as lovely restaurants to grab a bite to eat during your layover, car rental facilities, airport parking and hotels, and much more.
Lanseria International Airport
Lanseria International Airport is the only other internationally-accredited airport in Gauteng. A lot smaller than O.R. Tambo, Lanseria is privately owned and offers travellers commercial flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban and George daily. Also, the airport has long and short term parking facilities if you wish to leave you car parked safely. Other facilities include restaurants, duty-free shopping, lounge facilities, as well as easy-flow pick-up and drop-off areas.
Although the Gautrain buses and trains only operates within Gauteng, you can still travel with ease to and from Pretoria and O.R. Tambo International Airport with the Gautrain service. There are many various routes you can choose from to ensure you get to your desired destination safely. Bus routes will take you through Centurion, Hatfield, Marlboro, Midrand, Joburg Central, Rosebank, Rhodesfield, Pretoria and Sandton.
Looking to travel the country and beyond in comfort, luxury and style? The be sure to take a look at all the exciting destinations Greyhound drives to on a daily basis. Whether you’re looking to take an adventure from Johannesburg to Cape Town, from Durban to Pretoria, from the Cape to Harare, Natal to Maputo, or from the hills of the Transkei to the Free State, Greyhound has got you covered. For more information about routes, fares, discounts and rewards, visit their website at www.greyhound.co.za.
The Intercape bus service travels throughout southern Africa, covering all corners of South Africa and up to Malawi! Not only is is a reliable mode of transport for those looking to enjoy a scenic adventure through various areas in the country, but it’s also affordable and safe. To book your bus tickets, view their inter-provincial and country travel routes, fares and more, visit their website at www.intercape.co.za.
Planning on taking a train down to Durban? Or how about visiting Port Elizabeth for a well-deserved getaway? Then plan and book your excursion with Shosholoza Meyl. This train service offers safe long distance passenger train travel within South Africa on Economy Sleeper Class trains and Deluxe Sleeper Class trains. The trains travel on rail routes Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London on a weekly basis at affordable rates.
For a scenic and enjoyable journey throughout South Africa and its neighbouring countries, why not book a train adventure with Rovos Rail? They have a wide selection of journeys that will take you through Angola, the famous Copper Trail, Cape Town, a Durban safari, Victoria Falls, Namibia, and more. Click here to see what other packages they have to offer. This is a luxurious must if you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll never forget.