The Gautrain Rapid Rail Link is a state-of-the-art rapid rail network being built in Gauteng. The rail connection comprises of two links, namely a link between Tshwane (Pretoria) and Johannesburg, and a link between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton. Apart from the three anchor stations on these two links, seven other stations will be linked by approximately 80 kilometres of rail along the proposed route. This modern train will offer international standards of public transport with high levels of safety, reliability, predictability and comfort. Travelling at maximum speeds of 160 to 180 kilometres per hour it will reach Tshwane from Johannesburg in less than 40 minutes.
There will also be busses from the Sandton terminal to different locations to get you to your destination of choice. For futher information see www.gautrain.co.za. Take note, as this is a fairly new construction and every effort is being made to ensure that it all runs smoothly, please make sure that your transport arrangements are taken care of well in advance to ensure a stress-free holiday in our country.
The seven other stations will be located at Rosebank, Sandton, Marlboro, Midrand, Centurion, Hatfield and Rhodesfield (Kempton Park).
Besides the commuter service, air passengers will have a dedicated service between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton. This purpose-designed service brings Gauteng in line with global practice which links cities by rail to international airports. Designed with facilities suited to their specific needs, airport passengers will be able to check-in their luggage at Sandton station. The trip between the airport and Sandton station will take less than 15 minutes.
Public transport in South Africa is available in most centres along dedicated routes, but is not good when needing a specific destination. Please note that public transport is below first world standards and not always reliable. While this is constantly being improved, make sure that your transport arrangements are taken care of well before you travel, to ensure a stress-free holiday in our country. For schedules and more information try www.metrorail.co.za, www.gabs.co.za (Western Cape) and www.putco.co.za (Gauteng).
Several inter-city bus services have almost daily schedules between all the main cities making interesting stops along the way. These include Inter City, Translux, Greyhound www.translux.co.za; www.greyhound.co.za; www.intercape.co.za and www.citiliner.co.za . There are several luxury Train Services as well as a domestic main line services available, www.shosholozameyl.co.za and Premier Classe, Blue Train - www.luxurytrains.co.za and Rovos Rail - www.Rovos.com
Remember that vehicles in South Africa are right hand drive and travel on the left hand side of the road. You will require an international drivers license and a minimum of 5 years experience. Public roads in South Africa are well developed and well sign-posted. Use this website for the regulating body www.savrala.co.za, and here are other suggestions: www.budget.co.za; www.avis.co.za; www.hertz.co.za; www.europcar.co.za.
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All of South Africa's international airports and most domestic ones have shuttle services running from the airport to CBD. Shuttle services are cheaper than taking a taxi, but do take longer.Allow plenty of time when booking your return shuttle to the airport, or make sure the shuttle company is aware of your check-in time.
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