Tag Archives: Public Transport Johannesburg

Uber: a welcome addition to Joburg’s transport options

Uber: an efficient and cost-effective way of getting around in Johannesburg Johannesburg is notorious for being a city which is badly serviced by effective public transport.  While Rea Vaya is a cheap and extremely viable option for the inner city and certain main routes, because of Johannesburg’s huge sprawl, there is no door-to-door public transport […]

Posted in Travel, tourism & transport | Also tagged , , , , , , | 1 Response

Finger in the air: Where do you want to go?

Transport by mini-bus Getting around Joburg without your own car is a challenge.  However, various initiatives and infrastructural developments have been introduced with varying degrees of success.  The Gautrain running between the airport,  Pretoria and Joburg Central, with stops on the way, is very fast, clean, safe and  effective but unfortunately quite expensive for daily […]

Posted in Travel, tourism & transport | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Responses

To be truly tourist friendly Joburg needs to solve its public transport problems

Improvement in Joburg’s public transport infrastructure is crucial Mail and Guardian (June 18-24; Vol 26 no 23 p 12)) ran an article by Duduzile Mathebula entitled ‘We love you South Africa – World Cup tourists give the country the thumbs up but public transport is a major gripe’. It seems that most of the foreign […]

Posted in 2010 Soccer World Cup, Travel, tourism & transport | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The highs and lows of day 1 of the World Cup, especially traffic issues

World Cup Soccer first day The event that we have all been waiting for since the announcement in 2005 is finally here … and despite some serious traffic and transport hitches, it all went well on the FIRST big day.  Lots of hoarse voices amongst Safricans today as well as much babelaas.  See http://www.lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/talk-the-talk-a-z-of-south-african-slang ! Traffic issues For […]

Posted in 2010 Soccer World Cup | Also tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Responses

Getting to the Game

Joburg Transport to the Games I have summarized information from the Joburg.org.za website and from ticketbreak.co.za website. Tickets to the Park and Rides/Walks can be booked at ticketbreak.co.za  IF you do not have your own car you will need to use DROP AND RIDE A Drop & Ride will be provided at Westgate where fans […]

Posted in 2010 Soccer World Cup | Also tagged , | 3 Responses