Rates might vary dependant on traffic conditions.
For any trips of over 30 km Zac charges an hourly rate of R100 as well as R4.50 per km. So for example a half day excursion to Lesedi (10.30 to 2.30) would be R400 plus R4.50 X 84 kms= R378; a total of R778. And the Cradle of Humankind for a full day trip of 6 hours and approx 100km would be R1050.
High speed train to and from the airport.
The Gautrain is fast, (under 15 minutes from Rosebank to O.R Tambo), safe, clean and efficient and a wonderful timesaver for transport to and from the airport.
Gaubuses operate between Sandton and Rosebank weekdays only
For general information on the Gautrain see www.gautrain.co.za/about/
Johannesburg taxi services
There are NO roaming taxis that can be 'hailed' from the roadside. Although locals use mini-bus taxis, these are largely unregulated and require too much local knowledge to be used by visitors. So you will need to phone for a taxi or cab. There are many reliable and safe taxi companies who operate 24 hours a day. Probably the best for local transfers is Roses Taxis at a charge of R11 per km with a minimum charge of R50:Probably the best for local transfers is Rainbow Cabs 08 6060 6161 www.rainbow-cabs.co.za Their minimum charge is R60 for 6km and then R10 per km after that. Roses Taxis charge R12 per km with a minimum charge of R50 (but this charge only applies to a trip within the same suburb – so always check the rate before): 011 403-9625; 0861 8294 222. Others such as PWV and Maxi Taxi charge a set fee of R80 plus for local trips. Some of the drivers do not carry maps and might not know the location of your destination, so try to get directions beforehand to give the driver. There is little other effective and usable public transport for visitors to Joburg.
Tuk Tuk Services
The latest addition to the Johannesburg transport scene is the introduction of tuk tuk services for short distances. The local company operates out of Parkhurst 0860 885 885 www.tuktuksa.co.za They charge R35 for the 1st 5 km and then R8 per km after that. So for short distances this is a really viable and cost-effective option. Currently however they are very busy on Friday and Saturday evenings so don’t count on immediate availability during these times.
There are 2 international airports serving Johannesburg. O.R. Tambo on the east of Johannesburg (39km from Liz at Lancaster) and Lanseria Airport to the north (24km from Liz at Lancaster) . If you are travelling internally you need to be at the airport an hour before take-off time and if travelling internationally then you are required to be there 2 hours before take-off.
The restrictions for cabin baggage are as follows:
For car rentals click on link below:
Many visitors rent a car, although driving in Johannesburg is a challenge with bad traffic delays, poor road signage and traffic lights frequently out of order! However for local trips and long stays, self-drive is a good option. Many of the big car rental companies like Avis Car Hire have branches in Rosebank, Sandton and of course at the airport. Avis Car Rental 011 923 3660 or 086 102 1111
For motor bike rentals
South Africa is a wonderful country to travel by motorbike. Motoberlin provide BMW bikes for rental and offer an excellent service. For more info go to Motoberlin