Transport & Car Rental

Transport & Car Rental

Getting around Joburg

Joburg is very spread out with no single city centre but rather a number of different areas and neighbourhoods. However Craighall Park is very centrally located for easy access to the central suburbs and areas of Rosebank, Sandton, Randburg and Joburg Central. Read more

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On-site transport

Tagala Mlalazi who works at Liz at Lancaster is a registered transport provider and is available for on-site transport and airport transfers.

(Subject to change due to fluctuating rising petrol prices and the introduction of toll road costs) For any trips of over 30 km the charges are R10.00 per km. If Tagala waits then there is a R70 per hour waiting charge. So for example a half day excursion to Lesedi (10.30 to 2.30) would be R280 plus R10.00 X 84 kms= R840; a total of R1120. And the Cradle of Humankind for a full day trip of 6 hours and approx 100km would be R1420.

We can arrange a tour guide for Pilanesberg and Sun City usually from R1500 per person for 2 or more; rate does not include meals and entrance fees; single rate by arrangement.

High speed train to and from the airport.

For a single person the Gautrain is a very practical way of getting to the airport from Liz at Lancaster. It is fast, safe, clean and efficient.
Running times: Transfer: from the Gautrain station (Rosebank or Sandton) to Liz at Lancaster. Phone (by prior arrangement)
Gaubuses operate between Sandton and Rosebank weekdays only
For general information on the Gautrain see

Johannesburg taxi services

Uber Taxis - Apart from using Liz at Lancaster services, the most cost effective and efficient option is Uber. You will need a Smart phone to download the Uber app which puts you in touch with the nearest available taxi, takes payment via credit card, enables you to check your route and receive reliable arrival times.

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. . Except for outside hotels, there are very few places where you can hail a taxi in the street. It is best to call and book in advance. Many taxis do not use meters, so arrange a price at the start of your trip. From Sandton City to Craighall Park you can expect to pay anywhere from R180.
The following taxis run on meters:

Air travel

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:

Car Rentals

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.

There are many car rental companies operating from the airports where all the major international brands such as Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Sixt etc are represented as well as Budget, Tempest and more. There are also a number of car rental companies based outside the Gautrain station in Sandton as well as Rosebank.

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