A concern most backpackers will have when visiting South Africa is how to get around. Luckily, transportation facilities in South Africa are as easy as it is in your own country. Although there might be the obvious modes of transport they might not always be highly recommended.
The best options to choose from when getting around would be to rent a car, fly or travel on the Bazbuz. With such a great exchange rate to the rand, budget travelers can enjoy a more luxurious lifestyle here than they could back home. Car rental is seen as a great option for friends who are traveling in groups. The road infrastructure in South Africa is good and most people will find the wide highways a sheer delight in comparison to narrower roads back home. All the main towns and cities in South Africa are well inter-connected. A great advantage of renting your own car is that you get to see and do things as you like. Trips and detours can be made spontaneously adding to the adventure of your holiday. Motor vehicles are often targeted by criminals for their quick cash so make sure to keep it locked up at night and don’t leave valuables in eye-sight when you leave the car unattended.
The Bazbus is a great option for budget backpackers as this is a hop on hop off service that is linked to pretty much every road. The nice thing about this is that you are picked up and dropped off outside the backpacker’s hostel. This way, you don’t have to worry about getting lost in cities you’ve never been too. There is no extra taxi fare involved to find the hostel and you will get to meet loads of people in the same situation as you. The Bazbus service operates throughout the country so an open season ticket will get you to see everything there is to offer.