Airport Transfers and Taxi Service in South Africa
Located at the southern tip of Africa, The Republic of South Africa offers a superb coastline stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans and shares borders with six countries (Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and landlocked Lesotho). South Africa is a popular tourist destination with around 900 000 monthly arrivals of which one-third is from outside the African continent.
Well-known for its subtle wines, diamonds and Nelson Mandela, South Africa is a vast country with a wide variety of landscapes, an extensive range of historical sites and wild life reserves as well as a vibrant, diverse and picturesque culture, providing for amazing cultural and safari experiences.
Whether you are in South Africa on a short holiday, on a business trip or just in between flights, the richness in culture, fauna & flora and history this country will undoubtedly leave an impression of satisfaction on you that will make you want to come for more.
Here's Your Taxi-Finder guide to South Africa, its Attractions and Things to do during your stay.
City Transfers & Taxi Services in South Africa
South Africa is home to more than 48 million people making up a multi-ethnic society, speaking 11 official languages and with as many religious beliefs and cultures. The country is divided into 9 provinces, each having their own capital cities, their own particularities and unique charm:
Pretoria (in Gauteng) is the administrative capital of the country while Johannesburg is the most common entry point into Southern Africa.
Cape Town, known as the mother city, is the legislative capital and has numerous famous landmarks, winelands and top daytrip destinations. The Garden Route which runs from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province is famous for its spectacular coastlines, superb beaches and world famous surf spots as well as its national parks.
Durban, the second largest city in South Africa, is a popular coastal destination for locals. The KwaZulu-Natal, of which Durban is the capital, is home to the world's second highest waterfall and its mountain range provides excellent terrain for hiking.
The Northern Cape's capital Kimberley is famous for its diamonds and provides good access to the Kalahari desert and the Augrabies Falls on the Orange river. The Free State province is home to the world heritage site Vredefort Dome, the world's largest and oldest meteorite impact crater.
The Northwest province is famous for Sun City and the Pilanesberg Game reserve, Mpumalanga Province has the third largest Canyon in the world and Limpopo province capital is a good starting point for visits to the northern parts. These three provinces along with the Free state circle Gauteng Province can be easily accessed from Johannesburg.
On your journey we ought not to forget a visit to mystical flat-top Table Mountain, a safari tour in Kruger National Park and a strand on Coffee Bay beach on the Wild Coast, where you can sit with the hut-living locals and enjoy the sun diving behind blue breaking waves and into the Indian Ocean.
South Africa has been home to the Khoisan, collective name for Hottentot (Koi) , and Bushmen (San) people for thousands of years. Their rock art can still be found in many places throughout South Africa.
The best way to go to these excursions outside of the big cities is to use local taxi services and private car hire companies.
One may think that the African continent is too hot for snow but despite South Africa's subtropical climate Tiffindell ski resort, on top of Ben Macdhui mountain in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, has a relatively high snow-capped elevation of 2810 meters. The resort provides full ski packages that include dinner, bed & breakfast, ski equipment hire and ski lift pass.
Another Ski resort is Afri-ski Mountain Resort in landlocked Lesotho and can be reached from Durban & Johannesburg airports. Most of them are for intermediates, so there is no need to be an advanced skier to have fun on the slopes. These ski resorts are pretty far from Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town, but if you want to get there our local partners are able to drive you to those ski resorts. Book your ski transfer online and in advance to get the best prices.
Transport & Airport Transfers in South Africa
Renting a car at the airport might be tempting but driving in any new country carries some hazards for the unfamiliar driver, carjacking is still fairly common and not to mention the rental cost, deposit, taxes and surcharges. Hailing a taxi at a South African Airport can prove to be a tremendous challenge.Queuing up is mandatory and when you get one after some 30 minutes in line, there is always the risk of ending up with a high rated fare due to detours or heavy traffic.
Public transport is not recommended and it is not advised to travel on your own in South Africa unless you have a local who can show you around.
Taxis are handy ways of travelling to and from the airport and it is advised to pre-book or call for one.
Hailing a taxi in South Africa means knowing the country's unique hand-signals from solid fists to raised victory signs. Also be aware that tourists can be targets of crime near travel facilities. The most frequent types of crime you might come across will be scam merchants and rip-off artists.
If you do happen to hop in a taxi, our advice is to stick to licensed ones. If you get a single person fare, do not hesitate to say no if the taxi wants to pick people up on the way or if the taxi driver wants 'extra money for traffic', even if you agreed on a price before the trip.
Pre-booking private airport transfers in South Africa is a less costly, safer and a more than relieving alternative which is most definitely recommended for your holiday, hotel transfers and sightseeing excursions in South Africa.
Whether you are travelling to its Towns and Cities, its Ski-resorts or simply on a trip to discover it's numerous attractions and Discover the South African lifestyle, we are here to help you reach your destination.
The Taxi-Finder.com service includes Multi-lingual drivers, Free Waiting Time*, Welcome Service, No Luggage Fee and our wide range of vehicles are designed to be Child, Disabled and Pet Friendly upon request.
Our private transfer service does not make stops to numerous hotels on the way nor make you wait for passengers from several flights as traditional shuttle & transfer services do.
We provide Airport Transfers, Ski Resort Transfers and Taxi Services in South Africa at 20 to 40% less than current airport transfer fares.
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