Pretoria Travel Guide

Getting Around

As of January 2011 the Tourist Hop on/Hop Off bus has been suspended. The tourist office had no information on when or if it would return.

Either use a metered taxi, rent a car or use the municipal bus service. There is also a very extensive network of informal, cheap minibus taxis, mostly used by local commuters. These taxis have a reputation for being unsafe, but this has greatly improved in recent years and most taxis are now relatively luxurious and not overcrowded, except during peak times. Accidents are rare. Ask locals waiting at taxi stops about routes and rates.

Walking is a good option during the day, but us unsafe after dark in certain areas, such as central Pretoria.

Tempest Car HirePhone: +27 (0)12 663-1368Fax: +27 (0)12 663-1387Affordable car rental service available at all major locations in South Africa.
Rixi TaxiPhone: +27 (0)12 362-6262Safe and professional taxi service. Not the cheapest means of getting around.
Tshwane Bus RoutesGraphical map of bus routes and timetables and some information on using Minibus Taxis. R10 a journey.
Municipal bus routes and timetablesNot extensive coverage or very regular, but is fairly reliable. -Main office at church square. Get time table there. Bus stops have lousy indication of bus, direction. So ask or wait. Bus frequency is during rush hours best. Very old fashioned but good for nostalgists. Price range between R5 to R10 from City to suburbs and R4 for scholars.

source: Wikivoyage

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