I am planing to obtain visa to Mozambique in Johannesburg as I heard the same-day processing can be done at a reasonable cost (USD20?) and am sadly a bit confused with the opposing information as to the location of Mozambique Embassy.
18 Hurlingham Road, Sandton
252 Jepee Street
Which is correct?
Info for opening hours, fees and tips are much appreciated!
My questions are as follows:
1. I understand many minibus taxis to other cities in South Africa and the neighboring countries depart from Park Station. Is Park Station a railway station, not a bus terminal? Exactly from where would I catch minibus then?
2. Does minibus taxi run to Mafikeng? How early should I be there? 4am? 7am? Or even 12 noon?
i am travelling with my family and 3 year old son to johannesburg in december 2013 to january 2014, i will like to know what to expect in terms of weather, so i could pack the appropraite clothings
sothat not to easily identify as foreigner /
safe places in johannesburg to live?
I am visiting Gold Reef City on 29th Dec (Sunday) and want to experience the Underground Mining Tour and Gold Pour. So, is there any particular time for the mining tour and Gold Pour? If yes, then what are they? I also want to know the duration of the tour.
As its a Sunday, should I buy tickets online or are they easily available at the counter? When checked for online tickets, it gives the date and the time as 9.30am but I am planning to visit at 12.30pm. So will the tickets be valid in that case? Can the mining tour tickets also booked online?
As I am spending only one day in Johannesburg, I dont want to mess up travelling without proper information. Any help and advice would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Hi again guys.As you might have read my previous posts,i am a young student at Rlabs,and Rlabs is originally from Cape Town.So what Rlabs did was that they opened a branch or should i say a learning institution in Johannesburg,where i am from.So my goal and ambition is to go to Cape Town to further myself in my studies.I have been given advice on where i should accommodate myself to stay.But one of the most important questions i wanted to ask,is Capetown beaches the best in South-Africa? and is Cape Towns weather unpredictable like johannesburg's weather? because one minute its hot,the next min its cold or it starts raining.So could anybody please fill me with information regarding to my questions.
Hi, I would like to know if the gold pouring is a part of the Underground Mining tour in Gold Reef city.. Also, what all is showcased in the tour? It would be great if you could tell me the duration of the complete tour and how much would it cost to enter the park as well as the gold mine.
Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.
what is the probability for me to get a ticket from the counter directly to cape town from johannesburg ? is it busy everyday/fully booked? or is it better for me to buy online or just buy at the counter? im afraid the tickets would be sold out at the time of my arrival.. someone please help me. thnks!
Looking for a restaurant, not necessarily live music, or with combination of one of above or both will do. Having belly dancing and e.g. plate smashing...nice 'viby' atmosphere, not the fine dining atmosphere this time. Must be in Pretoria, Centurion areas. Restaurant must be stylish and well maintained.
What is the best day tour of Johannesburg?
Does anyone know about affordable but nice Game Lodges near Johannesburg?
Hello!! I tried to find this answer, but couldn't :(. I wonder if I go there near the end of March or beginning of April, if that would be a good idea or not). I've read many blogs saying that this is a rainny season, so animals can't be seen easily, is that true? During these 2 weeks, would be enough to stay 1 week in Jh and 1week in cape town? Or do you recommend another option?
Thanks in advance for your support!
Hi. I'm a 52 year old woman who has been asked to do a 3 week assignment in Joburg by the company I work for. Could you please let me know how safe it will be for me to be there alone and also how easy it would be for me to get up to speed on driving on the left side of the road and getting around the city (assuming I rent a car with a GPS)?
I am feeling a bit nervous about this business trip as I have never traveled outside of Europe and the U.S. on business before. Are my concerns unwarrented?
Thanks, in advance, for any advice and feedback you can share with me!
I am travelling to SA for the first time and plan on spending 2 or 3 days at Johannesburg. Firstly, I should note that for this trip we will not be visiting Kruger; as time instead is being allotted for Cape Town, Garden Route, Durban and Drakensberg (I have family in CT and Durban) - I am instead doing a couple of days in Addo and a night in a private game reserve close by.
Here are the following activities I'd like to do in Joburg;
- Apartheid Museum
- Lesedi Cultural Village and;
- Crade of Humankind
Do you think to do these 4 activites 2 days would be required or 3? The chief reason I'd like to know is because if I can squeeze it into 2 then perhaps I could add an extra day in Cape Town. If 3 days would be better then I don't particularly mind doing that either,
How many cities can you get to on DIRECT flights from all the airports in Johannesburg
Hi, I am goin to Joburg for the first time. Iwould like to know wheter it is necessary to have a rental car or not? Since I would like to go to Lion Park, Sun City, Monte Casino etc and I do not know if those places are all close to each other and you could just get a hotel close by or if it would make more sense to get a car. Alternatively how does the purblic transport in Joburg work.? Does it reach a lot of places or only certain places? Is it save?
I just heard about tuk tuks being introduced in J'burg recently. Has anyone used them? Do they have meters by which we know how much to pay?
We were planning on taking the hop on and hop off buses, but after that tour we want to get to Montecasino, would it be sensible to hire a tuk tuk to and from Montecasino?
How many days should I visit Johannesburg to get a good experience of the culture and past history?
Has anyone visited the Lion Park in Joberg? There is a tour for about 5 hours from pick up to drop off. I will be there early August.
We have one full day in Johannesburg. I looked around at city tours but did not find anything interesting. I do not want to walk around Museums or residences of past leaders. Are there any other suggestions? We wish to have a quick ride through the city and then do some off beat place if there is any in Johannesburg. Any suggestions on what we could do will be helpful.
The tour that I came across for half a day covering Johannesburg and Soweto costs 600 rands per person. Would it be cheaper to hire a cab for the whole day?
How much would it cost to go from the airport to House on York(7 York Street, Kensington, South Bedfordview, 2047 Johannesburg)? My hotel suggests that it is best for them to arrange a pick up which would cost anywhere between 560 to 600 rands for the four of us. Is this correct? In the past we have found that taking a taxi from the airport is cheaper than arranging through the hotel. Please let me know.
what is the price for a taxi from johannesburg station to gaborone and the time all i know there is minibus taxi who is going to botswana and the price i am not sure they told me about R200 - R300 please let me now
I need some information about this area. We are planning a tour starting from Johannesburg, ending in Cape Town 2 weeks in October. We want to visit Okavango, Moremi, Victoria Falls, Kruger Park and we need an advice about a good and reliable agency which can arrange us a package tour. Since we are 8 we cannot take the risk to arrange all the hotels and the tours by ourselves so we need a local assistance.
Is there anyone to help us about recommending a good company? Or do you have any other recommendations?
Thanks in advance.
Can I easily get a cab from motor coach terminal around Pretoria CBD where the Greyhound coach stops?
I'm looking for a furnished studio apartment for 1 (preferably with internet access) in Melville or near Wits for a 6 months stay. Can anyone recommend a reliable rental agency or website? Thanks.
What is the law and order position in South Africa in general and Johannesburg in particular in areas like Hillborw.
Hi, I am planning to go to JB in a week. Can anybody give me some advice which transportation is the best and safe to go to downtown from the airport? Thanks!
Hello. I am planning on visiting South Africa in 2 months. I will be volunteering at a wildlife rescue. I will be arriving at Johannesburg airport and then taking another flight to Pharlowaba airport. I am a female and will be traveling alone. Just wanted to hear opinions on the safety at Johannesburg airport. I have read about tourists being robbed. I would appreciate an feedback and tips. Thanks!!!
Been trying to locate a bed and breakfast/hotel. Have shortlisted a few... but which are the best areas to stay in? We are there for just a day and night to see the city and then moving on to Kruger National Park. We are looking for accommodation for a family of four(couple and teenaged boys) in the month of May