Backpacker Accommodation Transport
In order to assist Backpacker Accommodation Transport in the Johannesburg to Soweto area, we offer this link:
Click to find access to the other Soweto and Cheap transport options:
Johannesburg Backpackers is located within the Melville collection area for Taste of Africa for the Johannesburg and Soweto day visits.
In order to access the T3 Rea Vaya to do the Soweto & Johannesburg links, you need to walk out of the Backpackers, turn right, walk down to Linden Road, turn right into Linden, at the top of Linden Road on Barry Hertzog Road. or turn left on Gleneagles Road to Barry Hertzog Road, you will be able to access the Local taxi towards Johannesburg. (Cross barry Hertzog for direction to Johannesburg)
In order to access the taxi, check for other commuters, on a street corner, point one finger into the air for taxi to Johannesburg.
When boarding the taxi, tell the driver and passengers that you wish to alight at the Millpark Holiday Inn.
You will see the Rea Vaya bus terminal as you approach.
Alternatively. use the Melville Tuc-Tuc, 082 695 0211 or 082 515 6593.
Access to Sandton, Rosebank, Alexandra Township, take the Barry Hetrzog taxi in the opposite direction to the Randburg Taxi Rank, for these areas.
Backpacker Accommodation Transport, your google map look.
In order to access the T3 Rea Vaya to do the Soweto & Johannesburg links, you have a few options:
Local Taxi on Jan Smuts, moving left to right as you approach jan Smuts, index finger pointed into the air. Just make sure the driver drops you as close to Park Station and Gautrain link.
Or, using the Sandburg Taxi to Rosebank, an easy link is the Gautrain from the Rosebank Station to Park Station.
You have a Gautrain bus-stop just off the corner of North and Jan Smuts Avenue, only problem is that you must have a paid smart card prior to boarding.
You may conveniently buy a ticket at the Apollo Cafe Hyde Park Corner Shop # 8 Hyde Park Corner C/o Jan Smuts 6th Ave Hyde Park 2196, Johannesburg, just two blocks away.
Travelling in the opposite direction with the taxi will get you to the Randburg taxi rank, you have links to Sandton from Rosebank and Ransburg.
Your google map view of the area:
When backpacking at Brownsugar, leave the front gate, turn left down the road, to the traffic light where the approaching traffic forks to the left as shown by arrow.
Stand on the approaching corner, indicated by the Red Star in the map, index finger pointing straight into the sky, a signal that you wish to go to the city centre.
When a local shared tax stops, ask if he can get you to the Park Station entrance on Wolmarans Street, if yes, you may board.
The fare should be approx R 8, pass the amount to the passenger sitting infront of you with the amount, and if 2 pax, you just say 2. The money will be passed forward, and your change will be passed back to you.
You will find the Gautrain, Red Bus Terminal, the Rea Vaya Bus on the corner of Wolmarans and Rissik Street, see Gautrain and Rea Vaya Bus link below .
Diamond Diggers and Ghandi Backpackers:
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You have approx 1,5km to walk from the corner of Doris and Roberts Ave. to the Rea Vaya, T1 route terminal at Ellis Park. Follow directions below.
Please note, the C1 bus, from Ellis Park to Donsonville departs on Voorhout Street, Cnr Princess, just left off Bertrams and uses a slightly differnt route, linking with T1 at Carlton, Library Gardens, and Chancellor House, it approaches Soweto past Soccer City, where you will be able to interrupt your trip for photographs, and then proceeds to Orlando Stadium where Taste of Africa guides can meet you, by arrangement.
If you wish to use ths C1 bus, and visit the Vilikazi Street / Hector Pieterson Museum area without a guide, do not be concerned, just alight at the Orlando Stadium and walk in the direction of the bus travel to Boom Town Station and proceed as per our instructions,
Hotels, Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfasts, Backpackers in the areas reflected above, please use for your guests:
If your accommodation establishment is not in any of these area, Taste of Africa will endeavour to assist, and at your request, if you link to our recommendations, will contribute to further construction on this webpage.
Cedric de la Harpe
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