Day trip from Johannesburg, Public Transport my first focus:



Should you wish a guided Johannesburg visit, with Cedric, please click on Johannesburg with Cedric

As they were raised in Melville, both Nettie and Cedric de la Harpe will not be blamed for promoting Melville as the ideal base for your Johannesburg sojourn.

To assist the budget traveller, and those who would prefer to spend their available on more than just transport, we will run this blog to create a culture of using the cheap transport systems, allowing you to invest in our magic.

Public Transport, getting around Johannesburg and into Soweto on budget:

South Africa has the reputation of having a lack of Public Transport, the majority of the South African public do however get to every corner of South Africa using public transport:

As Taste of Africa promotes the UNSEEN TOURS, Johannesburg, Hillbrow and Alexandra, plus home-stay’s in Villages Outside the Kruger Park gates, Punda Maria, Orpen, and Numbi, we provide these guidelines for those visitors who would like to participate.

We provide guiding services where our guides will meet the visitor at the various Gautrain Stations and as the Reya Veya bus service extends their operations, we will do the same.

Since the 2010 SWC, South Africa has developed a safe integrated transport system, and to support your preparations, we provide a look at what to expect.

The Gautrain / Rea Vaya / Red Bus link at PARK STATION: 

Gautrain Sandton, Rosebank & Centurian stations are well used and as Park Station is the centre of Johannesburg Transport Node, it may have the reputation of being challenged.

You will be pleasantly surprised at the link established between the Park Station, the Red Bus, and the Rea Vaya link to Soweto and other areas:

Your view as you exit the Gautrain Park Station; having used the escalator straight ahead from the exit turnstile,  100 m to ahead of the Red Bus is the Rea Vaya, Park Station, if you used the escalator, 100m to the right of the exit turnstile, you will exit 50m from the Rea Vaya Park Station: 


Your exit from Gautrain, using the escalator to the right, is to the left of this Park Station on the photo below.

 Rea Vaya Park Station on Rissik Street, move towards your right down the street, and the Rea Vaya station is ahead on your left, on Rissik Street:



For the purposes of this topic, we request that you obtain details and info from the relevant sites.

 Gautrain:                          Rea Vaya:                

This map is aimed to giving you the comfort of knowing what to expected when you reach the main node of the integrated transport link.

R80.001If arriving at Johannesburg’s Park station on the Gautrain, the photo has been taken from the exit of the Station. Directly opposite is the RED BUS, across the road is the Rail Station, and the Red arrow points to the Rea Vaya, T3 bus terminal:

This integrated transport system allows for the R 20 TO R 80 Soweto visit, and links Melville, Rosebank, and Sandton.

Use the Gautrain and T3 Rea Vaya to enjoy the magic of Johannesburg and Soweto at affordable prices.

Taste of Africa promotes Responsible Travel, and Empowerment through tourism, for the little extra for your 3 day visit to Johannesburg, Alexandra & Soweto, please contact us. 


The Map gives the visitor insight into where you will locate a T3 bus station to Soweto:


Using the T3 Rea Vaya bus to access Soweto, by prior arrangement our guide will meet you at the Orlando Stadium bus station, giving you the Magic of Soweto for R 250 per person, sharing, or, for the more adventures, you may link to our SOWETO SELF-GUIDING VISIT:


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