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> Bazbus or car hire?
lisakell
post Aug 19 2008, 05:46 AM
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Just wondering if anyone has travelled around South Africa with either Bazbus or in a hire car? There are two of us travelling and we're a bit concerned about being restriced by Bazbus so hoping for some advice

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post Aug 19 2008, 01:04 PM
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Hey Lisakell, I just perused through some blogs and there have been mixed reviews:
Negative:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...59900/tpod.html
Positive:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...08080/tpod.html

This blogger liked her rental car better: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...97080/tpod.html


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lisakell
post Aug 26 2008, 02:53 PM
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Thanks, think we're gonna go for Bazbus being newbie travellers - thinking the downsides might be outweighed by meeting loads of people and getting advice
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post Oct 31 2008, 01:06 PM
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consider hiring a Car when you're in Cape Town. Necessary for getting to the spread out winelands and other attractions. A quick must do list: walk up to Table mountain and return by cablecar, Kirstenbosch, Cederberg,West Coast, hout Bay for additional info i am also at virtualtourist
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post Jan 20 2009, 05:48 AM
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A bit of arb advice if you're going to hire a car in SA. Make sure to check your car tyre pressures properly. We recently came across a few travellers in Hogsback, having hired a car, with very different pressures on all the wheels. Only checked because we helped them change a flat...

In fact, check just about everything before going on long trips... Distances travelled are usually big and you don't want to take chances.


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post Jan 21 2009, 12:02 PM
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QUOTE(kenhuocj @ Oct 31 2008, 01:06 PM) *

consider hiring a Car when you're in Cape Town. Necessary for getting to the spread out winelands and other attractions. A quick must do list: walk up to Table mountain and return by cablecar, Kirstenbosch, Cederberg,West Coast, hout Bay for additional info i am also at virtualtourist



The Cape Town sightseeing bus is apparently a great option to see the sights around Cape Town. Check it out at: http://www.citysightseeing.co.za/ and at R200 a day it is a bargain.


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