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> Round South Africa with Baz Bus?
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post May 6 2007, 03:50 AM
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Has anyone used Baz bus in South Africa to get around? Just wanted to get some info as to what you thought of it and if it's a safe way to travel as I will be a woman traveling on my own at the end of August to September only 2 weeks. Any info would great


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post May 7 2007, 03:06 PM
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hi Cheryl,

I use the Baz Bus in South Africa for several months. I enjoyed it meet lots of new people and found it to be very safe.the hostels along the way were very well done. Enjoy South Africa! It was certainly a treat for me.

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post May 7 2007, 03:38 PM
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I went up the coast from Cape Town to Durban a couple times by BazBus. It picks you up and drops you off right at your hostel, so you should be safe. South Africa has some good hostels along that route. Unfortunately I wasn't getting so lucky with weather for the beach towns. A day at the wineries in Stellenbosch is nice. Lots of good beach towns - Cintsa, J-Bay, Plett Bay, Wilderness, etc... Some of the distances are quite a long ways.
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post Jun 17 2007, 05:28 AM
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The Baz Bus is easy and friendly, but expensive. Hiring your own car is cheaper but you don't meet so many people. Lots of hostels also do free pick up's from the airports as public transport here sucks. Check out the cheap SA airlines - Kalulua, 1time, Mango, Nationwide - at the moment you can fly from Cape Town to Durbs for less than R200!

Either way - SA is a great place so I hope you enjoy your time here,

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post Nov 18 2007, 05:11 PM
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Just wondering about travelling the Garden route with the Baz Bus!! I'm travelling alone and have about 5-6 days from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth return. I was thinking about stopping at Oudtshoorn, Wilderness, Plett Bay and Port Elizabeth!! I dunno if 5-6 days is long enough!!! also, would really really appreciate any suggestions about where's the best places to go on the Garden route!!!!


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post Jul 3 2009, 12:43 AM
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i've been lookin at the baz bus for when we go, but it seems really expensive. i still wanna meet people and do it on the cheap (so not really keen on hiring a car) anyone know of any other good ways to get around, especially longer distances?

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post Jul 3 2009, 06:27 AM
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This is definitely a safe way to travel, don't worry. Lots of backpackers recommend this way of transport in South Africa and so lots of people use it especially young travellers and adventurers as it's probably the cheapest way to travel around. It' s also a nice way to meet interesting people. f you are looking for more information about various means of transport within South Africa, I advise you to check on www.voilacapetown.com/cape-town-transport.html.

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