What about private and public transport in South Africa?
South Africa is a huge country and distances are far greater then we Europeans are used to. Also the public transport system in the cities is not as good or safe as in Europe. Having a car makes it much easier to travel around. For those working for example in areas outside the city centre it is a necessity to have a car.
Buying a car in South Africa is relatively expensive. Most (old) cars cost quite a bit of money, you’ll pay approximately 20.000 ZAR. But as the overall trade-in value is relatively high, you won’t experience a big loss when you resell your car when you leave South Africa.
There are a lot of rent-a-car possibilities. Khaya can help you to find the safest and cheapest options. Remember you need a credit card if you want to rent a car and need to be in possession of an International Drivers license.
In South Africa people drive on the left side of the road and the steering wheel is on the right side of the vehicle. It is possible to get in contact with other volunteers to share a car, which will lower the costs.
Traveling through SA is a lot easier by car, but you can do it without. Go to www.bazbus.co.za for the hop-on-hop-off possibilities, they travel to the most beautiful places in SA.