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Attending Africa’s Travel Indaba 2023? Here’s how to get around in KwaZulu-Natal!

As you plan your visit to Africa’s Travel Indaba in KwaZulu-Natal, it’s important to consider the various transportation options available to you. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get around this beautiful province, whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler. One of the most convenient and popular modes of transportation is Uber. This ride-hailing service operates in major cities across the province, making it easy to get from point A to point B. Plus, the drivers are usually friendly and knowledgeable about the area, so don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations on the best local spots to visit. All you need to do is make sure that the Uber mobile application is downloaded and set up on your phone. To use the app you will need to be connected to a South African mobile data network, or WiFi connection. Payment methods on the Uber application works very closely to the rest of the world and for convenience you can choose between credit or debit card as well as cash. Just be sure to notify your bank that international purchases will be made, especially if you plan on using your credit or debit card for payment. Another option is to hire a private taxi, which can be arranged through your hotel or via telephone bookings such as Eagle Taxi Cabs. Private taxis are a great way to get around if you’re looking for a more personalized experience, and many drivers speak Zulu, so you can practice your language skills while en route. If you’re looking to book a private taxi, find more information at https://www.eagletaxicabs.co.za/ For a more budget-friendly option, you can take a public taxi. These minibus taxis are a common sight on KwaZulu-Natal’s roads, and while they may not be the most comfortable or reliable mode of transportation, they are certainly an authentic way to experience the local culture. Just be sure to confirm your fare before getting in, and don’t be afraid to engross yourself in this unique experience. If you’re planning to explore the province on your own, renting a car is a great option. There are several car rental companies operating in KwaZulu-Natal, including Avis, Budget, and Europcar. These rental cars companies can be found at our main airport – King Shaka International Airport, as well as around the city. The best way to book a rented car is online. Visit https://www.avis.co.za or https://www.europcar.co.za/ to enquire on car rentals. Keep in mind that South Africa drives on the left-hand side of the road, so be prepared to adjust to this if you’re not used to it. Finally, city liner buses are another option for getting around the province. These long-distance buses operate between major cities and towns, and are generally safe and reliable. Looking for options? Try https://citilinerplus.co.za/ – one of the more reliable interprovincial bus lines. Just be sure to check the schedule in advance and plan your route accordingly. For local travel, Durban also has the People Mover and Mynah bus lines, which is a great and inexpensive way to travel short distances. For more information on bus routes, times and prices, visit https://www.muvo.co.za/about/bustimetables/ One of the most exciting ways to experience the best of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal is on the Durban Riksha Bus. Hop aboard and enjoy the most scenic views of the most popular landmarks in our main city whilst your guide gives you an enjoyable tour & talk. To book or find more information – visit https://visitdurban.travel/destination/ricksha-bus-city-tour/ No matter which transportation option you choose, we’re excited to welcome you to KwaZulu-Natal for Africa’s Travel Indaba.  
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