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INTER-ISLAND FERRIES

INTER-ISLAND FERRIES – those interested in visiting more than one island during their stay in Cape Verde will want to look into the various ferry services that operate there. Obviously, such services are most important to the smaller islands like Brava (which have limited or no flight service). Agentur S.T.M.(Praia-Brava-Fogo route): 261-2564 Cabo Verde Fast […]

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TAXI

TAXI — taxis can be found at all airports throughout each island that has one (which is not always the case), along with public square at all major towns. Visitors are advised to ask the driver before boarding the vehicle what the fare is to one’s destination before going any further. At tourist areas such […]

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Public transportation

Public transportation in these islands consists mainly of minivans known locally as “hiaces” (which are supposed to hold 15 passengers). However, minivan drivers often make efforts to fit in more passengers when it suits them. Such minivans are popularly used simply because cars and gasoline are both expensive in this country, making them beyond the […]

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BICYCLES/MOTORBIKES

BICYCLES/MOTORBIKES — If you can handle the heat, then cycling along the coast of Zanzibar can be an excellent way to explore. Many beach hotels will rent you a bike for around US$5-10 a day and some offer free bike hire to guests. Watch out for motorists (who generally have very little respect for cyclists […]

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MINIBUSES

MINIBUSES – Given the limited size of Zanzibar town, most locals travel by daladala. These are most commonly mini-buses (which are more akin to large vans – usually the Toyota Hiace) but sometimes trucks. For many tourists, back-packers and adventurers, the daladala experience is a thrilling one. Tourists are thrust into the heart of Zanzibari […]

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TAXI

TAXI – Naturally, the fastest and most comfortable way to travel from point to point on Zanzibar or across Stone Town is by taxi. The cars do not have meters, so make sure you have agreed a price before getting in. A rough guide for journey costs is as follows: Airport to Stone Town – […]

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BUS JOHANNESBURG

BUS JOHANNESBURG– in recent years, Johannesburg has been phasing in a new public transportation bus system, with 10 routes going to various parts of the city and outerlying areas (from Eldorado Park to Ellis Park East and elsewhere). The service is called Rea Vaya, and has a fare system which progressively increases according to distance. […]

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Taxi JOHANNESBURG

Taxi JOHANNESBURG– in Johannesburg (Jo’burg to locals) there are two kinds of taxis: the minibus taxis, and car taxis. Because of Johannesburg’s poorly-organized public transportation system, locals get around via minibus taxis (going back to the Apartheid period). Such minibuses, though, have a poor safety record and they don’t necessarily follow a fixed route, so […]

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CAR RENTALS JOHANNESBURG

CAR RENTALS JOHANNESBURG — since public transportation is limited to bus lines and questionable minibuses (and their service often tapes off during the evening), renting a car may be a preferable (if pricier) option to getting around in Johannesburg. Those renting a car should certainly get a map to familiarize oneself with the main streets […]

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BUS CAPE TOWN

BUS CAPE TOWN– in Cape Town, privately-run bus lines are, for all intents & purposes, one of the main public transportation options available (for both locals and visitors). Unlike other major cities, there is no metro train system here (only a regional Metrorail line that goes from Cape Town to various suburbs and rural areas). […]