South Africa

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Facts about South Africa

  • Currency:
  • Rand
  • Language:
  • IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi, English, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga
  • Electricity:
  • 230 V
  • Calling Code:
  • +266
  • Capital City:
  • Pretoria, Cape Town
  • Famous For:
  • N/A

Stuff to See and Do

 

Getting Around

Bus

Kumbi
by Aw9054 about 5 years ago
Kumbi

Kumbi's are a form of bus that is used by many locals in South Africa. They are a inexpensive form of transportation, that have networks throughout the many major cities in the country. These mini buses bridge the transportation gap between taxi's and larger travel buses. They are run by locals in the community, but you have to watch out for non-registered Kumbi's (often non-registered Kumbi's are run by locals who are trying to make some extra cash after work).

Tips:
-Women should not travel alone on a Kumbi.
-Find a local to help you translate.
-Drivers often honk at walkers to see if anyone wants to get picked up.
-Be aware of your surroundings, and keep your bags in your lap.
-Registered drivers have less accidents.
-Sit close to the front
-If you are in a hurry look for vehicles that are nearly full, drivers will wait for a full van before they go.
-White people may get kicked off a Kumbi, since this is often more predominately a Black and Indian form of transportation.