hey all! hope all is well --
my friend and I are backpacking from Johannesburg to Capetown. We will be arriving in Johannesburg on May 23rd. I've read all of the trip advisories for Johannesburg and South Africa .. seeing it's our first time backpacking. I just wanted to ask if there is any advices or sightseeing that we should do. we want to stay in johannesburg short as possible. on various websites they say that public transportation isn't recommended .. so how do I know if the free shuttle from OR Tambo International Airport to the hotel across the street is ok to use?
We will be using the Baz Bus on the Garden Route from May 24th or 25th until June 1st from Johannesburg to Durban, then Durban to George. In George, we will meet up with our internship staff for Oceans Campus in Mossel Bay, where we will be staying from June 1st to July 31st, so any suggestions around Mossel Bay would be helpful! From August 1st to August 13th, we will be traveling via Baz Bus again from Mossel Bay to Cape Town.
so any tips, advices, and warnings are welcome! i want to be prepared with information on what to avoid, bring, or whatever.