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“Convenient, safe, and fast transportation to where visitors want to go” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gautrain

Gautrain
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US$30.97*
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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
Ranked #2 of 170 things to do in Johannesburg
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Owner description: Gautrain is Africa’s first world-class, modern rapid rail and bus service for Gauteng, a province regarded as the economic heartland of South Africa.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Convenient, safe, and fast transportation to where visitors want to go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

The Gautrain will get you between Pretoria, the northern suburbs, and Joburg central. Basically, anywhere a tourist might want to go (except for Soweto and outside the city. Also goes to the airport, though it'll cost you R150 to make the connection. If you're cheap, I bet you can get of at Rhodesfield and maybe find a way to walk across the street to OR Tambo, the stations can't be more than 500m apart. It'll save you R100- the extra cost of the airport link.

Visited June 2014
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Paarl, South Africa
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“See Gauteng”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Very nice experience for the first time, after that it's still nice yet you've seen it all. The landscapes you see is awesome. It's very easy to use and safe. Very clean and the staff are always willing to assist. The bus service is also very nice. I love it!

Visited December 2013
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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“Clean, but sometimes long waiting times.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Traveling with the Gautrain is a special experience is you are used to the normal public transport of southern Africa. Because eating and drinking is prohibited in the Gautrain, all the trains and stations are very clean. However, a lot of the local people don't want to take the Gautrain because they don't like these rules and they think the Gautrain is too expensive compared to other ways of public transport in Johannesburg like the normal busses and the minibusses. Generally, you only see quite rich people in the Gautrain who are in no way the average people living in Joburg. So, for tourists it is fine, but for the locals maybe not... Maybe this is also why you sometimes have to wait 20 minutes or more for a metro, what is quite long for such a big city. In other cities the metros are used by allmost everyone and run more frequently.

Visited June 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“fast and cheap way to get around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Fast and cheap way to get around. However, check with you hotel in advance which route/exit your are planning to take since JoBurg isn't the safest place as well all know

Visited May 2014
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Sandton, South Africa
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“Fun and convenient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Its fun, safe and a convenient way to travel and the best part, no traffic! Parking is available, though can accumulate quite a parking charge if your car is left there for a while.

Visited July 2013
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