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Baz Bus: The Ultimate Way to Explore South Africa

Baz Bus is the ultimate way to explore South Africa. Why? We’re glad you asked…

group of travellers on Baz Bus
Image courtesy of @bazbus_sa


Can you think of anything better – for locals and tourists alike – than a road trip through South Africa’s gorgeously diverse landscapes? For those who don’t have their own transport, or simply aren’t up for the long drives, a South African road trip may seem impossible. We, unfortunately, don’t have many options when it comes to public transport through the many provinces.

But we do have the Baz Bus! This fantastic backpacking bus allows you to hop on and off as you please. Making your way through the country with enough time to see the magnificence of each stop along the way.

Baz bus and trailer
Image courtesy of @bazbus_sa


What is the Baz Bus?

The Baz Bus is a bus that transports backpackers, travellers, and even locals looking to explore their country. The bus allows you to pick your route, and then pick your stops as well. You buy your ticket from point A to point z, and you’re able to spend as long as you want in any of the stops in between. For example, if you buy a Cape Town-Port Elizabeth Hop-on Hop-off ticket, you’ll be able to stop everywhere on the Garden Route and for how long you want before reaching Port Elizabeth.”

This means your trip could take as long, or as short, as you like.

Baz Bus Routes

Baz Bus runs all the way from Cape Town to Johannesburg and back. You can see their routes below:

Baz Bus route
Image courtesy of @bazbus_sa

Ticket Options

Your ticket options include one-way or return trips, various route options, and even customised routes. There are also day trips, Kruger tours, and overland journeys. Buy tickets on their website:

Baz bus backpackers transport through South Africa
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How Much Does a Baz Bus Trip cost?

There are some really awesome and affordable ticket options. Prices range from around R2600 (Cape Town to Port Elizabeth) all the way up to R6300 (Cape Town to Joburg). You can also customise your ticket though, so the Baz Bus works perfectly for any type of traveller.

The price is only for transport, though. So you have to book your accommodation yourself, and of course any activities you’re wanting to do. But this also allows you to plan according to your own budget.

Baz bus in the Cape
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We can’t think of a better way to see South Africa, meet new people, and explore to our hearts’ content. The Baz Bus is ideal for solo travellers, adventurous friends, couples on a mission, and even families. We love the convenience, as well as the energy behind the company, and cannot wait to try it out for ourselves soon.

It’s also an ideal way for our South African Blogboss bloggers to travel their country and create breathtaking content.

Psst… Wanna know something awesome? Baz Bus is one of our generous sponsors for our Blogboss Meetup this year. They’ve sponsored a full trip around the Cape Peninsula for two of our bloggers! Email to grab one of the last few tickets.

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