Question

What is the best and safest way to get from Jo'burg to Polokwane for one of the World Cup games?

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City: Johannesburg

Province: Gauteng

Country: South Africa

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The best and safest way is to Fly, the airline that fly between Johannesburg and Polokwane are South African Airways, the flight time is approximately 1 hour. Contact them at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg for prices and times of flights to suit your travel requirements. If you want to drive up (appox 6 hours driving) I would seriously get a GPS and a good vehicle (Avis Car Hire, Budget Car Hire similar). Good luck. Aubrey
Thanks Aubrey...any idea how much that flight costs? We were thinking about driving, but I'm really not interested in sitting in a car for 6 hours...each way!
Its definitely not a 6 hour drive. From Pretoria its about 220km ( about 140miles). Pretoria is 30 to 40 minutes drive from Jo'burg. So it should at most only take you 3 hours to get there by car. If you are going to drive, make sure you have enough cash with you to cover the toll gates.
You can take also the Shosholoza Train (buy first class) from Pretoria or Johannesburg station. It is safe and well marked as per international standard.
The best way to get there is by air. The only usual commercial flights are with South African Airways (or one of its affiliates like SA Express or SA Airlink). Perhaps there are other flight options over the world cup period and I would suggest you have alook on the web. You can of course also drive there with a hired car, but I think most of the hire car options are now fully booked for the World Cup. If I get some more information I will let you know.
Have to agree and tell you to fly log on to web site cheap flights and they would be able to give all flights and respective airlines countrywide
Flying is always the safer option, but not the cheapest. To travel by road there are the toll gates to take into consideration as well as the petrol and the car rental, the flights is a rather expensive but quick and without any worries or stress. I can assit in the travel arrangements if needed.

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