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Travel with The Mzansi Experience hop-on hop-off buses from Johannesburg to Cape Town through about 50 towns and five possible routes on the way. Suggested travel time is between 8 and 30 days, but you can take up to a year to travel to your final destination. Experience the complete freedom of travel at your own pace. You can travel in one direction from Johannesburg, hop off at any town on the route and book a seat to hop on again on the next schedule day of departure. Please check our timetable here: Our luxury buses have superior legroom, reclining seats, on-board Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, live tracking and video monitoring (for safety purposes) and an on-board concierge service. Please note that mandatory overnight stops apply, which is Underberg (Southern Drakensberg), St Lucia (KZN North Coast), Hogsback (Amatola Mountains) and Port Elizabeth.


We have 5 sections on our national route, each which can be travelled in either direction, only in part, or in totality starting from Johannesburg OR Cape Town. 

Johannesburg ↔ Southern Drakensberg: Visit the largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg. Experience the urban culture and the hustle of big city life. The Northern Drakensberg is home to the impressive mountain formation known as the Amphitheatre and the second highest waterfall in the world, the Tugela Falls. At the Central Drakensberg, you can find a wide array of activities for the relaxed traveller or the adrenaline-junkie. We also travel to the Southern Drakensberg, well known for the Sani Pass, its breath-taking hiking trails and exploring the area on horseback. 

Southern Drakensberg to Durban and St Lucia: Travel from Southern Drakensberg down to the magnificent city of Durban, where the weather and surf is always fine. Head east to Ballito - a popular holiday spot, and continue to the Tugela River Mouth. We then head north east to the town St Lucia, next to the World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso Wetlands Park and a short drive from Hluhluwe Game Reserve..

Southern Drakensberg ↔ Hogsback: This route is all about the local culture. With larger distances between destinations, one can look out the window to get an accurate glimpse of rural living in South Africa. The Southern Drakensberg is located of the foot of the Drakensberg, with towns Underberg and Himeville as stops. The Wild Coast is only accessible with shuttles due to adverse road conditions but an extremely popular destination. Lastly we visit Hogsback, a popular destination for forest hiking, mountain biking or just enjoying a bath on the edge of a cliff.

Hogsback, Addo, Port Elizabeth: Heading down the Amatola Mountains provides an impressive change of scenery for lush forest to bushveld in less than 20 kilometres. One on the highlights of this route is the drive through two sections of the Addo Elephant Park where you can see a large variety of antelope and elephants in a slow drive-by. We call it a safari drive in a rush! We then go to the friendly city, Port Elizabeth, which is also known as the start of the Garden Route.

Port Elizabeth ↔ Cape Town: Start from Port Elizabeth and get to Cape Town via one of the most beautiful drives in the world, the Garden Route. Stop for some surf vibes at Jeffreys Bay or Cape St Francis. Get your adrenalin pumping with many activities at Storms River. Do the highest bungy jump in the world at Bloukrans Bridge. Or enjoy the beautiful nature, beaches and ocean life at Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Wilderness, Sedgefield or Mossel Bay. From here you can continue to Hermanus, which major claim to fame is the whale watching during spring. We end up in another world-famous location, the city of Cape Town. 



    Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

    Duration: 1 to 365 days

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        When it comes to comfort and specifications, we are the best! Here’s why:

      • Our buses are all equipped with air-conditioning and heating to keep you comfortable during all times of year.
      • Stay in touch with your family and friends by connection to our on-board Wi-Fi.
      • Relax and unwind inside the bus with our anti-glare windows, superior legroom and reclining seats. Fit for the travelling king or queen!
      • Feel safe at all times with our live satellite vehicle tracking and other awesome safety features to keep our passengers protected.
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      • Friendly and Helpful Mzansi People. We only use Qualified and experienced drivers, whom we passionately refer to as our front fleet staff.

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      • Your ticket does not include meals or drinks – although we make a point of stopping at really awesome, local places to have a bite!
      • Your ticket also does not include any accommodation or activities – please refer to our website, for various options to choose from.
      • Finally, your ticket does not include automatic seat bookings for your next leg. Please reserve your seat for your next leg in adnvace to avoid disappointment. You can email us at for reservations and seat bookings.

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      • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
      • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be  accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
      • Large items such as bicycles and surfboards can be transported with passengers upon prior enquiry and arrangement.

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