Gautrain – Bringing Johannesburg and the World a Little Closer

As travellers with Indian passports, K and I have to apply for visas to most countries. In addition to being an extra expense, getting visas is time consuming, requires advance planning, organising a ton of paperwork, queuing up at visa offices, not to mention the added suspense of whether the visa has been granted or not. So whenever possible, whilst planning vacations, I try to keep visa issues to a … Continue reading Gautrain – Bringing Johannesburg and the World a Little Closer

The Gautrain – a User’s Guide

Gautrain is a premier mass rapid railway system that operates between Johannesburg and Pretoria and also connects the two cities to the airport. It’s main aim has been to provide an alternative to driving and to reduce congestion on the roads. However, since its penetration is not deep enough, it serves well mostly for people who live and work in areas close to the train stations, and people who … Continue reading The Gautrain – a User’s Guide