Created by Barry Zeidel back in 1995, Baz Bus is South Africa’s most convenient hop-on-hop-off bus service and the best way to explore the country. During his travels around Europe as a backpacker, Barry was fascinated with the bus services for backpackers that allow easy access to various destinations. After he came back to Africa from his trip around Europe, he decided to do some research and start his own bus service for travelers who wish to explore South Africa at their own pace.
What is Baz Bus?
Baz Bus operates between Johannesburg and Cape Town and stops in more than 40 towns and villages along the way. It also stops in front of over 180 hostels, making it a safe ride for backpackers who come to visit South Africa. Baz Bus sees over 10 000 travelers each year, making it one of the most popular options for getting around South Africa as a backpacker or an adventurous traveler. Whether you wish to visit places like Stellenbosch, Knysna, Natures Valley, and Plettenberg Bay or want to explore the streets of Durban, Storms River, Jeffreys Bay, and Chintsa, Baz Bus stops in all of these destinations. By using Baz Bus, you will also have an opportunity to meet many fellow travelers along the way.
In Cape Town, this fabulous bus service offers various tours including free daily city walking tours and free Table Mountain Guided Tours. However, the most popular Baz Bus tour in Cape Town is the Cape Peninsula Full Day Tour that includes a wide range of activities such as cycling in the nature reserve, visiting the penguin’s colony on Boulders Beach, a cruise to the Seal Island, and much more.
How Does Baz Bus Work?
All you have to do is get a ticket to your final destination and you can hop on and off along the route often as you like. There is also the option of purchasing a travel pass and going on a bus ride in any direction with unlimited stops. There are 3 travel passes available: 7-day ticket pass, 14-day ticket pass, and 21-day ticket pass.
Are These Buses Comfortable?
Yes, they are! All of the 19-seater semi-luxury buses are equipped with TV’s and videos, as well as trailers which can be used for carrying bicycles and surfboards. The drivers are friendly and always more than happy to provide basic route information.