East London Transport


Visitors to East London will find it difficult to get around without a car as the city lacks a public transport system. Car rental companies can be found at East London airport. Travellers that pre-book their car hire in advance will find that they can get a more favourable rate. To hire a car in South Africa, foreigners are required to have a valid international driving licence and five years driving experience. Drivers will find road conditions and signage in East London is of a good standard. Visitors can also use taxis to travel around East London. Prices are generally quite reasonable. However, it is advisable to pre-book a vehicle in advance.

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