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Cab Fare from JNB airport to Westwood Johannesburg

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Cab Fare from JNB airport to Westwood Johannesburg

Does anyone have an idea how much one would pay for cab fare from O.R Tambo (JNB) to the Residence Hotel in Westwood Johannesburg? And, are the "official" taxis safe for first time visitors?

Thanks

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1. Re: Cab Fare from JNB airport to Westwood Johannesburg

ask your hotel for a airport transfer, a lot of time they do this too.

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2. Re: Cab Fare from JNB airport to Westwood Johannesburg

The only "Residence Hotel" I know of, in Johannesburg, is in Houghton.

17 4th Avenue, Houghton ( Lower Houghton, to be specific). I was there the other day.

Being a 5 Star hotel, they should be able to organise you a transfer.

If you need to use a taxi, use an "ACSA Approved" taxi from the airport.

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3. Re: Cab Fare from JNB airport to Westwood Johannesburg

Too late to edit, the cab fare from airport to The Residence should not be more than about R300.00

Atlanta, Georgia
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4. Re: Cab Fare from JNB airport to Westwood Johannesburg

Thank you SO much. This is a great help!

Johannesburg, South...
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5. Re: Cab Fare from JNB airport to Westwood Johannesburg

Johannesburg ORTambo Airport taxis are a terrible rip off. It's cheaper to catch the Gautrain into the city. You can also get a coach, but not at all times. Cheapest method is to catch the airport staff's minibus taxi (ask any black airport employee; they'll be surprised but delighted) into Bedfordview, get out at the taxi rank and ask where the Joburg taxis are. But you'll need to be streetsmart if you want to catch the minibus. If you have no choice but to use the meter taxis (the last Gautrain leaves the airport at about 815pm), they're safe, but you'll be robbed.

Atlanta, Georgia
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6. Re: Cab Fare from JNB airport to Westwood Johannesburg

Thank you for the helpful information!

7. Re: Cab Fare from JNB airport to Westwood Johannesburg

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