Self Drive

Bazbus Service

Harrismith Shuttle

FROM THE NORTH
3 and a half hrs travel from JHB
 
Take the N3 heading South (Durban.)

Exit at Harrismith
 
Make your way through Harrismith until you get onto the N5 (heads to Bethlehem)
 
Travel 5 KM on the N5 
 
Turn left onto R712 (Phuthaditjhaba)
 
Travel 9 KM and then turn LEFT onto R74 (Bergville)
 
Travel past Sterkfontein Dam and down Oliviershoek Pass
 
After 42 KM, You will see the sign on the right


FROM THE SOUTH
3hrs travel from DBN
 
Take the N3 highway and head North
 
Pass the town of Estcourt (on the N3)
 
Travel past the Shell Ultra City and take the NEXT Turn off to the left at the sign for the R74
 
Stay on the R74
 
Travel through Winterton and Bergville
 
21km after Bergville you will see the

sign on the left

For those who do not have their own vehicles there is a fantastic hop on hop off bus service available called The Baz Bus.

This bus service picks you up from Backpacking Lodges throughout the country and (for the most part) drops you on the doorstep of Backpackers you are trying to get to. If they cannot DROP you on the doorstep they will work with the lodge who then usually offer a shuttle service to their place. Making sure that you get where you want to be! 

In the Drakensberg mountains AMPHITHEATRE BACKPACKERS is in fact the ONLY stop where the BAZBUS deposits you directly on the doorstep. What convenience!

We advise people most strongly NOT TO TAKE mainline coaches to Harrismith if the Bazbus is available on that day. The Bazbus journey to our lodge is a once off trip with no shuttles so no waiting around or having to fork out more precious money.

Durban to Johannesburg via the mountains travels on: 
TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

Johannesburg to Durbanvia the mountains  travels on: 
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY

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