In case you are travelling to South Africa from a neighbouring African country, taking the roads is a good option. There’s good network to and from the continent’s southern-most country, from places like Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho or Namibia. Choose between the international bus service or a private rental to go at your own pace.
If you’re looking for convenience, take one of the direct flights chartered by either Jet Airways or South African Airways from Mumbai to Johannesburg. But that’s not all — there are plenty of connecting flights from other big Indian cities to either Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airport. Take your pick of airline, from British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Malaysian Airlines and more! Once you land, your final destination is just an easy cab ride away.
There is yet another way to get to South Africa, perhaps the least-travelled, but also one worthy of being considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience — by sea. The only hiccup is that there is no direct connectivity from India, you’ll have to board one of the cruises that take off from Europe and finally dock at St. Helena or Cape Town. Once you reach the port, simply hop on a train, bus or car to get to your journey’s end.