If your trip to Springs is all booked but your travel itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.The wider region is renowned for some great swimming and wildlife watching. So why not jump in your car, get some fresh air and spend some time in nature?
When it’s time to venture out and explore the surrounding areas, Vosloorus will be waiting. Go for a stroll and see what makes this place popular. It’s 17 miles away.
Get set for a fun-filled adventure in Springs. Which car you choose depends on what sort of vacation you have in mind. If you’re traveling on your own, why not go for something smaller, like a compact or mini? They’re economical to run and a cinch to park. If you’re on the road with a few friends, consider an intermediate or a standard car. They offer more room to move and space for everyone’s suitcases.
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a huge variety of both economy and high-end rental vehicles on offer in Springs. What you opt for depends on how much you want to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty and prestige vehicles offer the best in mod cons and comfort. If you feel like splashing out, why not pick a fully kitted-out SUV, or perhaps a flashy mid-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you just need a set of wheels to get from A to B at the cheapest price possible, stick with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t break the bank).
The left side is where you’ll be driving along in Springs. Be aware that the controls of your rental vehicle here, such as the steering wheel and stick shift (if your car has manual transmission), will be on the opposite side of what you’re used to.
Johannesburg is large enough to have peak-hour traffic, which can extend to neighborhoods like Springs. You’re most likely to encounter congestion as people come and go from work in the mornings and afternoons.
Scoring a parking space in Springs shouldn’t be too hard. Of course, it can depend on the time and place — you may have trouble parking in the very center during peak periods.
Like the wider Johannesburg area, the neighborhood of Springs has speed limits that range from 60km/h to 120km/h. In residential zones, you generally won’t be able to travel faster than 60km/h.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the usual practice. Or it may pass on your contact details to the relevant local authority so the fine is sent straight to you.
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts are compulsory in Johannesburg.
It is prohibited to use your cell phone while driving around Springs, and you could also receive a fine for just handling your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. However, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as you stay focused on the road.
In Springs, it is a punishable offence to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.05%. If you plan to have a few drinks with lunch or dinner, leave your rental car at your hotel.
Turning on a red light is prohibited in Springs. Always be on the alert for traffic lights and signs to ensure you don’t breach any road rules.