Travel Tips 101
Depending with your time of travel, you may opt to take an overnight bus as an option. Not only can you cover a lot of ground without losing time, but you can also save money on a flight or hotel room. The journey itself, however, can be challenging—especially your first time. After serving different clientele in different route numerous, we have come up with a list of tips that will hopefully make your experience easier and safer as you aboard our luxurious coaches to your favored destinations.
1. Choose your seat carefully and opt for the comfortable coaches in our fleet
We have various comfortable and luxurious coach options in our fleet stable to meet your travel needs.
Book your seat in our luxurious coaches and indulge in a variety of on-board visual and audio entertainment while reclining in the comfortable safety of seats in our various coaches
2. Pack as if you’re traveling on our coaches.
You’ll probably have to stow your larger bag underneath the bus (if there’s no room for it above you). If so, then make sure your daypack has what you need (e.g. medication)—as if you’re going to be on a plane.
3. Pack an energy drink (to avoid needing to use the bathroom).
Buy a Gatorade or another beverage that replenishes electrolytes. Or pack small packets of powder drinks to make your own. This will hopefully keep your thirst quenched and your bladder, empty—meaning that you won’t have to use the bathroom as often. A bottle of water is also recommended.
4. BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks).
Don’t let yourself get hungry on the road, carry a pack of biltong or something to snack on along your journey. Most often, there will be a stop or two at roadside restaurants and service stations; in some cases, the food is quite good. But there are no guarantees. You should always have something (e.g. nuts, fruit or an energy bar if possible) just in case the munchies strike.
5. Use noise-canceling headphones and entertain yourself.
Night bus rides may last for more hours. During this time, you will encounter many unpleasant sounds: a loud TV, stat icky music, someone snoring and/or other conversations. Use good headphones (noise-canceling would be best) to block those sounds and to listen to your own music. A good book is also recommended.
6. Use earplugs plus an eye mask.
Make it easy to block out light with a sleep mask. When it’s time to sleep, you’ll want to drown out the noise. We recommend earplugs, which you can buy at an electronics store. An eye mask is also important. It helps block out light from inside the bus at night and in the morning, when the sun coming in through the windows can make you feel like a vampire.
7. Use a neck pillow.
If you travel with a suitcase, then you might want to carry a neck pillow. If you’re a backpacker, you won’t want the extra bulk of a pillow in your bag, so you should consider getting a blow-up neck pillow. It will make you feel more comfortable whether you’re reading or resting on our coaches.
8. Take meds if you need to (but nothing too strong).
It’s not always easy to sleep on buses, so you might need some help and taking medication (check with your doctor first) could be a solution. You want to sleep, but you don’t want to be so knocked out that you can’t wake up and react quickly if you need to.