Travelling from East London:
Get onto the highway to KING WILLIAMS TOWN. You will enter King Williams Town into Alexander road. Then turn LEFT at the 5th traffic light into Cathcart Street (should also be a sign board directing you to the Peddie/Alice direction) - this is situated right across from the Huberta town museum on your right, and Total/Steers on your left. Just outside King Williams Town, cross two bridges in close proximity and turn right to the road that is marked ALICE/University of Fort Hare. Continue for about 55km. Just before you reach Alice, there is a turn-off to the right to HOGSBACK/Cathcart. Follow this road until you see a sign 'Seymour' and turn to the left. Follow this dirt road for 8 km. and turn left at the first house of the first village.
Travelling from Port Elizabeth:
Take the road to Grahamstown, travel straight to Fort Beaufort, then through Alice on the way to King Williams Town, but take the turn-off to the LEFT about 4 km outside Alice to Hogsback. Follow this road until you see a sign 'Seymour' and turn to the left. Follow this dirt road for 8 km. and turn left at the first house of the first village.
Travelling from Bloemfontein:
Easiest through Aliwal-North, to Queenstown. From Queenstow you drive to Seymour. When you arrive in Seymour turn left into town. At the T-junction you go right and cross the bridge over the dam. Follow the dirt road for 13 km until you see the 'backpackers' sign on your right.
City to City buses (part of Translux) pass Alice. Coming from East London the bus departs at East London Windmill (just around the corner of Sugar Shack Backpackers) at 13.10h and arrives in Alice at 14.55h. The fare is +/-R180 p/p.
Check on their website for more details: www.citytocity.co.za.
Don't be afraid to use local taxis. It's always an adventure and the best way to get in contact with local people. In Alice you go to the taxi rank and ask where the taxis for Elundini (also known as Cangca or Lushington) are departing. If you're stuck in Alice we are happy to come and pick you up. Remember, arriving by public transport will give you 1 FREE dinner and 1 FREE drink.
-Alice - Elundini: R25
-Umtata - King Williams Town: +/-R80
-King Williams Town - Alice: +/-R30
-East London - King Williams Town: +/-R30
-Fort Beaufort - Alice: +/-R25
-Port Elizabeth - Fort Beafort: +/-R150
-pick up in Alice: R85 p/p
-pick up in Hogsback: R85 p/p
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