Johannesburg to Mthatha via Welkom and Bloemfontein! Citiliner route.

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Roses are red, violets are blue – you can now get to Mthatha via Welkom and Bloemfontein too!

Yes, it’s the month of love and the pressure is on: Where’s the perfect date between Johannesburg and Mthatha if you’re heading on down?

With affordable bus tickets now available, we’re looking at the most romantic things you can do in and between Johannesburg and Mthatha via Welkom and Bloemfontein.

Here’s our choice of 4 this Valentine’s Day – what are yours?

  1. In Johannesburg – take a city tour and end it with a candlelit supper

Johannesburg to Mthatha via Welkom and Bloemfontein! Citiliner route.South Africa’s cosmopolitan hub is well known for many things, but few know it for its romance. So, why not spend the day discovering it?

The daily City Centre Tour (10:30 and 13:00) is free and starts from Park Station and Braamfontein (15:30). With it, take your partner and discover historical landmarks, an open-air museum, an extraordinary Post Office and of course a whole bunch of romantic restaurants along the way.

Try Parkhurst for something cosy and candlelit!


  1. From Welkom, head south for game viewing and cuddly sunsets

Johannesburg to Mthatha via Welkom and Bloemfontein! Citiliner route.

Whether spent as a lazy afternoon canoeing or game viewing at sunset, the Erfenis Dam Nature Reserve is a romantic date for any loving couple looking for a sneaky getaway. Just a stone’s throw south of Welkom, it makes for the perfect affordable break in the tranquillity of nature.

No doubt, that’s where romance tastes best – to the deep orange of an African sunset!





  1. In Bloemfontein, set up a picnic beneath the trees and get a little closer

Johannesburg to Mthatha via Welkom and Bloemfontein! Citiliner route.If your special one loves romantic picnics beneath the trees – ones skirted with flowers and birds – then they’ll probably love this: The Free State National Botanical Gardens and its delicately manicured lawns.

Here, set up a picnic for two and surround yourself with nature – look up and watch as the clouds wisp on by. Ask yourself: When was the last time you had the time to do this?

Romance doesn’t have to be expensive. It just has to be romantic.




  1. From Mthatha, head on down to the coast and get adventurous

Johannesburg to Mthatha via Welkom and Bloemfontein! Citiliner route.Adventure dates are as good as any, but when set to the coastal Transkei and its unbeatable views, it just got dreamier – much like the Mdumbi River Kayak! An adventurous date set to some of the most extraordinary landscapes in the world, it’s not far from the convenience of bustling Mthatha.

Indeed, it’s the recipe for love – when adventure looks this good, the date is always destined to be one to remember.





Having recently opened the Johannesburg to Mthatha route via Welkom and Bloemfontein, Citiliner thought it best to offer affordability as usual. But, when love was thrown into the mix, we just couldn’t help ourselves.

After all, your romance deserves our beautiful country and we’re just happy to get you there.

Discover more at or book your trip today by calling us on 011 611 8000 | 087 352 0352.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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