Cape Town mini-bus and coach hire

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Costs for Cape Town minibus and coach rental

See below table with price ranges for full day or half day chauffeured mini bus and coach hires in Cape Town. Please note that these price ranges are based on historical values and have the purpose to give you an idea of what the going rates are. These going rates for bus rentals in Cape Town include the rental of the bus, the driver and fuel. Some routes may involve extra costs for highway tolls, parking costs, city taxes, lodging or meals for driver(s).

Bus trip / number of seats

8 seater van

9-15 seater minibus

16-34 seater bus

35-60 seater coach

Cape Town - 4 hours with 100 kilometres included

R 2500-3500

R 4800-6000

R 7500-9000

R 9800-11500

Cape Town - 8 horas with max 200 kilometers

R 4000-5500

R 5800-7500

R 8500-10000

R 12500-14500

Extra hours of bus and driver

R 650-1150

R 650-1150

R 650-1150

R 650-1150

Extra kilometers

R 20-60

R 20-60

R 20-60

R 20-60

Indicative price ranges for Cape Town bus and driver rentals
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Cape Town is an iconic city in the Western Cape Province on the South-Western tip of South Africa. It"s a city that ignites the imagination, whether that"s through history, nature, or adrenalin fuelled adventure. Dominated by the startling Table Mountain, and surrounded by ocean, it"s a city that nobody forgets and is South Africa"s most visited destination.

penguins and pearls

penguins and pearls credit: Tim SnellCC BY-ND 2.0
Coast of africa in Cape town

Types of Transportation to and from Cape Town

Minibuses and coach rentals in Cape Town:

Travelling across the Western Cape is a truly unique experience. You wind through mountains, traverse deserts, take in indigenous forest and skirt two different oceans. Cape Town is the base to hire a coach for a group trip in the Western Cape and coach rental is slowly realising the potential of tourism. Along scenic roads you"ll find children waving enthusiastically, stunning look out points for jealousy inducing photos, and long stretches of vivid wilderness.

Cape Town mini bus hires companies:

There are around 15 coach hire companies in Cape Town and these companies have a focus on luxury and upmarket clients. In addition, there are a fairly large number of companies and one man bands who specialise in minibus hire. The common misconception is that all transport in Africa is going to be old and dirty. It"s true that if you use a local public minibus you"ll wonder how the door hasn"t fallen off, and how it"s possible to fit so many bums into such little space.

Excellent Services by Bus rental companies in Cape Town:

SA Coach Charters & bus Rentals 52 seater si

52 seater semi luxury coach from SA Coach Charters & bus Rentals

But the coach services in Cape Town offer excellent facilities, and their luxury rivals that of an average European country. While the inside is comfortable and spacious, there are plenty of sights through the window to remind yourself you"re well and truly in Africa.

Coach rental companies on our site:

Our site lists different coach rental companies and you can compare fleets and find coaches with the size and quality that meets your needs. For example there is Luxury Coach Hire on 51 Aster St, Ed"s Tours on Beach Rd, and Springbok Atlas Coach Hire on Albert Road. As a general guide prices start at around €500 for full day hire of a 40 seater luxury coach with driver. Usually 300km a day are included in the price with additional costs over this rate.

Airport Transfer in Cape Town:

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the third largest in Africa yet is still very small by European standards. It"s easy to negotiate and was upgraded for the 2010 Football World Cup. Just be wary of the customs officials, they"ve been known to open bags and confiscate luxury food items and alcohol you"ve brought with you. First timers to Africa may be disappointed to learn that the first rhino they"ll see is not on the airport runway but on a large sign advertising HSBC.

Cape Town Airport

Cape Town Airport credit: ixmatex wuCC BY 2.0

Transport from Airport to Cape Town is a photographic journey:

From Cape Town International Airport (CPT) it"s a 20 minute drive to the city centre. On route you"ll get a first glimpse of all that is good and bad in the country. Like the breathtaking sight of Table Mountain, and a squalid township where people live in makeshift shacks and children use the ground as a toilet. There"s so much to take in on your first journey that most people spend the whole journey with their camera pointing out of the window.

Different airport transfers:

When you come through the arrivals gate a large squabble of touts will try and get you to their taxi. They all charge similar prices and their trustworthiness varies wildly so watch out for the illegal taxis. Rather than take the risk, a pre booked airport transfer is cheaper, more reliable, and comes with a smiling African man waiting with your name board. A transfer will cost around R250 (US$25) for 1-2 people and R350 ($35) for 3-4 people. Bigger vehicles are available on request.

Deeprift Luxury minibus, gaunteng (2)

Luxury minibus from Deeprift Ventours in Cape Town

Taxis in Cape Town:

There are two types of taxi in Cape Town, one for most of the tourists, and then the African Taxi for the brave and adventurous. The latter is the local public transport, and comes with all the quintessentially African images. It"s not that uncommon to have 25 people on 16 seats and space for luggage is always a luxury. Drivers blare out bass heavy music and accelerate the wrong way down streets, while the abnormally large bum size of local African Mamas helps reduce the space further. Still...it"s an experience.

Private taxis and taxi roulette:

Fortunately, private taxis are also common. Pre booked or hailed down on the street, taxis cost around US$1 per kilometre. However, if you don"t request a certain vehicle you never know what car will be your taxi. Some taxis are wrecks on wheels, with doors hanging off, engines backfiring, and springs pinging through the seats. Others are comfortable new cars. Driving these taxis are people from all over the continent so you can get a real sense of the differences between Zimbabweans, Malawians, and different South African tribes. No conversation in the taxi? In this rare occurrence just mention the word football to get them going.

LuxurySedan from e Africa Tours

Luxury sedan from e Africa Tours

How to book a taxi in Cape Town:

All taxis must be registered so check the driver"s registration when you get in (it should be easily visible). The safest and the most convenient way is to pre book a taxi in Cape Town. Our site lists different taxi companies in Cape Town, like Grab a Cab on Porterfield Road or Excite Taxis on 285 Lwr Main Road. This enables you to request a modern vehicle, so the wrecks on wheels will be sent to other customers.

What to see and do in Cape Town

Cape Town in the Western Cape province has been a foreigner’s playground for over four centuries and its blend of culture and nature continues to make it an unforgettable highlight. It is rising almost vertically from the ocean imperious Table Mountain stands over the city. It acts as a compass, following you wherever you go. In one day you can go from walking through the dilapidated shacks of local townships to fine dining besides opulent yachts. Learn to kite surf and then take on Africa’s most energetic night out, Long Street. Hike to the Table Mountain summit, before spending an afternoon on Robben Island, where Mandela and other political prisoners were incarcerated in isolation.

With so much to do it"s hard to know where to start. Here are our tips.

Table Mountain:

Tourists enjoying sunset, Table Mountain, Cape Town

Tourists enjoying sunset, Table Mountain, Cape Town credit: flowcommCC BY 2.0

The mountain that dominates the city is an essential stop on your trip. Either take the cable car, or take on the challenging 2 hour hike to the 1076 metre high summit. Those who are really adventurous can walk the Table Mountain chain, five days all the way down to Cape Point. From the top the view is imperious. In front of you Cape Town and around you the Atlantic and Indian Oceans; next stop Antarctica. But don"t make the classic tourist mistake! Most visitors leave Table Mountain until their final day, and wake to find the whole mountain shrouded in cloud.

Cape Town City:

Shaped by settlers over four centuries Cape Town city centre is a fascinating blend of cultures. The Dutch came first, then the English, and now the city is being changed by immigrants from all over the continent. Admire the multi-coloured former slave houses of Bo Kaap, the vibrant bars of Long Street, or the opulent restaurants and shops of the Waterfront. Head to Greenmarket Square and haggle for some souvenirs before finishing the day with South Africa"s staple food; steak.

Bo-Kaap - Cape Town, South Africa

Bo-Kaap - Cape Town, South Africa credit: South African TourismCC BY 2.0

Cape Town Beaches:

Surrounded by ocean Cape Town has mile after mile of unspoilt beach. North of the centre Kite Beach is the world"s premier kite surf destination and you"ll find most of the world’s top ten training here. Admire the riders as they fly through the air before floating back down like feathers. For something more sedate Camps Bay Beach has forever been the city"s sun lounging playground. Nestled into the slope between the ocean and the mountain, this suburb is arguably the city"s most picturesque.

Along the shore from Camps Bay to Clifton

Along the shore from Camps Bay to Clifton credit: Graeme ChurchardCC BY 2.0

History and culture:

Nelson Mandela spent almost 19 years in solitude in the Robben Island prison, a 30 minute boat ride from Cape Town. Tours are conducted by ex prisoners and witnessing Mandela"s tiny cell gives people even more admiration for South Africa"s former leader. Follow the hypnotic roads out of the city centre to District Six, where a museum remembers the forced removal of residents during apartheid. It"s poignant, yet the memories of the country"s brutal past only increase the admiration of the country"s present.

Cape Town, Robben Island Prison

Cape Town, Robben Island Prison credit: Harvey BarrisonCC BY-SA 2.0

Adventure:

Cape Town does its best to push your heart into your mouth. Abseil off is the top of Table Mountain, dropping into pure vertical space above the city. When you"ve recovered skydive over the beach, and then abseil down some waterfalls. Those who prefer things a little more relaxed can learn to surf or race some penguins to the ocean.

DEEPRIFT VENTOURS

Minivan from Deeprift Ventours

Options for tourist transport in Cape Town

Do you want to go sightseeing in and around Cape Town? Do you want to visit other cities in the region of Western Cape? Get ideas for tours and city trips in the region Western Cape here

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16/10/23 Rating by Hannelie Gates from South Africa "Overall experience was great and Presheen was very helpful, and accommodating."

Cape Town Coach Hire

15/11/22 Rating by Alli Littlejohn from United Arab Emirates "Firstly, Presheen was not answering my whatsapp messages or calls on the morning of the booking, which is unsettling after paying all the funds upfront. All I wanted was a confirmation of the booking and the drivers details would have been great too, but instead there was no communication whatsoever. The bus he had sent really was not in the condition it should have been especially not for the amount of hiring fees he charges. The seats were literally all coming off and there was an issue with the engine starting once we were leaving the first vineyard. There was a tyre puncture on our way back into Cape Town along the freeway (which we all know can happen and is an accident) but the way the incident was handled by Presheen was not professional. He had offered to arrange another driver and a bus but it would take +-45minutes!!! Now, let me paint the picture - after sunset in the outskirts of Cape Town on the side of a freeway petrol garage is really not where I want me and 12 other friends to be especially as 70% of us are women. We declined the offer as that was not safe and arranged Ubers, who managed to be there in less than 10minutes. This was at an extra cost to us and I believe we should have been refunded by Presheen but he declined. Whilst we were waiting for the Ubers to arrive, we were not so pleasantly made aware of the condition for all of the tyres and have since been told, by lawyers, that the state of the tyres (a video was sent to Presheen) are ILLEGAL and that the bus was not road worthy. I am grateful we all walked away from this untouched and safe but I do not recommend his services or attitude and feel he is playing with people lives. ---------------- ANSWER FROM TRANSPORT COMPANY: I did apologise to the customer and explained that tyre burst are out of our control. We arranged for another vehicle to pick up the group that would have taken 30 minutes to get there they 1st refused as the vehicle was half way there and the vehicle turned around and then they asked for the vehicle to come and again cancelled. The vehicle has the roadworthy test done 2 months ago and there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. The customer wanted a full refund or he was going to complain. Once again I do apologise. Regards PJ"
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