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“We loved every second on our Baz Bus trip around South Africa. The drivers were very knowledgeable and helpful, especially Roger Airey on the Cape Peninsula tour and Jay who drove us from Port Elizabeth to the wild coast.

We managed to see such a large amount in our two week trip around the country and owe a lot of that to the Baz Bus.

The additional tours are all great value for money and squeeze everything you need into short manageable day tours, plus all the hostels we used were great!

We made some great friends along the way on Baz Bus and would recommend it to anyone!”
Visited July 2014

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Today,we travelled from SouthDrakenberg to Jo with your driver Jessi. We want to thank Him very much for his help. When we arrived in Jo it was very dark and we asked him to assure our safety by dropping us in our hotel near by your backpacker in Melville. Unfortunately we did not find it and Jessi stayed with us all that time and finally dropped us in your backpacker in Melville to be safe for the night. Many thanks to your company and to him as we felt safe and in good hands. We will definitively recommend your service. Best regards, Caroline Senechal =

 


Okay, Dalene. Thanks for the services you and your tour group provided me. I enjoyed my stay in South Africa. Appreciate all your help! Roel

 


...for your very good organisation during our trip with BazBus from Jo'burg to Cape Town. Thank you to all the different drivers for their helpful an friendly work and always safe driving!!! Thank you for the very good guided Peninsula Tour on Monday, 24.03. It was really very interesting with all the informations!!! Thank you to all the staff working in the BazBus organisation for the very good performance!!!

 


Hi Dalene, I am back in Holland. I had a wonderful time in South Africa. Thanks to you, Bazbus and the 4-day Kruger Safari Tour. You have good drivers and quides! Kind Regards Dick Doornekamp Holland

 


Hey Baz Bus crew and staff! We have been seven weeks in South Africa. 7 day safari Chopen National Park, the Victoria Falls, travel Hop on Hop off from Pretoria to Cape Town and 1 Penisula. Everything has worked perfectly and the crew really friendly and helpful. We will tell the Baz Bus trips in Finland. Thanks you! Tuula and Kari Mikkeli, Finland, Pirkko and Mr. Reijo, Raisio Finland

 


My name is Philip and I took part in the Cape Tour on Nov 30. I just wanted to thank Baz Bus for running such an excellent and informative tour that has been the highlight on my trip. I have traveled with Contiki and Trafalgar Tours in Europe, but nothing compared to Roger. A fascinating guide, very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. Freddy was also an excellent addition. Thanks again for the coffee! Best, Phil

 


Good day, I would like to express my appreciation, I used the bazbus service last Tuesday, I was picked up in Winterton and traveled to Jhb, the driver was kind, giving us interesting info on some of the scenery as we passed When I got off in Kempton Park, I left my Ipod on the seat in the bus, I only realized that it was missing on Wednesday morning I contacted your driver, Jesse, on his cell, he responded promptly and said he hasn't seen anything but he will have a look at the seat where I was sitting, and get back to me, within 2 minutes he phoned back with the news he has found my ipod !! I asked him to keep it safe with him until the next time he comes to Jhb, on Saturday he text me letting me know he will be in Jhb at Brownsugar backpackers 16:15, I met up with him and got my Ipod back. Thank you so much, he has been kind and very helpful, his honesty much appreciated Kind Regards Erwalt De Beer

 


Hi Dear Dalene, I really would have loved people to hear about that amazing Cape Peninsula Tour. Mark and Freddie made it fun and so interesting, they were super!!!. I loved the breathtaking scenery, the wonderful places we visited, the exciting bike ride, the lunch, and and and.. And not to forget the "master mind" beyond: Dalene! You deserve praise too. Why not put your picture on the Web. BAZBUS is the best (as they say in Hawaii!) Again thanks to Mark for all the beautiful pictures; too bad I only discovered his email upon my return - put the blame on my not being always sobre when checking my mail from backpackers!!!! Warm regards; Nglyabonga! Anne Marie Petula ....I wish I could send you a whole Bouquet!!!!

 


I just wanted to express my heartfelt thanks for your super customer service.

The Kruger tour lasted four of the last five days of my month-long trip to South Africa, spanned my birthday, and was a fantastic experience. I had been nervous about being in South Africa alone for the last part of my trip, and the tour was a perfect solution. I met some really great people, saw some amazing animals, and had what I suspect is one of the better guides in the country as far as his knowledge of wildlife is concerned. Also (bonus!) I got to see the third largest canyon in the world and explore a pretty amazing cave system.

I would definitely recommend the Kruger trip to others.

With gratitude,

Callie Pfister

 


Dear Baz-Bus-Team,

We enjoyed our trip on your buses very much. Your drivers all were very kind and allways helpfull.

My sons and me accompanied to great tours to the Krüger-Park and the Peninsula which enriched us very much. Lloyd and Mark were top-guides who gave us a lot of informations and inspiriations on top of what a guest could normally expect.

A special thank-you to the nice and patient support of your back-office in CT during our prepartations in advance and the whole three weeks in your country.

Kind regards,
Klaus-Hubert, Thadeus & Markus

 


Dear Bazbus-Team,

we travelled on the Baz Bus at the beginning of this year. We have by now returned home but today I would - in both our names - like to take the time to write to you in order to make sure you know what a particularly good job the two drivers Johnny and Jay are doing.

Jay's charity work is commendable and heart-warming and he is not only a good driver but also a friendly chap who takes the time to let people learn about the places they're travelling through.

And Johnny might seem a little rough around the edges at first (at least that was my first impression;) but he didn't only do a good job getting us from A to B but also provided us with valuable and witty background stories about wherever we were.

In short: We very much enjoyed travelling with them!

I think it's not often enough that people doing a good job are told just that, this is why I thought I'd let you know. (Please make sure you also pass this on to them, it's nice to read such things about oneself;)

All the best from chilly Austria,

Johanna & Iris

 


Hello BazBus crew,

My six weeks in South Africa were amazing, with thanks to BazBus!!!

I booked the flexi pass and it was really, really great :)

So THANKS TO YOU ALL :)
Kind regards,

Afke Seinstra

 


Dear Bazbus
I would like you to know how impressed we were by your service and travel arrangements when we were recently in South Africa. Your office staff, Yumna in particular, were unfailingly helpful and friendly.

Your drivers were amazing. On our last drop off the driver put us down where it was most convenient for us. At the time I had my hands too full to show my appreciation and I would really like him to know how much we appreciated his kindness. He is a biggish man who has a limp – he was so nice and helpful. Is there any way I could send him a tip by paypal or direct transfer? Or could I pay you electronically and you give him some cash?

I have already and will continue to recommend the Bazbus – it is an amazing travel solution.

Very many thanks

Sue Copping

 


Just wanted to write and say THANK YOU for an incredible experience with you guys. We travelled on the Bazbus serveral times with Sydney and Jay and they were both fantastic guys who genuinely cared about the travellers onboard!
We would recommend you guys to any of our friends touring South Africa and the driver had my mum in tears when he handed out food supplies to some children in one of the townships on the Garden Route.
It was truly heartwarming, and went well and truly beyond our expectations of a road trip across South Africa.
Keep up the good work guys!

Laura, Manchester, 22

 


Hi to all at Baz Bus,

I would just like to say a very big THANK YOU for the service I received from Baz Bus on my trip between Port Elizabeth and Port Alfred. Although the bus was delayed a bit on the return journey (due to road works) all went smoothly and I had a safe trip in both directions. All thanks to Jay, the driver, who did a splendid job with his driving and made sure I arrived safe and sound at my destination. Very good service and I shall certainly be using Baz Bus service again on my next trip to Port Alfred.

Regards
Heather Rossouw

 


Hi Roger and the Baz Bus Crew,

My husband and I just want to say a BIG thank you for allowing us the opportunity to join your Cape Peninsula tour on the 19th February 2012.

It was a most enjoyable trip and Roger, as the guide, was most knowledgeable and my husband and I actually learnt so much about our own city. Roger put my husband and I to shame when he seemed to have a lot more energy at the end of the day after hiking up to the lighthouse at Cape Point :)

The tour is definitely value for money especially having lunch included in the price. I love the fact that you guys include being able to cycle at the point which was an absolute thrill for my husband and I, especially when going downhill.

Once again thank you so much for an absolutely amazing day, not to mention the weather was fantastic. We will definitely be referring our clients your way.

I did mention to one of your consultants that the improvement of your bicycles would be welcome to maintain the standard of the entire experience.
She did mention that you guys were getting them fixed. Other than that 10/10 for the trip.

Kind Regards

From around the corner
Janine

 


Hi there,

I just wanted to say that thanks to Sydney, the driver (hope I've written the name OK!), and also thanks to the other driver and to all the bus-mates I had one of my funniest New Year's Eves in my life. Thanks for everything Sydney, your the best!

Ana

 


dear bazbus

me and my nephew had the most wonderful day on moday. the trip was so organized, the guide and driver were so hospitaple and made sure everyone was well taken care of. i have been on many day trips , but never did they add in the picnic lunch and snacks along the way like this one. it was really unexpected!!! the itenary was perfect and there were so many extras. for someone outdoors like my nephew he got to cycle and hike all in one day, so not only a scenic experience , but a very energetic day.

thanks everyone at the bazbus.
Janine

 


Thank you so much Dalene!

I had the greatest time in South Africa and I will definitely recommend the Baz Bus to other travellers :)

I am looking forward for the tour tomorrow, and will leave again on Friday.
But I know, I will come back again! :)

Many greetings
Sarah

 


Dalene

Can I just say a big thankyou to everyone at Baz Bus - your service was excellent and really made my trip easy. All the best and I will recommend yourselves to any one I meet who is thinking of going to SA

Regards
Barry Vaughan

 


Travel Writer: EcoTravel Africa

June 2011

I can honestly affirm that my initiation into backpacking was rendered painless by the "Baz Bus system" -- and that the two month journey, from Cape Town to Durban, has become one of my most memorable experiences. This "Backpackers Route", with its numerous hostels and adventure activities, is justifiably one of the most popular in South Africa.

To gauge any level of bias, I asked numerous fellow backpackers what they thought of the Baz Bus -- "Too Easy" was a frequent reply! "Oh; would you like something different?" I would ask incredulously. "Oh no", they would reply, "It's perfect!" looking decidedly bemused at my strange question, like I hadn't understood "their" meaning. Apparently, travelling by Baz Bus is easier than what is offered in South America, but is similar to a bus in Australia. Mmmn…

 


Hi Cecilia and Dalene

Thank you, it was a brilliant trip.

Andrew is a fantastic driver, great interaction with the passengers and drives very well.

Thank you very much for the ticket, much appreciate

d.

All the best

Howard

Howard Richman

 


Harold Black (from London) Date of Rental: December 2010 Impression: 5/5

Review: Bas Bus is a good option.

I was there in December 2010 and traveled from Cape Town to Johannesburg via Swaziland.

I had an awesome time. It was very easy to use and to book onward journeys and especially safe and convenient.I found the information on the buses very useful and that even helped me plan my journey better.

Thanks Baz Bus. I'll be back someday!

 


Yea, loved South Africa!

I'm glad that I used Baz Bus. It runs pretty well and the drivers are well informed. It seemed a bit pricey to me before i went, but it was worth it in terms of the service and experience that I got out of it.

Would do it again.

Michael Cowley (from Glasgow)

 


Dear Baz Bus Team,

We at EDGE OF AFRICA, want to take this opportunity to say a very special and sincere THANK YOU for your involvement in the EDGE of AFRICA Beach Festival this year. Despite the initial postponement of the event due to inclement weather on Thursday the 16th, the rescheduled date of Saturday the 18th was perfect! It is with great pride and gratitude that we acknowledge your participation in helping to make this a very successful event that was enjoyed by one and all. We are very excited and pleased to inform you of the overwhelming requests and inquiries we had from participants and spectators alike, as to “when is the next event?”

We look forward to next year and your involvement in an even greater event than this year, and thank you in anticipation.

We would like to wish you and your loved ones, an awesome Christmas, and the very best for the New Year.

Sincerely, The EDGE of AFRICA Team Roger Wynne-Dyke

 


Hi there

First of all I want to say what a great time I had using the Baz Bus whilst in SA and I plan to come back and do it again.

Kind Regards

Stephen

 


Good day,

This was the first time we made use of your bus service and would like to say the following.
Many thanks to Baz Bus for bringing our 15 year old son back to Cape Town safely! He enjoyed the "trip" with the tourists on board.

Best regards till next time!
Mirchelle Snyman

 


Thanks to all the baz bus team drivers. The info along the way was a pleasent surprise as i didnt expect them to be tour guides as well. Most of the drivers where proffesional and friendly. Well definately travel again. Already planning next trip. Have a good day.

Tanya Sammy

 


Where do I begin to explain what an amazing trip I had, Baz Bus is such a fantastic product and is so convenient!!!! Thank you very much for giving me an opportunity to explore South Africa . I was very impressed with the excellent services I got from all your employees (drivers), I like the extra touch they gave us with the information on the history on South Africa it just made the experience all the more special. The ladies in the office when calling in to book my next leg of my trip were so helpful and friendly it made things very easy. The overall Baz Bus experience was very memorable.

Thank you once again for giving me this opportunity.

Kind Regards

Melanie Henry

 


maggi celik - TURKEY this is not really an enquiry, just I couldn't find anywhere to write this on the website. Just wanted to say thanks for a fab experience. Really good, well organised but fun. Thanks. Will definately recommend it to my friends. All the drivers were very good but one was especilly good. He was called Johny and he drove us from Durban to Chynza. He was very informative and helpfull without being OTT and I would like to thank him especially because not only did he make our journey very pleasant he also reunited me with my walking boots when I stupidly left them behind at Gibelas in Durban. So big thanks to all of you. Keep up the good work!

 


Hi there

i would like to say that eversince i have been using the baz bus in june 2008 i have had nothing but great experiences.

My favourite driver has been Zamo, he always got me to my destination safely and he has a bubbly personality

I am planning to write an essay on my experience on the baz bus but me as a tourist.

Thank you so much

From

Medea Fegen

 


Dear Dalene -

Just to let you know that we had a wonderful time on the BazBus and we enjoyed it very much. Our drivers were Mark (on the way to Knysna) and Glyn (on the return trip), and both were charming young men who were just so helpful. We were looking forward to the experience of travelling on the BazBus, and were not in the slightest way disappointed.

Thank you so much for all the help you gave us while we were making the booking - it made it easier for us, particularly as we had never used your service before.

Kind regards -

Karin and John

 


To whom this may concern,

I am writing on behalf of a friend and I who travelled on the bazbus towards the end of March 2009. The service we received was very good throughout but we particularly wish to bring your attention to the drivers who took us from Cintsa to Durban on thursday 26th March (we were already on the bus), Johnny, and from the Northern Drakensburgs to Johannesburg on sunday 29th March, Jessie. Both these drivers went well beyond their duty to ensure we were safe on our arrivial and we would very much like you to thank them on our behalf.

Your help would be very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Anne Wilson.

 


Good evening Dalene,

Just a note to let you know that our journeys aboard the Bazbus were very pleasant ones.

The drivers collected us from the appointed hostels (although a little late in PE) and stopped to feed and water us on the way. The staff in the hostels were most helpful and the Island Vibe in Knysna allowed us to leave our luggage there until it was time for the bus to leave.

We even arrived early in Cape town and the driver wouldn't leave us until we were inside the hostel gates to wait for our taxi to take us to the hotel.

All in all, a very pleasant experience.

Thank you once again for all your help in making it happen or us.

Kind regards, Pauline Heyes

 


Hi:

Just wanted to say what a great experience I had travelling with the BazBus and Neil at the Wheel to George in December.

Thanks Michelle

 


Hi,

We travelled on the Baz Bus over the December holidays and I would like to thank everyone at Baz Bus for the great service we got and for making our holiday such a memorable one. The Buses were great and the drivers were very friendly and helpful! We had a great trip and the bus was always prompt and very efficient. We couldn't have chosen a better way to travel around SA than the Baz Bus.

Thanks again for making our trip memorable and we look forward to using Baz Bus soon.

Cheers Kunal

 


Dear Darlene, Me and my friend Marta were at the Cape Peninsula tour on the 18th of November with George as our guide. Besides thanking you all for a wonderful tour, we would also like to ask George to send us the pictures he took from both of us riding the bike :) Since it´s been a long time, to remember him of who we are, please tell him we are two Brazillians and that I was statying at Park Inn (I was the first to be picked up). I really appreciate your help! Cheers, Diana

 


Good afternoon, I must say that I really enjoyed my travel with the Bazbus. It's a great way to travel through SA. All well organized. Compliments. We've been there from 18/9 untill 17/10.2008. Many thx for all the great experience and we do have a great vacation. Regards, Mrs. G. Nussy

 


Dear Dalene, Godtfred and myself had an overall great experience on our fieldtrip to South Africa passing Swaziland. Bazbus got us places taken good care of us by guide and driver Jessie. When we think South Africa again we definitely will think Bazbus as a pleasant, efficient, funny and safe means of getting around in that beautiful country. Thank you very much. Our regards to Jessie. Best wishes Dr Winfried Rüger

 


Thanks for all the help! I am back in the States now but had a great time on the bus and getting to Storms River to jump. I loved it and reccommend you giving it a try if you never have! Hope to catch teh Baz Bus again sometime. Kat :)

 


My wife and I(Ticket numbers GM774 & GM775) were recently on a 3 month backpacking vacation to South Africa and used the Baz Bus from Joburg to Cape Town. We wanted to let you know we really enjoyed the service you provided. When we returned home to Canada and started going through our photos we found this one that we thought you may enjoy.

Take care,

Anj & Clay

 


I just want to send out my warmest thanks to Mark, our bus driver, from Mossel bay to Ct on Saturday the 8th March 08.

I was extremely sick, the whole way of the trip, but I must say, Mark made the journey seem much better. Thanks to his hospitality and kind heart he looked after me till I got off at Somerset West.

Thank you again Mark, and hopefully see you on another trip via the Baz Bus! (Hopefully not sick this time!)

Regards, Shelley Tomlinson

 


Hello there, I had a Cape Peninsula tour on 4th April--which is fantastic! The name of our lovely guide is pronounced as Nazie (sorry I cannot remember the spelling...), the photo I took for him is attached. Could I have his email address to get in touch with? Thanks. Krystal

 


Hi Dalene, I just wanted to let you know that we had a great experience on the Baz Bus. Thanks, Chelsea

 


Hello from cold Slovenia,

I must write to you, because we travel with yours bus in December 2007. We were very satisfied with yours drivers. All are very good and kindly. But my friend Gregor, who travel with me and my husband ask me to tell you for one driver Joshua, black man, who drive us in 24. December 2007 from Port Elizabeth to Durban of course if it possible, tell him that he is a very good man, kindly and good driver. We had a very fun and interesting travel with him.. Two days before drived us one Indian man, also very kindly. He told us everything what we were interesting for and between travel tell us about interesting places and thing between travel.

Your country is very beautifuly and this travel was very nice.

Best regards from Slovenia Tatjana,Roman,Gregor

 


Dear Sir,

I just want to send a couple of photos to our guide friend who accompanied us to Cape Point on Aug 26 last year. I want to thank him for his good service and friendliness throughout the day. Also want to thank the company for having made this tour possible, and at this affordable rate. With my best wishes, Samran

PS. I will be glad to get a mail from our guide friend, so will facilitate further communication. THAI has direct flight to Jo'burg, so it is easier/ cheaper to go to holiday in South Africa.

 


Hello there! myself and nicola would like to thank you for your help sorting out our baz bus journey. we both had an amazing time. thanks again chris and nicola

 


I just wanted to say that your service is great. I got to go a lot of places that I otherwise would have passed by. I recommend your bus to everyone I know going to South Africa. Thanks for all the great memories. And by the way if you still have a driver who goes by the name of Sunshine he is fantastic. He was my driver I think from cape town to wilderness and was a great driver as well as being so enthusiastic you just had to have a smile when you were with him. Cheers Walker Bradley USA

 


Dear Gerdi, Susan, Cedric, Kevin, Clint, John, Dalene, Thanks to your professionalism, the very joyful and secure atmosphere you provided, your helpful advice but MOST OF ALL your very warm welcome the three of us have undoubtfully enjoyed our stay in your beloved country. Be certain we'll preciously keep your addresses and would warmly recommend them to our acquaintances planning to travel to S.A. We hope we'll hear from you again (personally I go to S.A. every 2 years, trying to discover each time different spots) and feel free to keep the contact! Cheers! Joelle, Brigitte and Patrick

 


Hy Baz Bus-Team!

I would like to say thank you very much for your top-service! I travelled in June/Juli 06 with you from Cape Town to Jo'burg via Swaziland. It was a very exiting trip which I'll never forget. It was the nicest trip, I've ever made in my life!!:-) The team was extremly helpful and the drivers drove very safely and securely! It was the best choice for travelling through South Africa, I'm sure!! All the best for you! I'll recommend your firm in Switzerland that I promise you!!

Lovely greetings from Switzerland!
Nicolas

 


Dear Dalene,

Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful trip to South Africa. We used the BAZ BUS and we really liked the service. Thank-you for everything.

Sincerely, Brent and Marina Stewart

 


Hi Dalene,

We really enjoyed the Cape Peninsula tour yesterday with Bruce, it would really good that he could adapt the day depending on the weather and he could answer every question we had!!

Thanks James

 


Hallo and Good Day People from BAZ BUS !

I landed nicely in Nairobi with SA 182 yesterday after having spent 2 great months in beautiful South Africa!

I travelled with BAZ BUS all the way from Cape Town to Johannesburg via Durban. My Ticket Number was EQ 423.

Now i would like very much to thank you all again for a excellent service!!! The Reservation Organisation allways worked perfectly and i am also very happy with the safe and very professional service of all of the Bus Drivers!!

I would like to mark that the job Driver JOHNY is doing is really outstanding. Congratulations !

I send you all my most friendly greetings and best wishes for a splendid and prosperous future!

MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH !!!

Fredy Lauener, Switzerland

BAZ BUS No EQ 423

World Traveller Since 1978

 


I returned from South Africa and my journeys on Baz bus today, 29th Jan. Was very impressed at the efficiency of Baz bus and the backpackers hostels.

Bridgett Jones (the real one).

 


Dear Dalene:
I just want to drop a line thanking you for all of your help with arranging the confirmations, etc. Claudia and just returned from our trip, and it all went smoothly. We really enjoyed our time in South Africa, and will probably be back in June.

Regards
Tim Barnard

 


Hi,

Just a short e-mail to express my thanks for the excellent Cape Peninsula Tour which I went on on the 29th November, during my recent visit to South Africa.

The excursion was a brilliant, comprehensive tour of the peninsula, offering a range of activities and ‘sights’. I was fortunate to be with a great group on the day, but special mention must be made to Bruce and Raymond, who made the trip one of the highlights of my holiday. Please pass on my appreciation.

Regards,
Nigel Coult
Hinckley
Leicestershire
UK

 


Thank you for the Baz-Bus Trip from Kaptown to PE and retour. The raider was very nice. Thank you for find my camera ! Very nice organization, very nice people.

bye
Veronika & wolf from Berlin/germany

 


 
 
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