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Hottentots Shuttle & Tour is equivalent to : Safety, Comfort and Timeliness

Whether you travel for business or pleasure, we want you to feel at ease, therefore our first class vehicles combined with our dedicated staff will pick you up and drop you off safe, sound and on time, anywhere you require in the Western Cape area.

We offer an airport and general shuttle service from 1 to 8 passengers, 24h/24h.

We speak English, Dutch, Vlaams and Afrikaans (please state your preference upon reservation).

Our shuttle service is as complete as it gets, Hottentots Shuttle & Tour adhere to European standards, don’t hesitate to call us for more information.

Hottentots Shuttle & Tour is based in Somerset West but has its roots in Europe. Both owners, Katia & Thierry Vergauwen, have a substantial background of 15 years shuttle, tour & taxi service in Belgium.

They have chosen South Africa as their new stomping grounds when they fell in love with this country several years ago.

Both of them love to travel and enjoy life to the fullest, sharing their professionalism as well as “savoir vivre” with you is what makes Hottentots Shuttle and Tour services stand out from the rest.  It is personal, private, safe and timely. It offers you the European standards in vehicles and service everyone expects when travelling for business or pleasure.

What’s in a name? Hottentots! A little bit of history:

The Khoi are the indigenous people of South Africa, closely related to the Bushmen or San. When European immigrants colonized the area in 1652, the Khoi were inhabiting the Cape region, the European immigrants labeled them Hottentots, in imitation of the sound of the Khoekhoe language but this term is today considered derogatory by some.
The Hottentots Holland mountain range is part of the Cape Fold belt in the Western Cape, South Africa. The range forms a barrier between the Cape Town metropolitan area and the southern Overberg coast. At the start of the Great Trek in 1835 when migrants decided to leave the Cape Colony as it was then known, the first mountain range they crossed was this range. Cuts and wheel markings from their ox wagons can still be seen in rock formations in the vicinity of Sir Lowry’s Pass on this mountain range.

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