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wish it, do it

Let us help you tick off your bucket list. Build your ultimate travel wish list and we’ll create your dream trip.

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We’ve handpicked the best spots and designed epic trips, just choose your adventure and hop on board.

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with purpose

Smile! Part of your tour price supports projects that make a life-changing difference in local communities.

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why hotspots2c

 

 It's easy to see why so many customers trust Hotspots2c

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A wide range of curated trip options ensures personalised journeys. 

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local experts 

Experts make trip-planning easy and local guides share insider tips. 

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transformative

Travel changes you and our goal is to benefit local communities too. 

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Thousands of happy travellers choose to adventure with us. 

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TOUR TYPES ON OFFER

 

 
SCHEDULED SMALL GROUP

Pre-planned small group tours with set departures.

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PRIVATE & LUXURY GROUP

Exclusive trips with suggested itineraries.

VIP your trip

 

 

 
EDU TRAVEL

Tours for young learners, uni & volunteer groups.

Learn & Travel

 

 

 

TAILOR MADE

Complete customisation. Your adventure, your way.

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company

Established in 2007, Hotspots2c has grown to be one of South Africa’s favourite tour operators. Based in the Cape Town region, we offer scheduled group, private and tailor-made tours primarily to the Western Cape along the Garden Route, Addo and Kruger National Park and beyond. 

Hotspots2c is the brainchild of Western Cape local, Johan Du Toit – a seasoned globetrotter who has travelled to more than 60 countries to date. We are owner-operated and offer easy and affordable touring options. Our passengers enjoy the convenience of a small tour and the luxury of choice - from activity options to where you stay.

At Hotspots2c, we do not want to be the largest tour operator in South Africa; we simply want to be the best. Being privately owned gives us independence and flexibility and is a competitive advantage in our quality control and accountability. We pay meticulous attention to itineraries and tap into our creativity when we plan our tours. Our bespoke itineraries can accommodate any group size, almost any destination and fit your exact preferences.

Behind-the-scenes, our dedicated team has a cumulative industry experience of more than 150 years, and all of our tour guides are accredited by the Department of Tourism. We are a unified company that believes travel is more than just visiting a place but it's about building relationships, making a positive change and about giving back to the community. That’s why we established our charity arm, 2cChange in 2016 to help make a difference in the areas we travel.



 

 

 

Curated options give flexibility 

Travel should be savoured, that's why we’ve done all the hard work for you, taking care of all of the little details so you can simply focus on having a good time. Our scheduled group tours are designed for solo travellers, couples, friends, adrenaline junkies and everyone else in-between, and include more sights, more activities and more spectacular places to stay with flexible free time. Every Hotspots2c tour package offers a variety of options to personalise your trip, from accommodation to optional activities. If you have a specific bucket list in mind, we can tailor-make your dream trip. 

 

Choose your Way 2 Stay:

 

 COST SAVER STAY 

Overnight at backpacker hostels with a lively atmosphere - an ideal place to meet like-minded friends. Dorm rooms are shared between 6 to 12 people but private rooms are also on offer. Bathrooms are usually shared.

COMFORT STAY

Stay at mostly 3-star guest houses in a cosy and serene environment, situated away from the backpacker accommodation. Your private room offers an en-suite bathroom.

 

 

DELUXE STAY 

Stay at mostly 4-star guest houses or unique lodges. Imagine luxury coastal escapes, city pads, forest retreats, bush glamping, safari lodges and speciality stays with private en-suite rooms. 

 

 

 

 

Local guides, happy customers  

Travel is as much about the destination as it is about the people. We believe in superior customer service and personalised details. Our on-the-ground experts and tour guides are all locals and passionate about Southern Africa, providing in-depth knowledge and authentic experiences. With years of satisfied travellers’ appraisals and top-rated online reviews, it’s safe to say that we always go the extra mile when it comes to total customer satisfaction.

 

 

 

 

Be the change

We believe in travel that leaves positive footsteps in its wake, that's why part of your tour price is used to support local projects that make a positive, life-changing difference in the communities through which you travel. Celebrating our country’s diversity, we are firm believers in being the difference we’d like to see happen in the world and continuously challenge ourselves to bring about positive change whenever and wherever we can.

 

 

 

 

Trusted  

Each year Hotspots2c safely carries over 7500 happy customers to the best spots Southern Africa and beyond has to offer. Every tour we design gets vetted to guarantee only the highest quality.

Our list of awards and achievements show our commitment to making travel accessible and easy for all. You can book a Hotspots2c tour with ease of mind, knowing that your payments are 100% secure as your money is bonded with SATSA and every detail is carefully planned. Our local support on the ground gives you 24/7 peace of mind that all your travel needs (and questions) are taken care of, leaving you to enjoy hassle-free travel. 

 

Fair Trade Approved  

Hotspots2c is approved to sell Fair Trade Holidays and committed to the Fair Trade Code of Conduct: 

We manage our business fairly, transparently and sustainably:

• Our business is legally registered; meets all legal requirements for tax, employee registration & payment, social security and health and safety. 

• Our business has sufficient public liability insurance and keeps records of all employee contracts.

We have fair supplier relationships: 

• Our business honours the cancellation terms stipulated by product suppliers, including refunds for late cancellations. 

• Our commission structure does not exceed acceptable industry norms; we pay supplier invoices according to contractual obligations within an agreed time frame. 

We are transparent with our customers: 

• Our marketing material accurately depicts the products we sell; our customers are informed on relevant laws and customs in the destination country and receive information on safety and security in the destination country. 

We actively support Fair Trade Tourism: 

• We aim to actively promote Fair Trade Tourism, Fair Trade Tourism certified products and Fair Trade Holidays on our website. 

• As a Fair Trade approved tour operator, we aim to list more Fair Trade Tourism holidays offers that focus on using Fair Trade certified activities and accommodation establishments. Ask us to curate a Fair Trade Holiday for you if you have a specific itinerary in mind.

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REVIEWS & MEMBERSHIPS:  Fair Trade Tourism Approved Holidays, SATSA, SAYTC, Cape Town Tourism  
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  • 7 Aug 2019: “Great experience”
  • 3 Aug 2019: “Amazing Trip”
  • 1 Aug 2019: “Garden Route Tour!”
  • 31 Jul 2019: “Western cape wine tour”
  • 31 Jul 2019: “Awesome winery tour!”
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CONTACT US

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+27 21 851 7765

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+27 79 983 0812

 

FOR ENQUIRIES EMAIL 

bookings@hotspots2c.co.za

 

OFFICE HOURS

Mon to Fri: 08:00 – 17:00
Sat & Sun: Closed, but calls accepted  

 

STREET ADDRESS

13 Gardner Williams Ave, Paardevlei, Somerset West, 7110, South Africa

 

POSTAL ADDRESS

PostNet Suite 756, Private Bag X15, Somerset West, 7129

our team

Since 2007, the Hotspots2c team has been committed to making planning a trip as easy as possible. Our talented team, with an accumulative 150 years of travel industry experience, is dedicated to maximising your travel experience. By employing our collective skills and creativity we are able to design unique, unforgettable tour itineraries that, along with our own fleet of modern vehicles and diverse team of local guides, bring the magic of Southern Africa to life. 
  
Isaac Matlakeng
Tour Guide

Having been in the travel industry for 17 years I have come to know and love South Africa and all that it has to offer. I enjoy the easy going lifestyle and the rich culture. Traditional African music is one of my loves in life, as well as different languages, I can speak 11 local languages. If I’m not conversing in a foreign language I’m probably cracking jokes on the tennis court. I love making people feel at home in South Africa.

Maudi Hlongwana
Tour Guide

I have worked in the travel industry for 15 years now and my passion for travelling has only grown as the time has gone by. Locally, my favourite spot would have to be Durban, in Kwa-Zulu Natal, but if you lose me abroad, I’ll be enjoying the beaches of Mozambique’s Nyambane. I love sports, especially golf, and watching other people experience our beautiful country.

Ulrich Damon
Tour Guide

My nickname is GG – Gentle Giant – and I think it fits well as I was a former African Junior champion in Javelin throw, but I’m also a choir conductor. Life is all about balance. I love all kinds of sports and am passionate about travel. One of my favourite local spots is South Africa’s Ostrich capital, Oudtshoorn.

Liezel de Klerk
Tour Guide

I am a firm believer that we should go wherever the journey takes us. As an avid mommy-adventurer, I love discovering places right on our own doorstep. The Cape winelands are most definitely up there near the top of my list, as well as the many picturesque coastal treasures we have here in South Africa. A strong contender for my favourite international destination would have to be Thailand’s many islands!

Gerhard Pretorius
Tour Guide

Before I became a guide with Hotspots2c I spent many years training tour guides, so it’s safe to say that I LOVE the travel industry. I love being on the road and getting to see all that our beautiful country has to offer. While I am a scuba-diving enthusiast, I also love South Africa’s Kruger National Park and all it has to offer, we really do have something special in this country. Internationally, I’d have to say that Singapore is a firm favourite.

Xenny Yazbek
Tour Guide

I have travelled quite extensively in my 27 years of working in the tourism industry, but I have to say, South Africa will always be home. I love hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains and singing at the top of my lungs – “the hiiiiills are alive!” Only joking, but I did get the privilege to sing with the world famous Drakensberg Boys’ Choir when I was younger. I just love laughing and enjoying every moment life throws at me.

Uriel de Wee
Tour Guide

I love to seek out adventure and do everything I can for a challenge. Travel is one of the most rewarding ways to adventure and our world has so many unexplored places. Luckily for us, our beautiful country also has some serious gems. Tsitsikamma is one of my personal favourite local spots to explore, so many opportunities to hike, cycle and adventure, my cup of tea.

Johan du Toit
Owner & Founder

Travel was always something I wanted to do growing up and my first travel-related job was as a tour guide in Europe. From there I have gone on to travel to 60 countries and have lived in Australia, Scotland and France. When I started Hotspots2c it was pretty much just me and my bus, and the support of my family. When I’m not focused on work I’m with my family or can be found practising my French or reading with a glass of wine.

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Marc Whitmill
Marketing Director

I believe that hard work, determination and passion will take you where you want to go, and if you don’t apply those things to what you’re doing, then you shouldn’t be doing it. That's why, after my first job as a travel consultant in London back in 1999, I still find myself in the travel industry. When I'm not drinking beer I can usually be found participating in or training for an endurance event; cooking up gourmet dishes, or travelling through the Cape Winelands.

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Vicki-Ann Griebenauw
Operations

With 12-years of working for Lufthansa under my belt, I am often teased about my German efficiency – but that’s what helps me balance work and being a mother to two very busy teenage boys and keeping the family pets alive! As much as I enjoyed my time in Europe, I am very happy to be home and to be able to work in a company that allows for both work growth and having the time to spend with my boys.

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Nicolette Nel
Edu-Tours

I have 11 years of permanent work experience in the Travel Industry. As a student I had to do 300 hours of practical work, so I have done a variety of jobs in the travel industry. As a mother of three the idea of travel as education has always interested me, and it was why I was happy to take on the challenge of creating edu-tours for young learners. My family time is also so very important to me and I love taking walks in nature with my kids and seeing the 'world' through their eyes, and watching movies with some good red wine and chocolates with my hubby.

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Demi-Lee Hill
Reservations & Marketing

I am absolutely in love with exploring our crazy beautiful Cape Town and sharing it, and the rest of our magnificent country, with others. Coming from a marketing background, I really enjoy getting to inspire others to travel, through online marketing platforms. Of course, in order to do this, I have to practice what I preach and I waste no time in visiting the many local markets and wine farms our area has to offer!

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Juanita Steyn
2cChange

Travel and Tourism is what I have a passion for, and studied it at University. From there I went on to work as a guesthouse manager, then on to work at a wine farm, and eventually joined Hotspots2c in 2013. Here my role has changed and developed, just as the company has. I now run the company’s non-profit organsitation – 2Cchange. It is fantastic to see how we are able to give back to the communities that we work closely with and travel through, simply by showing-off our beautiful country.

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Benita Stroebel
Tailor Made Journeys

Since the beginning, working as a guesthouse manager 13-years ago, I have been involved in creating personalised experiences for people in the travel industry. It has grown into my work passion and I love being able to create tailor-made experiences for people that they will remember for the rest of their lives. In between doing that, I create my own memories and experiences by spending time with my family (usually on the beach), attending festivals and capturing it all with my camera.

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Divan vd Westhuizen
Operations

I truly believe in karma and therefore believe that a person should always do the right thing – which I try to do every day at work and in my personal life. I also like to keep busy, and managing our guides and the logistics of all of our tours definitely does that. I really enjoy all kinds of sports, and keeping fit, which I think makes me better at everything that I do.

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Ferdi Longland
Communications

Exploring different parts of the world, and getting lost in dense woods or a jungle paradise inspires me. If I’m not behind my MacBook designing, editing travel videos or uploading product content, I like to travel. Growing up on a farm instilled a deep passion for the great outdoors, so wandering in nature will always be my happy place.

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Amanda Willemse
Logistics

Hotspots2c is my first travel job and I have loved every second of it. Even when it feels like I’m juggling balls of fire with my feet, while standing on my head. On the days that I’m not doing that, I am usually with family and friends, or busy helping to organise activities with my church (more juggling balls of fire). When I do have some time to myself though, I can be found spending hours completing crossword puzzles.

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Claire Marucchi
Tailor Made Journeys

Firstly it is important for you to know that I literally cannot see a dog without stopping to stroke it. Right, with that out of the way, I have always thought that travel was an important way to learn about oneself, and that it allowed for growth and development. It’s also very exciting – which is why I started out working for a travel marketing agency before I joined the Hotspots2c Team. When I’m not working I’m usually creating decadent baking creations, enjoying music, or spending time with family and friends.

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Koos Avenant
Tour Guide

I have a very long history in the travel industry, exploring and guiding through the Cango Caves from when I was a mere 14 years old! Since then my love for travel has only grown, fueled by this spectacular country that I get to call home. My favourite destinations are the ones I have yet to explore and I am always up for an adventure. When I am not on the road, I love gardening, building projects and cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

JP Huisamen
Tour Guide

A true adventurer at heart, I love the laid-back lifestyle. South Africa’s Wild Coast is one of my all time favourite spots and has some of the best waves. I love the outdoors and get a kick out of being able to show travellers the beauty of this country. As a keen bird-watcher myself, I love pointing out feathered treasures along my tour routes.

Letitia Fourie
Sales & Bookings

With over 10 years in the travel industry, it’s safe to say that I am absolutely crazy about all things travel. My previous work experience with a travel agent has allowed me to visit many different places and I have many to still tick off my list! When I’m not planning my next holiday you’ll find me on the treadmill or squatting up a storm, probably with a glass of wine in hand (all about that balance).

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Neville St Clair
Tour Guide

Travel is a true passion of mine, as are people - and being a Hotspots2c guide affords me the privilege of living out both of these passions together! There’s nothing quite as cool as getting to explore incredible places with people and watch as they experience it all for the first time, making memories that will last a lifetime! They say “Do what you love, so that you can love what you do” and boy are they right! 

Chad Kordom
Operations Transfer Assistant

I’m a firm believer in being 100% genuine and I love the fact that I get to live this out in my job! Between transferring passengers, being their source of entertainment and organising their schedules, I’ve learnt that a bit of kindness goes a long way. When I’m all people’d out, nothing beats the satisfying challenge of a good training session or kicking back with a brilliant book.

Denver Alexander
Tour Guide & Fleet Assistant

A people’s person at heart, I absolutely love the diversity that comes with the travel industry. From helping manage Hotspots2c’s ever growing fleet to ensuring that every guest has a truly memorable touring experience, I love going to extra mile to make a difference. When I’m not on the road with the fleet, you’ll find me at my local church serving the community. 

Catherine Barnard
Accounts

A lover of systems, numbers, (and wine), I am a true accountant at heart. I love bringing order and knowing that the finances at Hotspots2c are perfectly taken care of, while maintaining the balance and letting my hair down from time to time! When it’s time to unwind, I take to the trails and absolutely love training for endurance races and pushing my limits! 

Yoliswa Henama
Financial Officer

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Letitia Fourie
Sales & Bookings

With over 10 years in the travel industry, it’s safe to say that I am absolutely crazy about all things travel. My previous work experience with a travel agent has allowed me to visit many different places and I have many to still tick off my list! When I’m not planning my next holiday you’ll find me on the treadmill or squatting up a storm, probably with a glass of wine in hand (all about that balance).

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