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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:



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 and private rooms are also on offer. Bathrooms are usually shared.


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 and includes breakfast.




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





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.






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. 


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Based on 572 traveller reviews
TripAdvisor Ranking #22 of 278 Outdoor Activities in Cape Town Central
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 12 Nov 2018: “One of the Group Tours I've been...”
  • 11 Nov 2018: “7day Garden Route + Wine Combo”
  • 9 Nov 2018: “5 day garden route tour”
  • 8 Nov 2018: “Garden Route: best trip ever!”
  • 7 Nov 2018: “Fantastic Garden Route Tour”
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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

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

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.

Dylan Lees

Being a nature enthusiast means that I am extremely passionate about travel and where it allows you to go. I love the warm life, hot summers and a lekker braai. I have been in the travel industry for 5 years and I love being able to show people new places for the first time. I’ve travelled quite a bit of Africa and one of my favourite spots has to be Tofo, Mozambique, a close second is South Africa’s epic Wild Coast, the beaches are incredible.

Ulrich Damon

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.

Andrew Jackson

I am passionate about wine and showing others a fine appreciation for the incredible wines we have at our fingertips in the Western Cape. I love showing off the winelnds to those who are keen to experience them. I have played rugby for most of my life and I also love hiking, luckily there are so many awesome trails around the Western Cape. My favourite place to visit in South Africa is a toss up between Knysna and the Kruger National Park, both are so different but have so much to offer.

Liezel de Klerk

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

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

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.

Handre Fouche

I like to think of myself as somewhat of an adrenaline junkie, I love adventure and the thrills that come with it. I am a paragliding pilot and I used to be a bungy jump guide, I also love slacklining, mountaineering, getting lost in forests and jumping off high places (I said I was an adrenaline junkie). I have been in the travel industry for over 11 years and I love exploring new places. I can also open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew, just in case the adventure takes me too far from civilisation.

Uriel de Wee

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
MD - 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. It was that support (and my stubbornness) that enabled me to grow Hotspots2c to what it is today. And it is also why I believe that those who work for Hotspots2c need to be treated like family. Speaking of, 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. Perhaps this is why 17 years on from being a travel consultant in London, I find myself still in the travel industry. It is an industry where you can really grow if you want to. When I don’t have my marketing minion fetching me beers 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
Sales & Reservations

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
Private & 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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Charmaine Kapp

I have many great loves in life, and choose to live each day to its absolute maximum. Life is too short for boring jokes and half-hearted enthusiasm. Over and above my beautiful human family, I am also privileged to play mom to two adorable (naughty) brown boxers who are definitely the ones who call the shots in my household. I love to experience each moment with purpose and wonder, which is why I am so passionate about travel and all that it teaches you along the way. I have been organising edu-tours for more than 30 years, and I absolutely adore every moment of it!

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Tyla-Rae Africa
Booking Consultant

I love working with people and making them smile, it’s why I chose to work in the travel industry. To be able to help someone make their travel dreams come true really makes my day. When I’m not busy being the friendly voice on the other side of the Hotspots2c hotline, you’ll find me spending time with my daughter and my husband, exploring and, every now and then, indulging in a little art or dance.

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Juanita Steyn

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 Tours

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

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

Exploring different parts of the world, and getting lost in new places inspires me. If I’m not behind my MacBook designing, editing travel videos or uploading prices and product content, I like to travel - especially doing weekend adventures locally. Growing up on a farm instilled a deep passion for the great outdoors, so wandering barefoot in nature will always be my happy place.

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Amanda Willemse

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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Sanelle Du Plessis

I have had the privilege of being able to travel and live in a few different cities around the world; one of my favourites being Thailand and her laid back island vibe. As a mommy of two little boys, I cannot wait to show them the amazing things our country and this world has to offer. Armed with some cheese and wine or chocolate and bubbly, I’m always ready for an adventure (just as long as there are no pigeons present, pigeons are disgusting).

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Christie Cope

I have always had two passions in life; writing and travel, and I have been fortunate enough to thoroughly explore both. My career focus has always been travel orientated, starting in 2012 as travel content writer. As for travel itself – I was lucky enough to have a mother that believed in it as an education – so I’m 23 countries in and counting! When I’m not fluttering around for Hotspots2c, I can either be found wine tasting, hiking, or reading with my cats.

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Claire Marucchi

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

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.

Jurie Brand

While some people shy away from long distances, I love a good road trip and the chance to see places as you drive along. I began my travel career as a coach driver, so I’ve had my fair share of exploring the roads of South Africa. My favourite international destinations are London and Koh Samui, Thailand, both very different and epically beautiful.

JP Huisamen

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.

Kevin Vester

I am an avid adventurer and if you can’t find me traversing mountainsides on my mountain bike, you’ll probably find me jumping off planes, hurtling through the sky. I have been in the travel industry since 2008 and have loved every moment. One of my favourite ways to see new places has to be on a bike, and I love showing others that experience too. It's probably because of this reason that New Zealand is one of my absolute favourite international destinations, but it's not easy to beat South Africa's diversity!


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Tyla-Rae Africa
Booking Consultant

I love working with people and making them smile, it’s why I chose to work in the travel industry. To be able to help someone make their travel dreams come true really makes my day. When I’m not busy being the friendly voice on the other side of the Hotspots2c hotline, you’ll find me spending time with my daughter and my husband, exploring and, every now and then, indulging in a little art or dance.

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