About Us

Eastgate Safaris & Transfers

We are a stable and longstanding transfer company, operating since 1997. Our main office is based in Hoedspruit, on the border of the Kruger National Park and the Greater Kruger Nature Reserves, and our satellite office is stationed in Hazyview.

We are part of the bigger Cullinan Transport Division, which includes well-known, national brands, such as Springbok Atlas Charter, Hylton Ross Touring, On Safari Africa, and Ikapa Couches. The close proximity of our sister companies in Hazyview and Malalane is very beneficial when large groups must be transferred.

We are members of SATSA and we work hand in hand with TTC (The Travel Corporation) with brands like Thompsons, African Travel, and TSC (Travel Smart Crew) with brands like Tour D’Afrique, Giltedge, and many more.

Our small hands-on, dedicated, professional, and well-trained consultants provide personal service, sharing their extensive knowledge and expertise, and advice on all transfers and routes we provide, or information and assistance on all our day tours and game drives that we offer.

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SATSA
Treadright Foundation
The Travel Corporation
Cullinan Transport Division
Hylton Ross Exclusive Touring
Springbok Atlas Luxury Charter
On Safari Africa
Ikapa Coaches
Our Motto

D R I V E N

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We constantly ask ourselves:

DISCIPLINE

DISCIPLINE

Did I do everything I was meant to do?

RESPECT

RESPECT

Did I treat this person/s as I would want to be treated?

INITIATIVE

INITIATIVE

How can I improve my workplace and work with greater efficiency?

VISION

VISION

What can I pre-empt? Looking to the bigger picture and looking beyond the obvious and am I proactive in my approach?

EXCELLENCE

EXCELLENCE

How can I improve the quality of my work and are my work of superior quality?

NERVE

NERVE

Do I have the nerve to overcome challenges and love what I do?

Travel with Purpose

Treadright Foundation

Launched in 2020, How We Tread Right (HWTR) is Eastgate’s five-year sustainability strategy. It is the sustainability blueprint for us and our sister brands under our parent company The Travel Corporation (TTC).

Our strategy consists of 11 sustainability goals anchored to the United Nations’ Global Goals , which guide the way we are addressing climate change, sustainable food production, waste reduction, travel experiences, diversity and inclusion, and wildlife: the six main issues that we are currently focused on as a business.

Learn more about how choosing Eastgate Safaris & Transfers means choosing a travel company that puts sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

To learn more about progress we are making against these goals, view our Impact Report here.

Make Travel Matter®
The Travel Corporation, Treadright Foundation

This is our ethos. We recognize our responsibility to leave a positive impact on the planet we call home, the people we visit, and the wildlife we find there. We manage our impact in two ways; as a business through our sustainability goals, detailed in How We Tread Right, and through our TreadRight Foundation.

Our efforts to MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® focus on:

Planet – Protecting our landscapes and natural resources through conservation and sustainable practices.
People – Ensuring that the true economic benefit of tourism is felt by local communities.
Wildlife – Protecting our world’s wildlife and advocating for ethical wildlife experiences.

Eastgate Safaris & Transfers Dedicated Team

In the office behind the computer screens

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Leicha Ehlers

Leicha Ehlers

SENIOR CONSULTANT
(since April 2018)

She’s a book lover and enjoys reading, studying when she can, and enjoys taking long bush walks or just having a blast in the kitchen baking. She loves spending time with her kids at home. Leicha thrives on challenges while at work and takes pride in her ability to work fast and efficiently under pressure.

Kholo Sekome

Kholo Sekome

RESERVATIONIST
(since November 2022)

Kholo loves spending time with the kids, having fun watching TV, or engaging in community work. She works hard to ensure her work is of high value and has an ongoing desire to explore the tourism industry more. She quickly learned the tricks of the trade and would love to assist you with your next holiday transfer requirements in our region.

Amerco Valoyi

Amerco Valoyi

OPERATIONS MANAGER
(since 2016)

He loves spending time with his family at home and doing general work around his home in his spare time. Get a go-getter, confident, outgoing, and have a passion for life. He lives by the motto that doing anything with meaning or learning something new is the best part of living. He keeps on equipping himself by studying further.

Thomas Letsoalo

Thomas Letsoalo

OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
(since 2022)

Thomas is a detail-oriented person always working towards attaining positive results, he is an avid team player and believes in hard work and effective time management. He is also a big sports supporter and enjoys creative projects.

Thabiso Mahashe

Thabiso Mahashe

OFFICE ASSISTANT
~ based in the Hazyview satellite office
(since June 2017)

As his home is in Phalaborwa, he loves spending weekends with his family. He is responsible for looking after our vehicles in Hazyview and assisting the drivers and guides when necessary. His work is his pride and he always tries to be ahead of possible issues that can arise.

Eastgate Safaris & Transfers

Sparkle Team

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Jackson Morema

Jackson Morema

With his big smile and recognisable laughter echoing everywhere, Jackson is the leader of the Sparkle Team. He loves to fix things and spend time at home with his family. He ensures our vehicles, together with Patrick, are always sparkling clean and ready for the next transfer.

Patric Mafathlane

Patric Mafathlane

He is our newest team member and became immediately part of our team. Although he seems on the quieter side, he will surprise you with his friendly and good nature and willingness to assist wherever he can. He works closely with Jackson and together they make a ‘mean team’.

Almina Makhubela

Almina Makhubela

The office’s ‘Fairy Godmother’ ensures we all stay safe and healthy in a clean office environment. Always have a friendly smile while chasing you away from your table or office to clean. She enjoys spending time at home and taking care of the family. When she gets time, she loves spending time looking after her garden.

Eastgate Safaris & Transfers

Our Drivers and Guides

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Eastgate Safaris & Transfers value each experienced, fully qualified driver and guide. As our guide/drivers all reside in local villages around Hoedspruit as well as Hazyview, they do have ample and widely spread knowledge regarding our region and its diverse cultures. They will be more than happy to share this information with you, our valued guests.

Your driver/guide will meet you at the arrival hall at the airport of your choice with a welcome board with your name on it, assist with your luggage, and escort you to your transfer vehicle. Soon you’ll be sitting back enjoying the ride while your driver navigates the way to your lodge or other destination.

All our drivers and guides adhere to a strict Code of Conduct. Each one of them is in possession of a Professional Driving Permit (PDP). They are all extremely friendly, and knowledgeable and enjoy sharing information with our guests as requested.

All our guides are experienced guides and well-trained. They all have a Theta Nature Site Guide qualification, a Cultural Guide Qualification as well as a valid First Aid Certificate.

Ally Thobela

Ally Thobela

Guide/Driver

Arnold Mathebula

Arnold Mathebula

Guide/Driver

Chris Letebele

Chris Letebele

Guide/Driver

Clifford Masete

Clifford Masete

Guide/Driver

Cliford Nkuna

Cliford Nkuna

Guide/Driver

Curtis Mthethwa

Curtis Mthethwa

Guide/Driver

Fickson Ndlovu

Fickson Ndlovu

Guide/Driver

Happy Mangena

Happy Mangena

Guide/Driver

Herbert Dube

Herbert Dube

Guide/Driver

Innocent Madibe

Innocent Madibe

Guide/Driver

Jeffrey Tshabangu

Jeffrey Tshabangu

Guide/Driver

Lawrence Gumede

Lawrence Gumede

Guide/Driver

Livand Mzimba

Livand Mzimba

Guide/Driver

Lucky Kgoloane

Lucky Kgoloane

Guide/Driver

Nehemia Mkhabela

Nehemia Mkhabela

Guide/Driver

Remember Mabuza

Remember Mabuza

Guide/Driver

Reply Mdluli

Reply Mdluli

Guide/Driver

Sandry Sibashi

Sandry Sibashi

Guide/Driver

Standford Mathebula

Standford Mathebula

Guide/Driver