Welcome to Aardwolf Tours & Safaris
Aardwolf Travel is a Cape Town based tour operation which offers a kaleidoscope of driving and guiding services.
Meet Dave …
Dave Wolfaardt IS Aardwolf Travel …
Today, Dave is a freelance guide, driver-guide and chauffeur. You can hire him - with or without his own vehicles - to conduct your tours and trails.
Dave was born in Cape Town and grew up in the Southern Suburbs of the Mother City. He spent seven years at St. George’s Grammar School and matriculated in 1976. He survived military training, technical school, telecomm and electrical construction, luggage retail and 14 years as an analyst programmer.
Way back in 1999, Dave started South Africa’s longest lasting designated driver service, “The Chauffeur”, while he was still an I.T. professional.
In 2002, Dave left the corporate world (and his weekly “World Music” midnight slot on Fine Music Radio) for a full-time career in tourism. Since then, he has qualified not only as a culture guide, but as a field guide too!
Other training includes “Advanced Mountain Walking” leadership training at both the Cape Town School of Mountaineering (CTSM) and the Mountain Club of South Africa (MCSA). Added, to that, Dave has enjoyed two intensive courses at the Cape Wine Academy.
All this training combined with Dave’s personal interests makes him a sought-after guide and the ideal person to arrange and conduct your guided experience.
a.k.a. “The Chauffeur” …
“The Chauffeur” was launched as a designated driver (DD) service to address the problem of drinking and driving in South Africa … “You Drink? We Drive! Your car, ours or rented.”
The DD concept is simply a one-way transfer in your own car:
Step 1: Call Dave; Make an appointment – give him a date, time, place, your name and number; Pay upfront online.
Step 2: On the appointed date and time, a professionally licensed driver will meet you at the nominated place.
Step 3: Your chauffeur will drive you home safely and legally in your own car.
Step 4: If you haven’t already paid online beforehand, a COD payment is a little extra. Your chauffeur will be collected once you and your car are home safely.
Although other DD operators have sprung up since, The Chauffeur remains perhaps the ONLY such service in South Africa to use only properly licensed PrDP drivers. The law AND your insurers require any person “driving for gain” to have a valid PrDP (professional driving permit) … no matter what unqualified drivers may tell you.
“Aardwolf Chauffeur-Drive” offers:
- “Point to Point” Transfers
- Airport “meet-and-greet” services (paging board, etc)
- “Skydive Cape Town” drop-zone transfers from only R250 pps return
- Dinner Transfers
- Corporate and Private Shuttles
- Designated Drivers
- Chauffeur-drive services
- Limousine and Rolls Royce arrangements
Aardwolf Touring …
Relaxed tours around the Western Cape; Easy walks amongst pristine Cape mountain fynbos …
Dave Wolfaardt, the man behind Aardwolf Travel, is a qualified and experienced culture guide, a trained field guide, keen hiker, music lover and a recent student at the Cape Wine Academy. Wouldn’t YOU prefer someone with Dave’s training and experience to arrange YOUR holiday in and around Cape Town?
Aardwolf Touring offers customised, personalised, and competitively priced:
- Half-day tours – Cape Peninsula, City and surrounds, Winelands
- Easy short walks and hikes for any age – Table Mountain
- Full day tours – Cape Winelands, Peninsula, West Coast, Overberg, Game Farms, etc
- Easy full day hikes in the Cape mountains – Mountain walks, River walks, Beach walks
- Overnight safaris – Garden Route, West Coast, etc
- Multi-day mountain, wilderness and nature trails – depending on availability
- Weekend Getaways – Sutherland stargazing, Hot Springs in winter, Cederberg hiking, etc
Although the focus is on small groups in a family-sized van, other options are quite negotiable. Dave will conduct your tour personally whenever he can. If you want him specifically, please BOOK EARLY!