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...Driving with Dignity

The Chauffeur is a Cape Town based service that offers a variety of chauffeured options …

This page introduces our principal staff members and summarises their contribution to clients’ needs. When you deal with us, you may already know a little about us …


DAVE WOLFAARDT ~ Director, Chauffeur

Born in Cape Town in May 1959, Dave displays true Taurean determination when it comes to humanitarian projects.

Concerned about the social implications, the dangers and the high incidences of drinking and driving in South Africa, Dave founded “The Chauffeur” in 1999 to address this issue while still working as a database administrator!

Dave personally interviewed and recruited chauffeurs in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Although the need for a designated driver service in South Africa is obvious, the support was (and still is!) sadly lacking. The “designated driver” service has since been withdrawn from Durban and Johannesburg through lack of support. Nevertheless, Dave has persevered and now arranges dinner transfers, airport transfers, chauffeur-driven day-trips and evening chauffeurs for matric dances and boys’ nights “out-on-the-town” quite successfully in Cape Town, and sometimes in Johannesburg too.

Dave is a member of “Drive Alive” (Moira Winslow’s campaign for promoting road safety) and Peninsula Tourism. He has recently done a tourist-guiding course under Michele Gavron, one of the country’s leading trainers and assessors.

The Chauffeur’s new division, Earth Ventures, caters for a less formal service and draws on Dave’s passion for hiking, mountaineering, nature and holistic healing.

Even though “Earth Ventures” demands a lot of Dave’s time and attention, he has never forgotten his social commitment of fulfilling the basic need for a dignified alternative to drinking and driving … The Chauffeur lives on – and drives – for you …

KEN CAMPBELL ~ Senior Guide, Chauffeur

Ken’s experience as a chauffeur in Cape Town has given him the opportunity to meet some very important people including the high commissioner of Singapore and top executives from around the world.

Ken became a qualified tour guide several years back and has a special knack of making his passengers feel quite at ease within the first few moments of meeting. Despite his protests, Ken is an excellent and most patient chauffeur with a high degree of professionalism.

DAVE HICKS ~ Chauffeur.

David Hicks is a well-traveled, retired schoolmaster. He is also a volunteer classical presenter on Fine Music Radio. He spends his spare time travelling the world. Also being a rail enthusiast, it is not surprising that he has ridden the Trans-Siberian Express.

David procured his professional driving permit so that he could meet equally interesting people and share some of his travel stories. He is a thorough gentleman and has absolute integrity.


Martin is a loving father of four, a respected church member and trustworthy chauffeur. He has organised and led several mountain walks for young people and has been a member of the MCSA for several years.

Martin’s forte is long-distance driving. He drives anything from his VW Combi to huge trucks. Lately, he has done several trips to and from the Orange River and Namibia. However, Martin will also gladly drive you to the airport, or for the whole week.

PATRIC DANIELS ~ Sprinter Driver

Patrick owns his own Sprinter and trailer and is only too willing to oblige. His patience and good nature has earned him the respect from coach loads of schoolchildren to bevies of ladies out on hen’s nights …



Mike has been driving for The Chauffeur since 2000. He lives in Weltevreden Park. When he is not entertaining his grandchildren, he drives people to and from Johannesburg airport or around the country.

TOM DRAMAT ~ Guide, Chauffeur

Although Tom has his own touring company, he is only too happy to accept Earth Ventures appointments in Gauteng. Being a registered guide with “national” status, you will often find Tom doing tours in the Pilansberg area, Magaliesberg and the Kruger National Park.

All The Chauffeur’s staff are freelance and are contracted as and when required. All staff are well screened before being commissioned for service. They are carefully chosen according to their suitability for not only the job at hand, but according to our clients and their needs.

The Chauffeur is constantly on the lookout for dedicated and careful drivers with valid professional driving permits (PrDP) and a clean driving record … and preferably over 35.


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