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What is the difference between Transfers and Chauffeur Drive?

Drive South Africa’s transfer and chauffeur drive provide distinctly different services in two respects, these are the flexibility of the service and the manner in which they are charged.

Both services provide a licensed driver and a hire car to meet your requirements. Your licensed and trained driver is equipped with detailed local knowledge to ensure you have a seamless journey, and is able to assist you with any luggage or baggage you carry in a door-to-door service. Drive South Africa’s transfer and chauffeur service are both backed by Drive South Africa’s commitment to unwavering excellence and customer service, you can relax knowing your driver will provide a punctual and efficient transport service.

Transfer Drive

A transfer drive is a point-to-point journey between a starting point and a destination, without any stops or detours en route. Transfers are often used as an alternative to taxis when commuting between accommodation and airports, as they offer a dedicated airport transfer service at a reasonable price. Although commonly associated with journeying to an airport, transfer services are available as a means of commute between any two points in a town or city. A transfer service is charged by the journey or distance covered.  Read more about our Drive South Africa Transfer Service.

Chauffeur Drive

A chauffeur drive is a far more flexible service allowing multiple stops and is charged by the hour. By engaging a chauffeur drive you are able to dictate your route, including collection points and destinations for the time you hire the chauffeur service. This form of transport is often favoured by business traveller s due to the absolute flexibility it offers. Meetings, conferences or client visits are often subject to indefinite time frames, a chauffeur drive allows you to alter or amend your schedule according to demands as they arise. Read more about Drive South Africa Chauffeur Hire.

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18 Responses on this page.Add your own

  1. Gravatar Janet APPIAH says:

    please I want car rent with drive.
    I will spend 20 days in south Africa
    every day,the driver will take me in the morning 8:30 from morning star express hotel which is 327 visagie st,pretoria and drop me 303 pretoria avenue where pastor crist making crusade
    and evening time 4:30pm the drive will send me back to my hotel
    this is the date, from 22/03/2012 up to 10/04/2012 so if you offer me send me the price and let me pay for it.

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  2. Gravatar rekha sahu says:

    I want to hire a car with the driver for 5 days for pick up-drop to jo-burg airport and city tour at jo- burg and sun city. dates are as below:
    -arriving O R Tambo International Airport on 17th aug 11 am
    -moving to sun city on 19th aug starting 11am and
    -reach back to O R Tambo International Airport at 12pm on 21st Aug.

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  3. Gravatar Nkulueko Ngula says:

    i want to join you be a Chauffeur Drive for my life

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  4. Gravatar Make up your mind says:

    I want to enquire about a driver for saturday

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  5. Gravatar dalene-ingham-brown says:

    Hi ‘Make up your mind’

    I have forwarded your query to one of our consultants.


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  6. Gravatar Martine Barclay says:

    Hi I need a chaffeur and bus to drive 16 people from DRB to Pietermarizburg ( Overnighting in Pietermarizburg or Ladysmith) and back to DRB. Dates are from 16th to 17th April 2013. Please provide me with comparative quotes.

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  7. Gravatar Bianca van der Bergh says:

    Hi Martine
    I have forwarded your query to one of our consultants who will be in contact with you shortly.
    Have a great day.

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  13. Gravatar Andrew Mentoor says:

    Hi I require a chauffer and a luxury car for the 24th of July for a ,matric it possible for someone to assist me with hiring it?

    Thank you

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    1. Gravatar Asanda says:

      Hello Andrew

      Thank you for your enquiry. Please tell me, where will you picking this vehicle up? We need this info to be able to put a quote together for you.


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  14. Gravatar Abdulkareem abdulkader says:

    Hello there… I would like your services at Cape Town.. 20 of Sept Airport shuttle only then from 21st to 26th 12 hours aday chauffeur servises at Cape Town .. then at 27th another Airport shuttle only .. number of 4 adults and 1 13 months infant .. what will be the price of that ?

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  15. Gravatar Raquel Manarte says:

    I’m looking for a car with driver for 22.Oct until 24.Oct
    George City
    Pick up at airport

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    1. Gravatar Ellena says:

      Dear Raquel

      Thank you very much for your enquiry.  Unfortunately we do not offer chauffeur services in George.  This service is only offered in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

      Kind regards


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  16. Gravatar ivan says:

    Good evening
    We are a group of 14 adult friends who would like to visit South Africa and ask you whether you can hire a
    minibus with a driver who accompanies us on a visit to Cape Town in the days 9/10/11 in August and accompanies us in
    Port Elizabet days 12/13 August doing the Garden Route road.
    Waiting for answers and possible offer,
    Greetings from
    Tondelli Ivan

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