about thula seats

Thula Seats shuttle and private transfers in collaboration with Go Thula Tours & Transfers offers a daily return shuttle transfer service and private airport transfers between Nelspruit airport (KMIA), Hazyview and Hoedspruit, three of the main gateways to the Kruger National Park and surrounding Private Nature Reserves including Sabi Sands, Manyeleti, Kapama, Thornybush, Timbavati, Klaserie, Geurnsey and Balule, and to all the lodges in and around these reserves.

Thula Seats shuttle transfer use air-conditioned vehicles, operated by a local guide and drivers, an excellent way to kick start your African safari experience in the company with someone who knows the region intimately, as well as being rooted in the area like a giant baobab tree.

For guests flying into Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) near Nelspruit and Eastgate Airport near Hoedspruit, the Thula Seats daily shuttle transfer and Private transfer is an affordable, convenient and reliable way of getting to their safari lodges in the Hoedspruit region, and Private Game Reserves in and around Hoedspruit, Hazyview and Nelspruit including Balule, Timbavati, Thornybush, Kapama , Geurnsey and Klaserie Game Reserves and game lodges, or to Hazyview which is closest to the main Kruger National Park gate and Sabi Sand private game reserve and lodges.

Thula Seats shuttle transfer connects the major towns in the Greater Kruger National Park region namely Nelspruit, Hazyview and Hoedspruit. See the Thula Seats shuttle transfer map for more details and discover the convenience the shuttle transfer present to all lodges and their clients.

If the Thula Seats daily shuttle schedules between Nelspruit (KMIA) and Hoedspruit via Hazyview does not fit into your planned safari itinerary, you can book your own private transfer to fit into your personal schedule and discover the greater Kruger National Park in the comfort and company of Thula Seats private transfers.

We strive to adhere to the following values:

  • Wisdom: We have extensive knowledge and experience in our field
  • Excellence: We only provide a high quality service
  • Pride: We are proud of the service we deliver
  • Unity: We work together as a family, caring for each other
  • Reliability: You can rely on us to deliver on your specific needs

meet the team

Some info about the Thula Seats team

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Allan White

Qualified Guide and Driver

Allan lived in the southern parts of South Africa for many years and grew up with a great love for nature spending most of his time exploring it. He was a Boy Scout and member of of the Equestrian Center of the South African Army, doing border duty on horseback in Namibia. He worked as a technician for an engineering company in the fruit industry and this led to him being able to travel the country extensively. He studied to become qualified in Nature and Site Guiding to make his guiding passion a reality. His travels to Spain and New Zealand inspired him to travel through most of the Southern African countries. His passion lies in nature and this lead to wider specialisation in the history of the country, photography and bird watching. His philosophy is that you can never stop learning from nature.

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George Frederick Jones

Qualified Guide and Driver

Zimbabwean born, George has worked in various careers throughout his life, from the British South Africa Police to Forest Management, before he joined us at Thula Seats. He completed his Tour Guide Qualification with Enviro Africa Training and is qualified as a guide in the Mpumulanga region and in the Kruger National Park. He is a passionate traveler and over the years has covered most of the African continent as well as 8 other countries in Europe and the Far East. His thirst for travel is not yet quenched as he plans to tour parts of Norway and USA. His life philosophies are: “Helping others experience life in all its fullness.” and “Helping other enjoy Africa in all its diversity.”

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Ananda Schoeman

Administration & reservations

From early in her life Ananda had a keen interest in different cultures and languages. She studied Language at the University of Pretoria with Afrikaans and Northern Sotho as her main subjects. She lives in Pretoria and does freelance translation and administration work. She has a passion for travel and exploring the world. She has already visited more than 35 countries and as such understands the importance of a well organised holiday. Her favourite slogan is: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”.

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Colette Heymans

Administration & Reservations

Colette grew up, was married and lived in Pretoria where she graduated from UP. In 2005 she moved with her family to the Lowveld to work in tourism and have been doing so ever since. She has travelled to quite a few countries in Europe but especially enjoyed traveling to Namibia and recently Swaziland. She would love to return to Namibia one day but also hope to visit counties such as the USA, Canada and Scandinavia, looking for the elusive bubble net fishing and the Aurora Borealis. Morocco and Nepal is also way up there on her bucket list. The earth and what we do to it as people is a subject that lies very close to her heart: "I hope that we can all at some point stand together to build a greener, cleaner future for our children." UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not - The Lorax

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Godfrey Thulare

Qualified guide and driver

Godfrey Thulare, was born in Pretoria Hammanskraal and matriculated at Orhovelani High School Mpumalanga. He obtained a diploma in travel tourism, a Galileo computer reservations certificate, Tourist/ Nature guide certificate (THETA) & he received a competency certificate from Land Rover South Africa as being a professional driver transporting international and national tourist. Godfrey is a professional, registered tour guide. He would love to visit Europe but specifically France one day.

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Johan Heymans

Operations & Driver

Johan, is what my parents called me, as did every second parent in the early 70’s in South Africa! But, I believe I am different than all the rest, I am myself. I know what I like, and what I don’t, and often catch myself being a bit over enthusiastic, in that department. The bar I set for myself is high, almost impossible for others to understand, when they meet me. There is a standard on how things should be done, and anything below that is unacceptable. Do it (CORRECT) or leave it. I am well-travelled in South Africa, the African continent and Europe. Where ever we visit, I am constantly checking for new and innovative ideas, to be more efficient, and love to discover new places and their way of living. I have a passion for people, and love spending time with people from all corners of the globe. It is very interesting to compare ideas with everyone, as it is shaped by their cultures and sometimes the weather. I started my working career in the South African Airforce, where I loved what I was doing for 18 years. These years shaped and molded me into the person I am today. My move into the travel arena materialized in 2005, where I learned to swim under the expert guidance of Hans Gerrizen, and learned to sail the boat around the tourism seas. Thula Seats means QUIET seats, in one of our local South African languages, but clients are often advised that they received the wrong transfer driver, I love to interact.