Jua Safaris & Tours was founded in 2013. Our Operational Director, Johan de Bruin, has 14 years experience as manager in the travel and tourism industry. The company he worked for as operational manager was sold in 2012, which led to all existing staff members being retrenched. We decided to turn this negative into a positive through combining our passion for the travel and tourism industry with our knowledge and expertise in the business world and start our own Company, JUA Safaris & Tours. Estelle Swanepoel joined as financial director, with 20 years experience in accounting and Juane de Jong as Managerial Director, with formal qualification in Human Resource Management.


South Africa is known for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets. We decided on the name “JUA”, which means sunrise in Swahili, an African language. It reminds us that with every sunrise, comes a new day, with new opportunities, that ought not to be wasted. Therefore, we will work from dusk till dawn to deliver a high quality of service to our clients. Jua Safaris & Tours’ operations, consists of two main activities.


Firstly, a bus rental/shuttle/transfer services for tourists or local trips, such as schools or businesses. We specialise in trips from Johannesburg/Pretoria to anywhere in South Africa or neighbouring countries and back. We also do airport transfers from OR Tambo, Lanseria, Rand Airport and Gautrain Transfers. Secondly, we specialise in custom designed tours for travelling groups. The client decides on various destinations, anywhere in South Africa or neighbouring countries and the duration of the tour. We will then plan and organise a custom designed tour that meets your requirements, ensuring the client enjoys the full “African Experience”.


We strive to satisfy our clients through delivering a service that aims to meet all the clients’ expectations in terms of transportation, safety, luxury and quality of service provided. To add a personal touch to our service, we as directors of Jua Safaris &Tours strive to be personally involved, wherever possible, in the meet and greet of our visitors at the airport. At least one of Jua Safaris & Tours’ directors will personally accompany the group in transit and during tours.