We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

Philadelphia, PA
Level Contributor
936 posts
1,058 reviews
Save Topic
transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

I'm helping a solo female with her travel arrangements from the Cape Town airport to Stellenbosch. She's arriving in the early evening. I see there are shuttle services that will take you from the airport, and that you can also call an Uber. Is one option safer than the other, and is there a material difference in cost? If a shuttle service is a good idea, which one would you recommend? Thanks.

13 replies to this topic
Cape Town Central...
Level Contributor
3,263 posts
79 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

You do have operators at the airport and then you also have Uber, but then you also have companies listed here on Tripadvisor that can arrange a private transfer. When the word private normally comes to mind, it already sounds expensive, but you do have private companies listed on here that can do the transfer at about the same rate as a regular taxi company. With the private transfer, you will be welcomed with a printed welcome board at the airport and be assisted by the driver to the vehicle and then be safely transported to your place of accommodation in Stellenbosch. You can browse around here on the listings and send out an enquiry and see what happens.

All the best!

Hank Daries - Owner - Ulungele Tours & Safaris

Leigh-on Sea...
Level Contributor
4,600 posts
6 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

ask her accommodation to organise transfer.

Tempe, Arizona
Destination Expert
for South Africa, Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Level Contributor
9,436 posts
65 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

Uber is an assortment of folks who drive their own cars and move people around, right?

I'd be more comfortable with that within the city.

For this transfer, I would rather see you use a private, well-known transfer specialist.

One I use regularly is John Farthing, and his partner. Each has a Mercedes sedan. but their rates are quite fair.. in other words, not Mercedes rates...

He is jonf@telkomsa.net

Dave Patterson - The Africa Safari

Edited: 26 February 2018, 00:44
Cape Town Central...
Level Contributor
1,229 posts
76 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

I agree with Dave and I second his endorsement of John.

5. Re: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This post was determined to be inappropriate by the TripAdvisor community and has been removed.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

Our staff may also remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Thanks for being a part of the TripAdvisor travel community!

Removed on: 17 May 2018, 02:05
 
Salt Lake City
Level Contributor
38 posts
Save Reply
6. Re: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

I also recommend John from kestrel chauffeur services.

I was a solo female traveler in January to cape town. His partner picked me up from the airport and safely dropped me off at my hotel.

Overall great experience and will use them again the next time I make it to beautiful cape town.

Philadelphia, PA
Level Contributor
936 posts
1,058 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

My friend decided to go with Uber. We priced out a few options and it was vastly cheaper with Uber than other transfer services. The fare was 300 rand.

New York City, New...
Level Contributor
2 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

hi there is shuttles you can use Backpacker Bus they are very well known in stellenbosch and cape town and the price is very reasonable

New York City, New...
Level Contributor
2 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

Backpacker Bus only charges R250 from Airport to Stellenbosch

Johannesburg, South...
1 post
Save Reply
10. Re: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?

Will be attending a Nurses Conference in Stellenbosch on the 31 October at Spier Hotel, for Registration. My accommodation is at Vredenheim from 31 October to 2 November.Kindly advise

Reply to: transfer to Stellenbosch from airport: Uber or shuttle?
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted