The Baz Bus Team



It started with Barry Zeidel’s vision of creating a backpacker transport network where international backpackers could travel safely within South Africa…with one bus and 1 telephone.


Baz Bus was born from his passionate interest in pursuing a Hop- on Hop – off Door- to- Door backpacker service across South Africa. Baz Bus is now the largest backpacker transport network in South Africa with a route that extends from Cape Town to Johannesburg with stops along the coast…and many more buses.




Our drivers play an important role as they are the “driving” force and the “face” of Baz Bus. Our drivers make passengers feel comfortable and offer information along the route. Their main focus is to ensure that passengers are picked up and dropped off directly at the door of the hostel in the cities along our route.


We would like to introduce the crew who will “Buzz” you around South Africa!!!



Our Head office is located at 32 Burg Street in Cape Town and is also where you can visit us to buy a ticket or simply pop in and enjoy a cup of coffee while using our Free Internet services.


We have a team “A…buzz” behind the scenes!!! These are the managers, call centre consultants and sales representatives who keep the “Wheels Moving”.


Some of these dedicated staff members have been with the company over 10 years and have been part of the exciting expansion of the company.


Roy Rambajan is our Transport Manager and has been running the Durban depot since he started at the company in 1998.


Sakhile Fakazi is another long serving employee in the Durban region who also started as a driver in 1998 and is now Assistant Depot Manager.


Sharonique Beukes, our General Manager, has been with the company since September 1999 as an Information Centre Consultant. She currently oversees bus operations, human resources and the general office.


Darren Kennedy is our Accounts Manager and runs the account department. He is also one of our long servicing employees and joined the company in 2001.


Janine Carelse, our Office Manager, joined the company in 2003 as night staff and is now responsible for the call centre consultants and drivers.


Cecilia De Freitas is our Marketing Manager and became part of the Baz Bus family in 2007. She joined as our Sales Representative for the Cape Town and Garden Route region.


Taliep Pietersen is our Cape Town Depot Manager and joined Baz Bus in 2008 as our Cape Point day tour driver.


Other staff members who have been with Baz Bus for over 10 years are Rene France who works in accounts and is our Credit Controller and Dalene Botha who is our Internet Consultant.


We hope you enjoyed meeting everyone and remember when you are in South Africa to choose Baz Bus to “Buzz” from city to city!!!