2015 Sardine Run

Join Dive The Big 5 during June & July in Port St Johns, South Africa on the annual Sardine Run.


An experience of a lifetime!




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garyplayerInitially, the core business of Dive The Big 5 was that of a South African based incoming tour operator specialising in scuba diving safaris which we married to a wildlife safari - www.divethebig5.com.  

The secondary business - Transfers and Tours - has since grown to equal that of the incoming scuba diving and safari division.  This business focusses on providing transfers from the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA), Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit (HDS) and Skukuza Airport (SKZ)  to the various lodges and hotels in the Lowveld, and from Johannesburg and Pretoria to the various destinations in the Lowveld. We also run day trips from the various hotels, B&B’s and lodges to the Panorama Route, Swaziland, Maputo and other tourist attractions in the area.

These land based activities has resulted in the formation of Drive The Big 5 which focuses on all the land based activities of the patent company, Dive The Big 5. Since Dive The Big 5’s inception in 1996, we have build up a fleet consisting mainly of 13 seater Toyota Quantum’s, and 7 seater Hyundai H1’s. All top of the range current models and all fully air-conditioned. All vehicles conform to the road transportation act governing fare-paying passengers in that they each have a COF’s (Certificate of Fitness) and all our driver/guides are in possession of a valid PDP (Public Drivers Permit).  

Gary KirstenAs members of SATSA (Membership # 696), Dive The Big 5/Drive The Big 5 conforms to SATSA’s code of conduct and all our vehicles are insured so that your clients are covered by a R20 million passenger liability insurance in the unlikely event of an accident. 

We currently handle all Londolozi, Sabi Sabi’s, MalaMalas’s and Rhino Post & Plains Camps KMIA – lodge transfers exclusively. We are also one of the  preferred transfer companies to Notten’s Bush Camp - so we come well recommended. In addition, we also handle all Leopard Creeks transfers and have transferred the likes of Gary Player, The Rupert Family, Jack Nicklaus, Garry Kirsten, Pieter de Villiers, F W de Klerk, Prof Tim Nokes, the King and Queen of Nepal, and many other high profile celebs who requested to remain anonymous. So we know how to handle VIP’s! You  are most welcome to phone any of the above-mentioned lodges to get a reference  from them as to our professionalism, respect for time and condition of our vehicles.

We look forward to transporting you and your clients!

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Swiss Honeymoon Couple, Lucas and Jennifer Schlaefli, enjoy a Diving AND Safari tour with Drive the Big 5.

Read what they had to say.

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Latest Testimonial

Hi Alicia, Tim and all

Thanks so much for delivering all our transfers. We wanted to let you know that Derick was a delight throughout, always cheerful, arriving with plenty of time in hand ( particularly reassuring when we were meeting a plane) and a careful safe driver.

I would not hesitate in using your company again.

Big thanks,
Paula Matthews