Lelapa Travel and Transfers is a newly established tourism passenger transport company based in Rustenburg. They officially started operating in January 2017 but according to Anzelle they have been working on the concept since 2016.
This wholesome family business consists of four experienced directors and employees; Anzelle Vorstman and Sean Nortje (who are engaged) and Anzelle’s parents, Bertus and Catherine Nortje. Their very original logo, however, depicts the fifth and most important member of their family, the Heavenly Father. “All our blessings come from our Lord and we instantly knew we had to make Him the center of our business,” Sean explains. It is not surprising that their name (Lelapa) also means family in Tswana.
Their logo symbolizes everything this close-knit family and their brand new business stands for, therefore it is firmly planted on top of their slogan “Let us do the driving”, indicating that the business is built with the Lord as its foundation.
The need for Lelapa was identified by Sean and Anzelle, who attended a packaging workshop for RATA (Rustenburg Adventure, Tourism and Accommodation) members in 2016. “We experienced a sudden and striking realization,” Sean says excitedly, “that this was the answer to all our prayers”. The biggest obsticle was “how”? In desperate need for capital investments and assets, they partnered with their parents, which was the main drive for relating the business to family.
“As a family and co-directors of Lelapa, we have 48 years combined experience in different industries, which is a perfect combination to serve as the backbone for our professional transfer service,” Anzelle explains. Their combined experience includes : 20 years in the Health and Safety industry combined with management; 15 years in IT (management, software, and hardware); 10 years of Personal Assistance; 10 years in Property Management and Finance; 2 years Sales and Marketing experience and 3 years in Tourism Management. The team’s qualifications include a B.Com in Safety Management, B.Com Hons. Tourism Management as well as various achievements in IT and Sales.
“We are proud to have the Young Meetings Professional and Future Leader as the Co-Founder and Manager of Lelapa Travel and Transfers,” Sean lets us know. Anzelle won the IMEX-MPI- MCI Future Leaders Forum, International University Challenge in 2015 and was awarded the Rising Star Award at the second annual Meetings Magazine, Women in MICE celebration. This is a celebration of the notable woman from across the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry, whose accomplishments are celebrated at this annual prestigious event.
The new business is doing very well. increasing unexpectedly. “We are so blessed,” Catherine informs us. She adds that Lelapa was so honored to be the preferred transport provider to the Sunrise to Sunset 100km Women’s Walk. It is such a privilege to be associated with RATA and Lelapa wants to thank you Alna, San-Marie, Margie, Jeandre, Millicent and Marnice.
Lelapa was privileged to be invited by SATSA and was sponsored by SA Tourism to attend Indaba 2017, in Durban, as a Hosted Buyer. “The opportunities are endless, with networking worth its weight in gold and the future promises only the best,” says Sean.
Lelapa Travel and Transfers provides exclusive, custom-made transfer services for leisure or business related needs to suit any individual. Our goal is to provide reliable, trustworthy and cost-effective transport services in and around Rustenburg for all residents, tourists, travelers, and excursionists. With passion and determination, we strive to make all transport arrangements easy, accessible and stress-free.
According to Bertus: “Lelapa’s goal with their package deals is to enhance the experience of visitors to the North West Province’s iconic tourism attractions by making it easily accessible. In collaboration with RATA Members we want to promote North West Tourism and Rustenburg Tourism by encouraging RATA Members’ guests or visitors to partake in these package deals.”
“We believe by providing reliable, trustworthy and cost-effective transport services; we will not only promote our own business but can add value to RATA Members’ products and services as well” Anzelle ends off. “We, as a family, love to travel and always take the scenic route! Life is a journey. Let us add experience to your journey. LET US DO THE DRIVING
We love Lelapa Travel and Transfers, as they are the new, reliable transport company in Rustenburg that will WOW your socks off!
Watch this space!