“We have some travel experts available and they can advise on the different destinations we have and finding the best kind of holiday.
“After choosing your trip, you’re able to make a deposit to secure your space and pay off the remainder of the amount in instalments,” explained Naicker.
The founder also added that monthly payments start from as little as R500 and that final documentation, which includes pickup points, an itinerary and all information about the trip, is sent out 45 days before departure. Additionally, a WhatsApp group is created closer to the trip date to ensure smooth communication.
“Our host or trip manager then takes over to ensure that travellers are well taken care of and that things such as pickup times are met. After the trip, we chat to the travellers and get feedback on their trip based on their experience.”
Some of the most popular local destinations for Roadtrippers include Cape Town and Mpumalanga, while Zanzibar and Mozambique are international favourites. In the next six months, Roadtrippers has a minimum of 2,000 people expected to travel to different destinations.
“Depending on the destination, we have cut-off numbers for each trip. For Zanzibar, we take 120 people. For Namibia we take 50, while Thailand, Bali and Brazil are all around 60. That’s how we manage the number of people per destination and plan ahead,” clarified Naicker.