our history


Johan Ferreira Sr. was born in 1934. After 18 years as a schoolteacher in Namibia, he decided in 1971 to start a passenger bus company with one bus only, and called the business “Central Bus Service”. Over a period of 5 years, the company expanded its business to 5 busses and also changed its name to “Windhoek Bus Service”.

In 1979, Mr Ferreira started a second passenger bus company in Cape Town, South Africa and called it “Intercape”. At first, the company operated a shuttle service between the Cape Town airport and the City Centre only.

In 1986, Intercape applied for and obtained intercity permits for the transport of passengers between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It was also in this year that Johann Ferreira Jr, joined his father at Intercape.

In 2008, Johann Ferreira Jr bought 100% of the shares of Intercape from the Ferreira family trust and took over the management of the company. Today, Johann, together with a handpicked team of highly skilled and dedicated professionals make it their mission to provide a safe, dependable and affordable road transport service to passengers throughout Southern Africa.


what we stand for


Intercape strives to improve the mobility of people across Southern Africa and to be their intercity transport operator of choice. As such, we are dedicated to delivering a safe, dependable and affordable road transport service to all people, irrespective of race, gender, age, religion or the like.

As a company however, we hold to, promote and conduct our business in accordance with the Christian faith and values. It is our firm belief that God’s purpose for our company is to be more than just a carrier of passengers. It is our joy and privilege to be a carrier of the good news that Jesus Christ saves, and to bring His hope to the nation and the continent.


To improve the mobility of people in Southern Africa and to provide an acceptable return on investment to its owners in order to build God´s Kingdom on earth.


To provide safe, dependable and affordable intercity road-passenger transport in Southern Africa by focusing our resources. We will meet the changing needs of our passengers with absolutes of integrity, efficiency and professionalism. We will grow the company through the grace and guidance of God, by our commitment to the advancement of our people and the Kingdom of God on earth, and by winning our laurels honourably through fair trading and exceptional effort.

Shareholders Vision

To spread the message of hope, repentance and restoration across the land and beyond, to give a perishing people in despair the good news of Jesus Christ and salvation through Him. 2 Chronicles 7:14. “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land”.

Intercape Vision

To maintain and grow Intercape as the intercity transport operator of choice in Southern Africa. Through profitable trading and acting as a change agent, INTERCAPE will strive to assist in the establishment of a stable, peaceful, democratic and law abiding society in which it could sustainability exist in the future.


Our vision shall be achieved through dedicated adherence to the following values:


We believe in growing and developing our product by offering an innovative and “can do” attitude without compromising quality.

Caring for people

Our passenger´s safety is of utmost importance to us. We take every possible precaution to ensure that we transport them safely and comfortably. We choose our products to enhance our passenger´s comfort and wellbeing.


We shall always show respect and be respectful. We shall treat and serve all with humbleness and dignity.

Safety and Dependability

We are totally committed to fulfilling the promises we make to our stakeholders. We can be relied upon to provide the agreed product and service on time and according to the highest standards on safety.


We are doing business by THE BOOK. Doing the right things for the right reasons will produce honourable results. Respect for self and for others cost nothing but if you lose it, it costs you everything.


Our business is about moving people by people. Teamwork and the coordination thereof is what make our business different from our competitors. There is no “I” in teamwork.