What is a party bus?

Party buses come in all shapes and sizes. Some are colourful and ideal for a booze cruise out in the country. Others are more bling, blacked-out and resemble something from a music video. There are many reasons to hire one of these beauties – from a rugby game pick-up and drop-off service, to bachelor’s parties and birthdays. Anyone can think of a reason to party on a bus with friends. Below are a few services that you may want to consider when hiring a party bus.


Don’t be fooled by the name, Partyboat hires out buses as well as boats on at Hartebeespoort Dam (a good idea if you want something more tranquil). Partyboat offers two different services to meet your needs. The first is a truck which is converted to offer the ultimate party experience, with top-class trimmings, a bar and luxurious interior. This is the bus you want to hire if you are organising a big-budget corporate cruise. They call this the ‘Horse and Trailer’. This option will set you back R9,500 for an eight-hour cruise within the JHB/Pretoria area.

Another option from Partyboat is a ‘Booze Cruiser’ they call the ‘Purple Party Bus’. This beast can hold 60 people per trip and is a basic, more rugged service particularly designed with one thing in mind – Party! The Double Decker will cost you R11,500 for an eight-hour cruise. While, it costs more than the luxury cruise, it holds double the amount of people. Please note that the Double Decker doesn’t feature a fully stocked cash bar like the ‘Horse and Trailer’ does, you have to bring your own cooler boxes. But, then again, this does help make the trip come in under budget.

Details: [email protected]

Party bus

Funky Rides

Funky Rides is a reputable limousine and party bus hire company based in Roodepoort. Their fleet includes a Hummer H3 Limo, a Chrysler Grand Voyager limo and a VW Beetle party limousine! The "Beetle Bug Limo" seats 8 passengers comfortably. Get the party started with the state of the art entertainment system, which includes neon and laser lighting. If you are looking for something a little more spacious, go for the Hummer H3 limo option. This beast features double gull wing doors, with 12 seats and huge entertainment value. This vehicle is the only one of its kind in South Africa, so you know you are getting something really special here.

For a quote on either the Beetle Bug Limo or the Hummer H3, visit Funky Rides' website.

Details: 082 442 0750 / 082 334 0865 | [email protected]

Beetle Bug

Limo Party Bus JHB

One of the most well known party bus and limousine hire companies in Joburg is Limo Party Bus. Based in Germiston, they have a wide variety of vehicles to choose from for your next big night out. Take your pick from limo party buses, stretch limos and chauffeured sedans. They even have themed party buses, including a 30 seater single decker Moulin Rogue Bus. Complete with glamorous stage lighting and burlesque diner decor, this bus is perfect for Bachelorette parties, birthdays or dress-up shindigs.

Visit Limo Party Bus' website to inquire about hire prices.

Details: 087 550 4995 | [email protected]

Limo Party Bus

Whichever party bus you choose, it can only end in fun. So, get cracking on finding an excuse to book one soon!