South African Artists

Herman Holtzhausen S. African Independent Superstar

HermanHoltzhausenSaamMetJou750Herman Holtzhausen South African Superstar

When South Africans  reminisce About The Transkaroo Herman Holtzhausen’s Name Always Pops Up

Wildhorse Entertainment is extremely proud to have one of Herman’s songs featured here on Independent Superstars.

Herman Holtzhausen

Herman Holtzhausen

As you all know Herman Holtzhausen is a Legend in the Afrikaans music industry and has had many Top 10 hits on radio stations worldwide over the past 40 years. Herman is best known for his Million selling single  “Transkaroo” which he not only wrote but sang all the way to the Top of the Springbok radio charts. It is also to be noted that Transkaroo was the last Afrikaans song to feature on the Springbok Top 20,  once the official South African Top 20 chart show.

Herman second from left

Herman second from left

Herman is an accomplished Guitarist and has played in many bands during his youth as a guitarist and backup vocalist with his brother Johnny on lead vocals. Their first group entered an Official Battle of the Bands competition and at the time came second nationwide. If that was today it would have been compared to the very successful “Idols”. Later Herman and his brother changed their band’s name to Kings Country Rock Band and were soon signed by EMI with whom they had a Top 20 South African hit, “Sunrise”. It was about this time that Herman took his Songwriting very serious and had a few of his songs recorded by dozens of major SA artists. Eventually EMI realized that Herman was more than just a songwriter and added recording to his existing contract. Within a few months Herman was the biggest name on the South African music scene with hits like “Transkaroo”and Huise Van Glas to mention but  a few.

The Million Seller LP/CD Transkaroo

The Million Seller LP/CD Transkaroo

Herman’s biggest hit ever has been “Transkaroo” and believe it or not it has been said that over a 1000 artists have covered that song over the last 30 years. It seems that every new SA artist adds, “Transkaroo” to their lineup at one time or another. Herman has recorded with South Africa’s biggest superstar, “Steve Hofmeyr” and South Africa’s biggest female superstar, has recorded one of his biggest hits,”Huise Van Glas”.

Now what more can we say about Herman, he has been on numerous TV shows, on the radio, his Hit, “Transkaroo” was made into a TV series, titled, “Transkaroo”. Herman is a household name in South Africa and a true South African legend who will always be remembered as, Mr Trankaroo. Herman has allowed us to feature one of his songs here for free download to Disc Jockeys and Radio Stations worldwide and we are hoping that your downloads will put Herman back on the Top of the charts again very soon.

Herman’s song, “Same Met Jou” is made available for radio stations and DJ’s worldwide to download for possible addition to their Radio playlists  If you have downloaded Herman’s hit song please let us know or add a comment below for Herman to read as your support is so necessary and so welcome by all at Wildhorse Entertainment and most of all by Herman Holtzhausen a true Living Legend..Now To Airplay

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To read more about Herman Holtzhausen click on the Radio Airplay banner above, to go to his download page on South African Independent Superstars once there you can download his latest Single for Radio airplay and be sure to leave Herman a comment before you leave with his new hit song, “Saam Met Jou” You can also listen to Wildhorse Entertainments Promotional radio, “Radio Sprinkaan” which has been created for the sole purpose of promoting the Independent Superstars who are featured on Wildhorse Entertainment.

All songs available by Herman Holtzhausen airing on our Artists Promotions Radio internet station and for DJ download on Wildhorse Entertainment is authorized by our Superstar Herman Holtzhausen.

Herman’s downloads are not for resale but for promotional purposes only, thank you.

– Frans Maritz WHISNews21


9 thoughts on “Herman Holtzhausen S. African Independent Superstar

  1. Frans forgot to mention that he was also in Kings Country Rock Band with Herman and Johnny


    Posted by Edwin Oliphant | July 24, 2018, 9:36 am
  2. For some reason I cannot find the “read more about Herman Holtzhausen click on the Radio Airplay banner above” section – PLEASE HELP!!

    What happened to Herman??? Where is he today???
    This page is the ONLY information on Herman that I could find on the internet.


    Posted by Judith | May 11, 2018, 10:12 am
  3. I sing and play guitar still. Transkaroo my favourite. Thank you Herman for BEAUTIFUL music


    Posted by Riana | April 15, 2018, 11:14 pm
  4. I remember my nights in 1978 singing with Herman .. Johnny .. Steve and Les at the Europa Hotel by Night in Hillbrow.. Riana


    Posted by Riana | April 15, 2018, 11:06 pm
    • Riana do you have any old pictures at the Europa we would love to see them as we never took many those days. Thanks


      Posted by WHISNews21 | April 16, 2018, 3:53 am
      • No .. Im so sorry .. Not a single picture .. I wish we had todays technology then .. Do you still remember me .. You had a girl who sang with you before me .. Her name was Joze .. Then i started to sing with you .. Blue Bayou was a favourite every Friday and Saturday night .. In that same year i remembered Johnny went in for a tonsil operation .. I was 18 .. I worked in the Army that time in Pretoria and travelled weekends to sing. Good old days !!!


        Posted by Riana | April 16, 2018, 12:09 pm
    • I was also there, every Fri and Sat. With Allan, Andre, Dirk, Wouter etc


      Posted by Edwin Oliphant | July 24, 2018, 9:39 am
  5. If there is two old songs that I love from all the clasics, its transkaroo and sproetjies, When ever I hear these two songs I sing a long. Thank you for one of the best ( to me it is the best). Thank you once again.


    Posted by Pieter | July 27, 2017, 4:44 pm

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