Gugu Zulu’s family and friends gathered for his funeral service at the Rhema Bible Church in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Zulu died on Monday last week while trying to summit Mount Kilimanjaro.
He and his wife Letshego were part of this year’s Trek4Mandela expedition as part of an initiative to raise funds to buy sanitary towels for young girls who can’t afford to.
Zulu is said to have experienced breathing problems.
Earlier this week, he was honoured at a special memorial service at the Kyalami race track.
Gugu Zulu’s wife Letshego has paid tribute to him in a moving final farewell for the racing car driver in Johannesburg. She said: “I felt then and I still feel now that he is looking at me and saying: go get them tiger. I know public speaking was never really your thing. The only person that understands is you.”
Letshego says she will make sure their daughter Lelethu Naledi continues shining and lives up to the name they gave her.
In a letter she wrote, which was read by Sheila Akinnusi, Letshego said: “You were the most amazing father to our daughter. Her second name, Naledi meaning a star, is a name we found to be a perfect fit for her because she is indeed our star. She will keep shining brightly, my love, I will make sure of it.”