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When you book with Madikela it's "Your" tour, Schantell and Rudolf will create the trip YOU want. Schantells behind the scenes organization of your vacation and Rudolfs delivery are both flawless. Rudolf's field knowledge is....... Incredible! and both their attention to detail is remarkable. If you want cultural experiences and memories to last a lifetime, endless photo opportunities to savour, and off the beaten track adventures - then book with Madikela. It is very obvious Madikela is passionate about what they do - everything is done with Pride. I look forward to my next opportunity to travel with them!
Christopher Ward, Ottawa, Canada

I booked a trip with Rudolf Badenhorst as my guide in both 2007 and 2008. Couldn't be happier with my choice, both trips were amazing! In 2007 we travelled from Johannesburg, through Botswana and Okavango, to end up in Zambia. It was an experience of Africa like no other, I have such good memories from this trip. Only 4 of us in the car, we had great days and experiences all the way. Thoughtfull details and planning made us feel most welcome and cared for. It felt like travelling with good friends.

I especially loved the camping, and campfires at night. I also very much appreciated the freedom we had as a small group; the possibility to stop whenever you want, change plans, buy more biltong, take photos, help goats in need.. Rudolf and our driver Johan made sure every day was an adventure. Not much can top a slow drive through breathtaking sceenery, sitting on the roof of the car, watching the great Kalahari go on for miles in every direction.
In 2008 we did a completely different trip in South Africa and Swasiland - with horsebackriding, rafting, bungee and trekking by foot in Kruger. Wonderful days! Will definately visit Swasiland again.

As a guide, Rudolf is attentive, always smiling, full of knowledge and with an easygoing nature. He is just the person you want to guide you through Africa.
Monica Høgseth, Norway

...After several trips to Africa, we were looking for something different than what the usual package tour operators’ have to offer. On our list were some jewels to which we wanted to return, like the Chobe River and Chobe National Park. There were also places on roads less traveled that we wanted to experience, such as Malawi and Mozambique. We handed the wish list over to Madikela, and Rudolf and Schantell built a great itinerary with the perfect mix of camping and comfortable hotels. We cruised past the hippos in the Chobe, snorkeled the waters of Lake Malawi, watched the sun rise over the Indian Ocean in Mozambique, stayed with locals in Swaziland and lotsmore. It was just what was wanted and the animals, people and scenery of the region will always stay in our memory ….. I look forward to another Madikela tour...
Stephen Cross, Ottawa, Canada

Een babykrokodil in je handen, druppeltjes van de Victoriawatervallen op je huid, vechtende giraffen naast je auto en de schitterendste sterrenhemel die je ooit hebt gezien… het kan in zuidelijk Afrika! Voeg daarbij bijzondere accommodatie en een fantastische gids en… je hebt een onvergetelijk avontuur. Heel veel dank, Madikela, en hopelijk tot volgend jaar!

Samen met mijn kinderen van Johannesburg naar Kaapstad gereisd en letterlijk de wereld in één land gezien. Van de safari in het woestijnachtige Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park tot de veelkleurige bloemenzee in Namaqualand: wat hebben we overal van genoten! Ook de accommodatie was prachtig. We voelden ons echt verwend. Bedankt, Rudolf en Schantell!

Madikela Tours en Rudolf Badenhorst als gids staat garant voor het "echte Afrika beleven".
Wij reisden in augustus 2013 met 10 personen en Rudolf als onze gids door Namibië, Zambia en Botswana.
Een combi van kamperen in de natuur / wild gebieden en heerlijke luxe lodges. Eén groot avontuur!
Madikela Tours en Rudolf hebben onze verwachtingen meer dan waargemaakt. TOP!
Baie Dankie
UBUNTU reisgroep 2013

Wat mijn aantrok in het reisaanbod met Madikela Tours is de mogelijkheid voor een reis op maat. Ik gaf mijn ideeën door, Madikela komt een reisplan en 1+1=2. Hoe simpel kan het zijn? Nou ja zo ongeveer dan.
Rudolf warmde de 4x4 (met kampeeruitrusting) alvast op door vanuit Pretoria naar Livingstone te rijden, ik zorgde ervoor op de afgesproken datum in Livingstone te arriveren en toen kon de reis beginnen door Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique en Zuid-Afrika. Heerlijk avontuurlijk. Er bewust voor gekozen van te voren geen campings geboekt om zo ruimte te bieden aan spontane ontmoetingen met lokale bevolking, een extra nachtje in een van Nationale parken omdat er veel meer te beleven was dan we van te voren hadden ingeschat, dat maakt deze manier van reizen mogelijk.
Ik heb kijkje kunnen nemen in het leven van een Malawisch gezin, omdat we toevallig Robert tegenkwamen. Door de reistips of een stukje samen te reizen of te varen met andere Afrika reizigers kon ik in mijn ogen nog intenser de cultuur en natuur tot mij laten doordringen.
Kortom voor mij was deze manier van reizen de perfecte Afrika beleving.
Groeten Sabrina

My friend and I were blown away by our 5-day South African escarpment, lowveld and Kruger National Park private tour. Rudolf - Madikela Tour's owner and our guide - is professional, knowledgeable and a genuinely great guy. From our pick up in Jo-burg, throughout the journey, among the animals, to impromptu ZA "braais", we saw and learned so much about African wildlife, including the big 5 and many more, as well as about southern Africa's environment, cultures and history. I recommend Madikela Tours for anyone looking to have a holiday specifically tailored to your interests. An adventure we will never forget!

Brad McBride, Canada


Our trip was great from start to finish.  Our nights camping in the Kalahari Desert were especially memorable, both from the peacefulness and amazing surroundings, as well as the surprise visit from the leopard!  We also loved being able to get out on the open road with the bikes, and wished we could have done more cycling.  There was a good balanace between camping and hotel stays, and it was spaced out well to allow us to get in a hot shower and do laundry at regular intervals.  Our fondest memories will always be the sounds we heard while camping - from the chortles of hippos to the contented sighs of lions, the panting and excited whoops of the hyenas and the ever-present doves. Overall, our trip was well-planned and allowed us to truly enjoy our first visit to Africa - 2018                               E & P Canada