We believe the luxuries of Africa are its wilderness, people and sense of adventure.
Therefore, we will always add these three elements to your travel itinerary and provide you with an exceptional holiday experience; whether you are going on a honeymoon, celebrate your 60th birthday or are traveling as a family.
Marieke Uphoff arrived in South Africa for the first time in 2006. She was so impressed that she kept on coming back in the years to follow. Marieke had already been working for years at a travel agency in the Netherlands, but when she got an opportunity to work from Cape Town she didn’t hesitate. The bags were packed and she left with her husband Vincent to Cape Town. After a few years, they were blessed with a little daughter, Josephien. Now she is our safari-expert and knows all the kid-friendly places, the best restaurants “in town”, and the most beautiful cultural sights in and around South Africa.
Paul Langeveld is a partner of Madiba Travel and an Africa fanatic. He has been living and working for more than ten years with his wife and two kids in the West Cape. With his many travels, Paul knows the beauty of the southern part of Africa. On the bike through Namibia, camping the Okavango Delta, hiking in the northern part of the Kruger Park: Paul has been everywhere, seen it all, and done it all. When he has time, he likes to play golf on one of the many awesome golf courses in the Western Cape, and has experience in organizing and compiling beautiful golf trips on the best golf courses in South Africa.
Marc Schoon founded Madiba Travel in 2007. Marc arrived in South Africa for the first time in 1999. He was invited to play rugby in Knysna, an idyllic village on the Garden Route. In 2000 he returned to Cape Town to finish his thesis for his study in history at the University of Leiden. After years of going back and forward between Holland and South Africa, he finally settled in 2009 in Cape Town. He is very involved with the foundation Friends of Kurland and other community initiatives in the Western Cape. Doing good is an important motive for him consequently, this is why it is one of our core values.