About Us




Shikwaru Adventures is a South African tour operator based in Johannesburg. Created by a group of professional and knowledgeable guides with a tremendous passion and expertise for nature, and run by a set of individuals that has experience in traveling and organizing trips throughout Southern Africa.

We know what to offer when it comes in terms of quality and service, therefore we always make sure that our guests receive not only the best attention, but also information, care, and travel experience from the whole team. We also only deal and offer products that meet our standards and have been tested before to make sure that you will be getting the best comfort and safety as possible throughout your journey with us.

Our group of guides is the biggest asset in Shikwaru Adventures, they have exceptional knowledge, are dedicated to their work, have a great sense of responsibility and they possess all the necessary qualifications to guide you throughout Southern Africa. They will make sure that you will have a fun time and will share all their information with you. Most of them are multilingual, making it possible to offer a variety of tours in different languages during specific dates so that your experience with us can really be an unforgettable one.

If you are wondering what Shikwaru means, its a Tsonga word for Pangolin.

To conclude, for us is very important to run our trips in a very responsible manner, that’s why in our trips we make use of local services, we support conservation, we have an enormous amount of respect for the environment and we make used of locals guides and work with community projects in order to provide sustainable tourism.

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Federica Aletti

Originally born in Venezuella. I moved to France and then finally South Africa, where I have been doing tours and safaris in English, Spanish and French across Southern Africa for the last 9 years, from small family groups to large VIP groups.


Ruan Mey

Born in South Africa, I am a true Afrikaner by heart and show my clients the local side of Africa. I have been running Overland tours throughout South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia. Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho for the past 11 years.

Sam Reviere

Sam have been conducting day tours across Johannesburg, Pretoria and Soweto for the past 17 years. He is known as one of the most respected guides in his division. Originally born in France, Sam offers some of the best French translated tours in South Africa.

Rickus Groenewald

Rickus is a local South African who we partner with for the Overland trucks and equipment we use on specific cross-border tours. He makes sure our camping tours are facilitated to your every need when you are around a fire in the depths of Africa. 

Terrence Ngobese

Terrence is a South African registered tour guide and driver. He specialises in mountain hiking and camping with the experience of more than 10 years. Based in the Northern Drakensberg, he also guide in his neighboring countries like Lesotho and Swaziland.

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