Perfect Organisation, stunning views, great places, awesome nature, great cycle routes and such a nice and friendly, helpful and good-humoured guide - I can absolutely recommend JP! Join one of his (tailor-made) tours or trips and have fun!                                                

Sonja Griesshammer- Switzerland

Jean-Paul Gardelli is the most amazing tour guide we have had the pleasure in meeting. His passion and love of South Africa is just fantastic. We HIGHLY recommend JP to make every day of your holiday a WOW day.

Sheena North - Edinburgh, Scotland

I have been on a number of tours with Jean-Paul Gardelli across Southern Africa and they have all been wonderful adventures, professionally organised, and with great company! JP can organise whatever you want, from sightseeing in Cape Town, to cycling the Garden Route, hiking in the Drakensberg, and white water rafting the Zambezi. His field knowledge on safari and that of his country is superb. I would recommend him to anyone! 

Sophie Jarratt - London, UK

My Girlfriend and I went on one of these trips and it was truly amazing! We highly recommend JP and Africa Rising Tours with a big thanks for a memorable experience! 

Hilton Gilinsky -Auckland, New Zealand.

My wife & I had an ball and loved our tour with you & your Company, not only did we had an unforgettable time....The food & accommodation were awesome....just everything was top notch. Thank you for making our vacation so special!!!
A+ Plus rating!!!  

John Hardiman - Florida, USA

Myself, my wife Joan , Yvonne Nelson and Elaine Sherry, had the very good fortune of having Jean-Paul Gardelli (JP) as our guide and driver for a twenty one day tour of Botswana, Namibia and South Africa in mid 2014. His professionalism,enthusiasm and manner made for an exceptional holiday.   

Bruce Forlonge - Perth, Australia


We travelled to Mozambique with JP in September 2015. We had an amazing holiday swimming with dolphins and whale sharks, and we also had some fantastic whale watching on the surface. JP has a lot of experience and can sort out almost anything. His people skills are excellent and he's a pretty good cook too. We are now planning another trip with him to South Africa and Swaziland.                                                        

Dr Christina Hallam - Lincolnshire, UK


 If you're going on holiday with JP you are very fortunate; he is a natural at what he does!!!    

Dr Isabel Draper - Rugby, UK

 Jean-Paul Gardelli was my guide for the most incredible 14 day cycling tour through the Drakensberg mountain range, taking in a 2 day safari in Kruger. JP's professionalism and attention to the safety, well being and enjoyment for each and every guest was exceptional. He has a fantastic knowledge of his country and is committed to ensuring that you, his guest, have the very best possible experience. I would very highly recommend choosing JP to organise and guide your next big adventure!

Clare Hooper - Worcester, UK.

Had the pleasure of a thoroughly enjoyable, educational and memorable 21 day safari through four African countries by our guide JP. Would highly recommend him.

Joan Forlonge - Perth, Western Australia.