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Testimonials

The Africa tour with Rene exceeded my expectations. The scenery and wildlife was amazing, the lodging and food was better than expected and the balance of riding, activities and downtime was perfect. If you are considering a moto tour in Africa, Rene really understands what people like and has a handle on every detail. He is truly an expert.

~Jim D. (2014)


I have just completed the African Wildlife and Waterfalls Tour. What a tour. It is to Rene and his team credit how well it was organized with outstanding events, excursions and sights. This trip will provide happy memories for a lifetime. I can enthusiastically recommend it to anyone considering it.

~Simon W. (2014)


I don’t often use language as dramatic as “trip of a lifetime”, but that’s the best and only way to describe a Renedian adventure. If you have any fears or qualms about riding a motorcycle in Africa, know that Rene and Henk have created a trip that will put you completely at ease. They’ve done all the hard work and planning so that you can experience Africa in total safety and comfort—and they’re great guys to boot.I was constantly stunned by the scenery and experiences on this journey. You can barely sleep anticipating what’s in store for you tomorrow. And when you pass by that sealed up air conditioned tour bus packed with human beings, you’ll know that you’re getting a much more visceral taste of Africa. Your biggest struggle will be having to go home at the end.

~Jeremy K. (2014)


I’m not a traveller nor terribly adventurous. When my wife suggested that we go on a motorcycle tour of Africa, I was skeptical… But agreed. I’m glad that I did. Renedian Adventures has a breadth of experience that makes riders feel comfortable and welcome and allows them to see the natural beauty and wonder that Africa has to offer, all from the seat of a motorcycle… Which is the best seat to see anything from, isn’t it?

~Leigh P. (2014)


It is with sincere gratitude that I write the following testimonial. Thank you for making my trip to southern Africa one of the best experiences of my life.
If you have ever dreamed of visiting Africa and are passionate about riding, you owe it to yourself to book a tour with Renedian Adventures.
Rene’s love for riding, deep appreciation for this beautiful part of the world, and endless drive to deliver a superlative experience will assuredly reward you with ever-lasting, joyous memories. I took part in the Wildlife and Waterfalls tour in July 2014. At every step, Rene went out of his way to make my experience as care-free, enjoyable, and exciting as possible—and this, always with a smile and can-do attitude.So, if you decide to invest in a Renedian Adventure, take my advice and check any and all worries you may have at the door and, quite literally, enjoy the ride!

~J.P. (2014)


You will brag about this trip! Rene, Henk, and DeToit were not only knowledgeable and reliable, but tremendous hosts providing an excellent atmosphere. This is the trip of a lifetime and not to be missed.

~Cullen H. (2014)


My wife Margaret and I rode together on the Waterfalls and Wildlife Safari in August, 2014. This was our first such excursion and we were a little apprehensive (and excited too!). We had a wonderful experience. Rene and Colette provided thoughtful advise and material to help us prepare for and remember the trip. Rene does a great job of balancing the sense of wonder about the magical qualities of Africa (he has poetry in his soul) and the calm reassurance and sense of humour that allows you to relax and remember to take it all in. There are many thoughtful touches (we were frequently being surprised and delighted!) At the same time Rene made room to individualize your experience based on your interests and preferences. We will talk about this experience for years.

~Rick and Margaret R. (2014)


Amazing! If you want to see Africa … this is the way to do it! This was such an incredible genuine experience. Just a dream come true.Outstanding leadership Rene (I’m sure your Mom is very proud of you!) Thank you Renedian Adventures!!

PS – When I asked Tom if he would go back again..before I could finish the sentence – the answer was YES!

~Tom and Ann H. (2014)


Wildlife and Waterfalls ….. An absolutely wonderful trip !! For a couple that has been around a long time (as in age) and seen a lot (as in travel) this has been one of the best adventures ever. Rene and Henk’s efforts made this a most memorable experience. Accommodations were well beyond our expectations! All details were well tended to, which allowed the riders to fully enjoy the wildlife and everything else that Africa has to offer.

~Alan and Marlies S. (2014)


I was part of the Wildlife and Waterfalls July 2014 tour. My already lofty expectations were met and exceeded 10X!!
Rene and Henk’s planning and execution were first class in every possible way and safety was their primary focus every day of the tour.
Their attention to detail was phenomenal. Just when I thought everything was perfect they’d come up with another slight improvement. From the ride planning to the accommodation and non riding excursions planning the entire trip was incredible. The wildlife viewing was spectacular! I can’t wait to return on my next trip with Renedian.

~Simon O. (2014)


 

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“I would like to warn you about taking a Renedian Tour: It will spoil you for other tours.

Rene balances the need for adventure and comfort in a way that will have you talking about this trip for years.

You get an authentic feel for South Africa and its beauty.

The only thing you give up is worrying about logistics, amenities, and planning – leave that to Rene and his team.

Your time is focused on taking in this wonderful part of the continent in the only way someone should see it… on two wheels.

~Renato D


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“I think that Rene has found the right balance for riding, sight-seeing and activities for the trip. The hospitality was great from everyone that we met in South Africa and Namibia, the lodging and food were first rate and

all-in-all it was an excellent experience

Travelling by bike gives a unique perspective when you stop and drink-in the scenery of each country. Most people in Canada comment that it sounds like the trip of a lifetime, and I agree with them.”

~Chris M.


 

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“My favourite parts were the

amazing scenery

riding through the wilderness – the sense of pulling off to the side of a dirt road and being all alone with nothing as far as you could see in any direction.”

~Shawn L.


 

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“I tell everyone that the romance and adventure I dreamt of when I signed up were replaced with grave concern as my departure date arrived. Was I going to be a skilled enough a rider to keep up, would I fit in with a group of strangers and of course the safety thing…..was I stupid or what? All of my concerns were eliminated by the quality of the operation, the attention to detail and the personal interaction that you and Colette provided… videotaping us as we rode, arranging for the tour through the Townships provided a sobering reflection of how fortunate I am, visiting Monkey town, even small things like providing time and “strongly suggesting” that we make our journal entries every night.

Your experience as a world traveller and your care really showed through

We were a small enough group to be properly looked after and not have the “hustled off like a herd of cattle” feeling. I never once felt like just a customer, but more an integral part of a great group experience.”

~Peter K

 


 

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“If you love adventure, motorcycles, and foreign countries

you are in good hands with Rene Cormier and his crew

(especially Henk). Perfect!”

~Matt M

 


 

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I can do this trip again tomorrow. I loved it!

~Johan D.

 

 


 

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“The food and accommodations were second only to the

incredible scenery

and terrain we travelled through. The side-tours and guides we had to show us everything from African wildlife to the living deserts of Namibia were first class. You just can’t find this kind of terrain to ride in Canada.”

~Rod M.

 


 

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“We took the July/August 2012 ‘Wildlife and Waterfall‘ tour with very high expectations and they were met and surpassed.

Rene, Henk and Colette were suburb hosts

and made the tour both informative and fun at the same time. This was the trip of a lifetime and I would recommend it to anyone who rides a motorcycle and loves adventure (don’t we all). There is always a million reasons why you can’t go on a trip like this but after taking this tour I would say ignore the reasons not to go and just do it. YOU WON’T REGRET IT!!! WE WILL BE BACK AGAIN!!!”

~Don and Candy C.

 


 

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“We started planning to take the July/August 2012 ‘Wildlife and Wilderness‘ tour back in January, 2011 and we had built up HUGE expectations for the trip; to the point we were wondering if perhaps we had anticipated the trip so long that we may have set our expectations too high. Well, we didn’t.

The trip exceeded all our expectations.

Rene, Collette and Henk did an amazing job of hosting our group

through Africa and ensuring we had a jam packed adventure! In addition to an amazing route for riding we flew over deltas, went on safaris, camped in the wilderness, enjoyed a river boat cruise, saw Victoria Falls & zip lined across the gorge!! Amazing hosts, great fellow riders and an extremely well planned trip made this a trip of a lifetime for us. We only wish we could do this every year. The only downfall of the trip was now Sue wants a BMW! We couldn’t recommend it more highly – Just do it!”

~Roger and Sue K.

 


 

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“This trip offered us the ability to merge the African experience of wildlife, scenery, and culture with the motorcycle travel component. This trip allowed Mike to take one item out of his “bucket list” and it was accomplished in an enjoyable and uncomplicated manner.

Rene over-delivered on expectations

delivering some of the most scenic experiences of our lives

in some of the most memorable locations, all with a little touch of adventure. The only real negative of this trip was that we could not spend more time at many of the places we had the opportunity to visit. The weather, equipment, food, accommodations, and support all added up to a once in the life time trip for us.”

~Michael and Marianne R.

 


 

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“It’s hard to explain something so breathtakingly awesome. I have ridden across Canada and all through the United States and have never experienced anything like this. Sherri and I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the trip.

Rene and Henk did a fantastic job on all aspects of the ride

right down to the road side lunches that Henk prepared for us. The accommodations were superb and every night was different than the next. If you want to take a motorcycle vacation with lots of animals and I mean LOTS of animals, national geographic stuff, this is the trip!! Everyday we pinched ourselves to say “we are in Africa on a motorcycle. It doesn’t get any better than this.” The safaris were out of this world and Victoria Falls was spectacular and the full moon rainbow is the best. We could go on and on how great this trip is, but, if you are reading this, you just need to go and see for yourself!!!! Remember, it’s not the trip, it’s the adventure and it was a spectacular adventure…. Cheers again guys and we will be back…”

~Mike and Sherri F.

 


 

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It is hard to put into words how incredible this trip was

“Tears come to my eyes now as I think about how to explain it all. It was so special. Rene and Henk made us all feel so at ease (and safe), made every day easy to just go with the flow and provided us with countless laughs. Each day we were in awe of what we saw and did… yet the next day would still be even better. The group size was perfect and we have come home with friends for life (including Rene and Henk).

The food and accommodations were top notch

It was so much more than expected for the price of the trip. 14 sunny days, 10 fantastic lodges, 1 night of camping in the wild, 3 countries, 7 BMW motorcycles, 11 riders, 4 border crossings, Over 3,000 km’s, 1 close run in with an ostrich, 3 Safari drives, 4 unforgettable sundowners, 1 flat tire, too many animals to count, Waterfalls and a river cruise, plane, helicopter and elephant rides, great food, great laughs, great people”

Our African adventure… priceless!

~Nicole and Gary R.

 


 

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I’ve been on many organized motorcycle tours

but this one was the best.

“Not only was the scenery and riding spectacular, but the guides were extremely helpful and certainly had a tremendous knowledge of the routes and conditions. Accommodations were first class and I don’t think you can beat the value of this trip. I would highly recommend this trip to intermediate and more skilled riders!”

~James C.

 


 

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“It’s hard for me to put into words how this trip affected me. There were times when I felt unbelievably spoiled and humbled by the amazing and enriching things we got to experience. I refuse to believe thousands of tourists go to Africa and experience what we did – I think we are luckier than everyone else. Perhaps it was the combination of the bikes, the people in our group, the time of year, or something undefinable, but it felt rare and special and inimitable. And, unlike any other trip

we were left feeling deeply grateful and amazed at the end of it all

THANK YOU a million times for everything!”

~Sarah and Dan M.


 

Image_testimonial_simong“Having grown up and traveled in South Africa and Namibia, I had the opportunity to revisit some of the areas that I had been to 25 years ago, Well I have to say that this was the most enjoyable scenic and the most amazing riding that I have ever done. The group was outstanding, always game for some fun and were awesome riders.

The hotels were first class,

extremely comfortable with first rate food

The beer was pretty good after a hard days ride through the desert. This trip was so good that I think I will have to do it with a bunch of my local friends. Rene, Collette and Henk.. you guys are awesome and I think that there could not be a better team to run this trip. Keep it up. Take Care and see you again soon”

~Simon G.


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I thought riding a bike in Africa was going to be the highlight – pleased to say I was both right & wrong ; just when you thought it couldn’t get any better!!! Whether it was being 20 feet away from an elephant or giraffe on safari or a riverboat cruise with a very knowledgeable & enthusiastic guide – I haven’t mentioned the accommodations & food. A trip I will never forget. Special thanks to Rene, Hank, & Dutoit for their easy going manner- yet professional attitude. My only concern- when I can do it again!!!

~Kelvin S.


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 “Thank you Rene for all the little things you added to this tour to help open my eyes to all the splendor here in southern Africa. It was simply fantastic.”

~ Bob L.


Summary of Motorcycle Safaris offered by Renedian Adventures…

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Motorcycle Safari-1: “Waterfalls and Wildlife

Motorcycle Safari-2: “Victoria Falls to Cape Town

Motorcycle Safari-3: “Spectacular South West Africa

Motorcycle Safari-4: “The Garden Route