With a name like WOW Africa, it is difficult not to stand out from the rest. Since 1996 we specialise in photographic, hunting and fishing safari’s in the southern parts of Africa. In winter of 2012 we relocated our business to Madaka Game Ranch in Louwsburg in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa where we operate most of our safari's from. Only five hours drive away from Johannesburg, Madaka Game Ranch provides perfect vacation for those wanting peace and seclusion in a unique bush environment free from malaria and Bilharzia. Its beautifully scenic drives, hiking trails and walks will leave you with the feeling that you have been one with nature.
Madaka Game Ranch is ideally situated being adjacent to the beautiful Ithala Game Reserve, one of the most beautiful in the Southern Africa. In the heart of the former Zulu Empire as well as being well placed to visit the Battlefields, Madaka is the best perfect spot to relax and enjoy your visit to Zululand. October 10, 1997, Madaka was declared as a Natural Heritage Site by President Nelson Mandela.
Wow Africa is a family business and owned and operated by Izak Kirsten. Izak grew up in the bushveld of South Africa. Izak is qualified as a tour operator and guide, installation electrician, Millwright, rigger, fitter, welder and PLC technician. He also worked in the timber industry as an Engineering training specialist for the Common Wealth Development Corporation in Nhlangano Swaziland. Izak is licensed to hunt the big 5 in Kwa Zulu Natal, Limpopo, North West, Free State, Mpumalanga. He is fluent in Afrikaans, English, and speak good Flemish, Dutch and Zulu. He can also speak moderate Spanish, Tswana and Sotho. Izak is married to Linky Kirsten and have four daughters aged 3 months, 2 , 10 and 18 years.