We have a team of highly experienced and registered guides who conduct tours in English.
These guides have been chosen because of their knowledge of wildlife and ability to make your safari exciting and memorable. We consider safe driving skills to be most important and itineraries are planned to allow sufficient time particularly during transfers.
Guides are responsible for documentation and any payments on departure, transportation, supplying information on local areas and scenic attractions, booking clients into Kruger Park and private lodges,conducting game drives, arranging suitable tables in the restaurants and relaying urgent messages to our office.
If you are happy with the services provided by your driver / guide , a tip - though not compulsory is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry in South Africa. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour. As a guideline, experienced driver/guides would appreciate ZAR 75 - 100 per person per day .
Our Guides are all registered, experienced in eco-tourism and work mainly for our company. They are used to dealing with overseas visitors and foreign languages. They are chosen because of a keen interest in Kruger Park and other safari destinations as well as good driving skills. Photos which appear on this website have mainly been supplied by our own guides and taken whilst on tour.
Nik is our chief guide and has been conducting tours to Kruger Park and other top safari destinations since 1976. His natural good looks, charm and cheerful manner make him a favourite with the tourists. He is a Specialist guide and has studied the habits of the wild animals in great detail so that he can make his tours exciting. Nik is a very keen cyclist and passionate about health and fitness.
Anthony Hawell ( Hoppy ) has been described as a real gent who takes great care of his passengers. He is an ex-fireman and fortunately for the rest of us , a very useful mechanic. He has had many years experience as a Field Guide and obviously enjoys imparting his knowledge of the animals and environment to overseas tourists. One of his hobbies is photography, so I am sure he can give you some good tips on wildlife shots to take home.
Henry Zeiler is a registered cultural and nature guide and has for the past 20 years conducted tours in various national parks and other tourist attractions throughout South Africa. His enthusiasm shows on his tours and his knowledge is immense. He studies S.A history and loves the wild life of Africa.
Henry has a background in the Johannesburg Fire & Ambulance service and is a retired fire officer. He worked extensively during the struggle years in Soweto and experienced the 1980/90's struggle years. He also conducts day tours in Johannesburg, Soweto and Pretoria. Henry is married to Annekie and they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
During busy periods we call on one of the guides below whom we have known for several years.
Nick Snyman, Barney Smith and Simon Taylor.