The Bushwise Family

The Bushwise Family

Meet the team

Bushwise Field Guides was founded by a passionate conservationist. After her long and fruitful career in conservation, she realised there is a need for professional field guides to help ethically sustain our natural environment.

This passion gave birth to Bushwise in 2006. Over the years we have evolved according to industry needs,

and added to our quiver of experienced trainers.

The Bushwise team is made up of highly qualified, professional, and ethical field guides that have over 50 years of combined guiding experience.

In their midst are professional field guides, professional trails guides and a even an entomologist.

Sophie
Co-founder of Bushwise

I came to South Africa from the UK in 1996, where I began my career as ...

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Eugene
Director

I was born and bred in Durban but have called various parts of South Africa home. ...

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John
Assistant Director

I grew up on a farm, spending my days in and around the bush. When it ...

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Vaughan
Head Trainer | Mahlahla Campus

Vaughan has been part of the tourism industry for the last 10 years, guiding and managing ...

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Francois
Head Trainer | SAWC Campus

My love for the outdoors and bush began when my family bought a small farm in ...

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Pioneer
Trainer | SAWC Campus

My passion for nature comes from my childhood growing up in the remote Nkayi region of ...

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Nico
Trainer | Mahlahla Campus

I was exposed to the bush early on. My grandfather played a massive role in my ...

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Darryn
Trainer | SAWC Campus

My passion for the bush came from my parents, spending many holidays all over South Africa ...

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Wayne
Trainer | Mahlahla Campus

As a child growing up in Johannesburg, I always knew that I would be doing something ...

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Trevor
Assessor and Online Lecturer

After completing my formal field guide training in 2003 I began my guiding career in the ...

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Sharin
Operations Manager

My passion for the bush came from growing up on a farm and spending most holidays ...

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Kim
Enrollment Manager

Starting from the age of 18, I worked my way through the ranks in the hospitality ...

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Louise
Social Media and Marketing

I’ve always been inclined to follow my own path. That’s why I’ve pursued a career around ...

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Annie
Senior Copywriter

Originally from the USA, I’ve lived in South Africa since 2014. I have a masters in ...

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Rohandi
Administrative Assistant

I grew up in Cape Town, where I wanted to become a marine biologist growing up. ...

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Rose
Chef I Mahlahla Campus

Cooking is a passion of mine and I love spending time in the kitchen and experimenting ...

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Iris
Housekeeping | Mahlahla Campus

My career journey began with Bushwise in 2011 as a camp chef. I worked here until ...

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Pulane
Housekeeping | Mahlahla Campus

I’ve been working as a housekeeper at the Bushwise Mahlahla campus since 2011. I love living ...

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Philip
Groundsman & General Maintenance | Mahlahla Campus

The Bushwise Mahlahla campus has been my home and place of work since 2018. I’m responsible ...

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