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 Niemann
Director and Owner

Sophie is the director and co-founder of Bushwise. Sophie has an MSc and spent 7 years ...

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Trevor Myburgh
General Manager & Trainer

Trevor is a Trainer at the Mahlahla campus and has been in the lodge and guiding ...

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Kim van Greunen
Sales Manager

Kim is the sales manager for Bushwise. She has over 12 years experience in the hospitality ...

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Vaughan Jessnitz
Senior Trainer

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

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Sharin Botha
Admin Manager

Sharin has recently joined Bushwise as the administrative manager. She makes sure that all aspects behind ...

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Jack Hutchinson
Trainer

Jack was a Bushwise student back in 2009 under the guidance and mentorship of Mark Mongomery, ...

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Lindi Hutchinson
Trainer

Lindi has always had a passion for nature and started her FGASA training in 2010, and ...

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Pulane Mashilane

Pulane has been part of Bushwise for a couple of years. Her duties include cleaning and ...

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Darryn Murray
Trainer

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

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Rose Mmola

Rose is involved with both cooking and cleaning. She runs the campus with an iron fist. ...

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Iris Mmola

Iris is the cook at campus and has been working for Bushwise for a number of ...

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Philip Malatsi

Philip has worked in the Hoedspruit region for a long time, it is safe to say ...

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