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

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

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Eugene
Director

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John
Assistant Director

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Vaughan
Head Trainer

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

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Francois
Head Trainer

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Pioneer
Trainer and Assessor

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Nico
Trainer

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Darryn
Trainer

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

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Wayne - trainer
Wayne
Trainer

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Trevor
Assessor and Online Lecturer

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

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Sharin
Operations Manager

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

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Kim
Sales Manager

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

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Louise
Media

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Annie
Annie
Conceptual Copywriter

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Rohandi
Admin Assistant

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Rose
Chef

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

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Iris
Housekeeping

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

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Pulane
Housekeeping

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

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Philip
General Maintenance

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

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