Wilderness & Safari Guide • Advocate
Chris is a passionate wilderness guide, conservationist, adventurer, mountaineer and climber, who has a deep love for the bush and mountains. He specializes in walking safaris within the Greater Kruger National Park and Big 5 areas.
Chris has undertaken numerous expeditions across the globe and many extended overlanding trips in Southern African. He is solid under pressure and a great guy to be with in such instances. He absolutely loves everything related to tracking and when on trail he is very likely to engage you in track and sign. He is a qualified trails and field guide, whose experience has been developed through deep exposure, in diverse environments and over decades. He loves sharing what he knows.
Originally from White River, near the Kruger National Park, he grew up on farms. His father was very influential in developing his passion for wild places - He has been visiting the bush and game parks his entire life. As a project to re-explore his interest in farming, Chris successfully developed, and subsequently sold, a farm near Tzaneen.
An active and tireless conservationist volunteer, Chris is the second in charge for an Honorary Ranger Initiative in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park. His conservation work includes volunteer based anti-poaching, habitat management and administrative work in related legal matters.
When our clients hear how Chris helps people, in a very different way to how they see him in the bush, they are often surprised to draw the correlation. Holding B.Proc and LLB degrees, Chris is an admitted advocate in the High Court of South Africa and actively practices through his membership with the National Bar Council of South Africa. Specializing in delictual liability, law of damages and insurance, Chris has extensive experience. Prior to this he practiced as an attorney for various law firms. He brings with him the wisdom, insight and the ability to read situations, that can only be gained from spending decades professionally as he has.
Chris is authentically Chris. He is gregarious and a true people’s person. He is empathetic and known to help wherever he can. He loves introducing people to true wilderness backpacking and greatly enjoys interacting with people around the fire.
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