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Meet

the team


Nhongo Safaris ® is an independent Safari Operator specialising in small group safaris for families and individuals as well as offering safaris for larger groups.

Nhongo Safaris ® was founded by Dean and Verity Cherry, who have been in the tourism industry since 1999 and have a great love for the African bush as well as Africa's wildlife and natural heritage. We are an owner run company, and pride ourselves on offering efficient, friendly and professional service to our guests with flexible itineraries and excellent rates. Allow us to share our enthusiasm and knowledge of the Kruger National Park with you.

We aim to meet and exceed the expectations of our guests, while keeping costs reasonable and maintaining the highest standard of service and attention to detail. We love what we do and aim to do it well. Our guides we employ, are all well qualified and handpicked by us and are all accredited with THETA (The Tourism, hospitality, sports education , and training authority) FGASA (Field guides association of South Africa) DEAT ( Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism). Our ranger guides are all knowledgeable and experienced in birding, wildlife photography and have a vast knowledge of the African bush which all help to make your South African safari a memorable experience.

Nhongo Safaris ® prides itself in being able to offer fully guided Open Vehicle Safaris departing from Johannesburg or Pretoria on a daily basis with a minimum of four passengers. We are able to offer overnight safaris from a two night to a seven night at excellent rates. Nhongo Safaris ® also operate their own fleet of VW Microbusse's, Toyota Quantum Busses, Toyota Fortuner SUV's and Totota Hilux Pickups for transfers to and from the Kruger National Park as well as six Open Safari Vehicle ten seater trucks for your game viewing pleasure.

All our vehicles carry the relevant Passenger and Public Liability insurances as well as Road Transport Permits as set out by the Tourism Industry Act, NPTR (National Passenger Transport Regulator) and SATSA (Southern African Travel Services Association).

Nhongo Safaris ® prides itself on its slogan

Arrive as stangers, leave as friends.

The Nhongo Crew

We know you want adventure and our passionate and experienced team knows how to do that. Take a closer look... We won’t bite!

Dean

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND QUALIFIED GAME RANGER

Dean has been working in the greater Kruger National Park and the Kruger National Park for the last twenty years. His passion is the bush and he has insurmountable knowledge when it comes to the fauna, flora and mammals found in the Kruger National Park. Dean hates to be stuck in an office so you will normally find him conducting one of your safaris as he is a hands on man. Dean is also Vice Chairman of SATSA Mpumalanga Chapter, and puts a lot of time into growing the SATSA membership base in the province, thereby helping bring awareness to the South African Tourism Industry in the benefits of been a SATSA member.

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Verity

OFFICE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

All Administration duties and day to day running of Nhongo Safaris ® including all Marketing decisions for the company and when needed backup guide for the Kruger National Park. Verity is also the head Chef for our larger groups who prefer to have their meals prepared under the stars instead of eating in the camps restaurants.

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KERILOUISE

Director Social Media

Kerilouise in charge of all queries and Reservations for the Kruger National Park as well as Reception duties. Kerilouise is busy with her Business Management Diploma on a part-time basis. She is also in charge of all Day Safari Bookings and the Co-ordination of vehicles and guides for these safaris. She would love to be able to fit in her guide's license in order to be able to drive an Open Safari Vehicle.

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Sean

DIRECTOR RESERVATIONS

Sean in charge of all bookings and queries that come through to the office as well as all finances he reports to Verity . Sean is busy with his Business Management Diploma and is currently studying his National Field Guides License.

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Guides


Gert

Field guide

Gert has been guiding for the past 11 years, he strives to offer fulfilling, informative and enjoyable safari experiences in an environmentally responsible and ethical manner. Birding, wildlife, Photography, nature and the protection of the environment and natural resources are his true passion and priorities.

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Kara

Field guide

Kara’s dream to become a field guide started developing when she spent every July holiday in the African Bush with her family, learning to appreciate everything from small to big. Kara has been a qualified guide for the past 6 years and has a big interest in birds, photography and sharing how everything you see comes together.

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Robbie

Field guide
Robbie Started his passion for the African bush and in particular Kruger at a young age whilst being on many visits with his folks to areas throught the Kruger National Park. Employed at Sabi Sabi in Greater Kruger from 1995 saw him beginning a career which has totalled 19 years of safari experience. Robbie has particular expertise in animals and bird behaviour with a special fondness for tracking Krugers leopards. He takes being a peoples person as a priority in combination with expecting the unexpected ensuring a memorable safari experience for the Kruger visitor.

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Amanda

Field guide

Amanda is originally from the UK but her love for wildlife brought her to South Africa 12 years ago where she started her studies. Amanda has a “young at Heart” approach to life and guiding which makes her very approachable and fun to be around, her sense of humor and passion for nature will contribute greatly to your safari experience.

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Michael

Field Guide

Michael has always loved animals, no matter how big or small they were he was always fascinated by them. After high school he took part in a 2 week introduction course for guiding and game ranch management. He then volunteered at a rehabilitation sanctuary for Vervet Monkeys and acquired his guiding qualifications. Now 11 years on Michael still loves the African bush and all it has to offer. 

Craig

Freelance guide

Craig is an extremely passionate individual about the African Bushveld and all its inhabitants. He is a qualified FGASA Field Guide and Lead Trails Guide with many other qualifications extending from Tracking & Sign, Advanced Rifle Handling as well as a qualified Marine Guide. He makes a fun, knowledgeable guide which will add to your Kruger National Park experience.

Jurie

Freelance Guide

Jurie has been working in the Kruger National Park for more than 18 years and is very passionate about his guiding and wild life, with extensive knowledge about all of its inhabitants and the history of the Kruger National Park. Jurie has a great sense of humor and loves to keep his guests entertained while on safari with interesting facts and antidotes of all things to do with the African Bush.

Matthew

Freelance Guide

Matthew is a young energetic guide that has a passion for animals, birds and the eco system. Matthew grew up in the Kruger National Park and at a very young age gained a great passion for wildlife and conservation. He loves sharing his knowledge in an interesting and exciting way and loves to show his clients all the bush has to offer.  

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Dez

CHAUFFER

Dez does the transporting of guests to and from the Kruger National Park. He is easygoing and is always ready to assist when needed. Dez has a love for Nature and Wildlife and enjoys going on a Game drive in the Park whenever possible. 

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Jan

Open Safari Vehicle Chauffer

Jan assists Shannon with the driving of the open safari vehicles in the Kruger National Park. He has a great interest in wildlife and nature and is currently learning all about the animals and their habitats, he would one day like to do his guiding’s license. 

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PATRICK

Cleaning Staff

Patrick has worked for the company for 10 years and is in charge of all maintenance around the office and he also takes care of our Vehicles with regards to general maintenance and cleanliness before our busses depart for their pickups in the morning.

 

PRISCA

Cleaning staff

Prisca has worked for Nhongo Safaris ® for 9 years now and she is our tea lady and makes sure our Offices are always in good order, as we begin our days work. Both Patrick and Prisca are very enthusiastic about the Toursim Industry and will be furthering their interest in this profession as they move forward with Nhongo Safaris ®.

 
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Contact info

Johannesburg Headoffice
No 6 Deslin Avenue, Florida Park, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1709
  • +27 11 472-9118
  • +27 72 787-2211
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Nhongo Safaris®

Nhongo Safaris® is a South African Registered Business, specialising in Safaris to the world renowned Kruger National Park, South Africa .

Our legendary Safaris over the past 19 years have ensured that we know what our visitors crave and adore.

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