Charles is our specialist Cape Town guide.  He spent his childhood travelling with his parents across southern Africa – these formative years were, as he puts it, “like paging through a copy of National Geographic”.  Once school was behind him, he moved to Mpumalanga, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, where he did his game ranging apprenticeship.

He went on to obtain a diploma in Nature Conservation and began his guiding career leading safaris and walking trails in several of South Africa’s most renowned game reserves, before returning to Cape Town to further his studies.  Charles has a Master’s degree from the University of Cape Town – his thesis involved the conservation of key farmland bird species, a subject that’s particularly close to his heart.

He is based in Cape Town with his family, and takes every opportunity to pursue his keen interests in birdwatching, landscape and wildlife photography, and fly-fishing.  One of his special talents is being able to strike up an instant rapport with his guests from the outset, and his sense of humour, easy-going character and in-depth local knowledge make him the perfect guide to show you the very best of this beautiful city and its breath-taking natural surroundings.

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What our clients had to say

“Lee, I can’t thank you enough for helping to make our family trip a rousing success.  Your intuition, both on the game drives, and around the hospitality, was priceless!   We made memories for a lifetime.” 


…”Your photos are wonderful though I must tell you I do not think any photo can really do what we saw justice to what we saw.   It was all beyond my wildest dreams.  My favourite moments are too many to list… I am hooked and can’t wait to go back.” 


“Thank you Eva and Lee for helping us to relive the magic of our African adventure.   The photos are incredibly beautiful and evocative and recapture the awe and the fun of time shared together.  Just last night, we shared these photos with friends…our storytelling and their amazement brought it all back, the joy, the laughter and the wonder, and the gift of being disconnected from the world.”