Getting to know the gentle Ginger

Having joined Tanda Tula in 2014, Ginger is a long standing, loyal and much-loved member of our team. He has incredible empathy, and his unassuming nature appeals to guests and colleagues alike. This gentle approach is just one of the characteristics that make him perfect to help at Field Camp. 

Ginger grew up in a small village on the outskirts of the Greater Kruger National Park with both parents working in the national park. His mum was a nurse and dis dad was a traffic officer, him and his brothers knew from early on that one day they also wanted to be involved with some sort of conservation work in this region. 

Ginger started his working career as a brick layer and while helping build a camp in the Sabi Sands was offered the opportunity to start tracking, a far more appealing and lucrative prospect. He still remembers being given two different uniforms, one for his maintenance job and the other for when he could track.  

A couple of years later he moved to the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve where he had the chance to take over a guiding job from Formen who had recently been promoted to Camp Manager. This was an amazing break and finally allowed for Ginger to fulfil a lifelong dream! 

Since then, Ginger has consistently grown from strength to strength. When he joined Tanda Tula seven years ago we just knew what a talented guide and great individual we were getting. He is the perfect back-up guide for walking at Field Camp, taking care of the guests needs, quietly aware of the surroundings and gently sharing his knowledge.  

Ginger is part of a fabulous Tanda Tula duo, his wonderfully talented wife, Ruth, is one of our chefs. The two of them have four beautiful children who they hope will also join the safari industry one day. From a young age they have been guided and mentored as to the importance of conservation, protection of this greater wildlife area and the tourism industry.   

This gentle and kind man really compliments our guiding team, always there to offer a helping hand or share some caring words. It is a privilege to work alongside him and to know that whether walking in the bush or on a game drive he always puts the guests needs first. 

Tanda tula - Ginger