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Matthew - Private Guide in Johannesburg

Private Guide in Johannesburg
 Member Since 2013  Country: South Africa City: Johannesburg Airport Transfer: YES Hotel Reservation: NO Translation Service: NO Languages: English, Afrikaans Education: Secondary School: Jeppe High School for Boys - The oldest School in Johannesburg and has lots of tradition and very sports orientated. Matric Tertiary Education: Matthew Studied a Game Ranging & Lodge Management Diploma and graduated. NQF4 Level in guiding with 8 years experience Experience: Matthew left Secondary school in 1998 and went straight in Sports Administation of which Matthew continued for 7 years and then decided for a change in his career & Matthew started up Guiding in 2006 Licenses, Training and Certifications:

NQF4 FGASA - Field Guides Association of Southern Africa Sports Management Diploma Game Ranging and Lodge Management Diploma SASSETA DEAT THETA

Additional services of this guide:

Kruger Park Safaris & Manyeleti Safaris

Languages: English, Afrikaans

Matthew went to an all boys school called Jeppe High School for Boys were sports was his top priorities. Matthew excelled in Rugby and Cricket and Achieved Provincial Colors in both.

After finishing school, Matthew went and studied his Sports management diploma and moved to a school were he was the Sports Administrator for 6 years... Due to on going injuries Matthew dreams of becoming a professional sportsman came to and end... This is when Matthew decided that a change in career would something he needed. So in 2005 Matthew decided that he would give up his working career to take up full time study for Game Ranging and Lodge Management. Matthew was always bush and outdoor person so it was nothing different to his daily living...

You would always find Matthew catching snakes, scorpions, frogs, lizzards etc when he was not at school... However, he got down to the grinding stone and worked through his diploma and graduated in 2007. During Matthews studies, he volunteered and did as much as possible to be with nature conservation and also took up anti-poaching as an experience for 2 months... Matthew then went onto working at a Lodges where he would find himself guiding and also reaching managment level... After having achieved the goals Matthew anttended to, he then decided to start up his own Tour Operation and Lodge Transfer Company...

Matthew has since survived his 3 year mark up to date and suceeding in working with various wildlife organisation and raising funds for worthy causes within the nature cinservation scene. Matthew is as passionate as it gets when it comes to wildlife and meeting people form all cornerstones of the world and is very much hands on gentleman and also like to get out and rough it up in the African Bushveld... Matthew Guarantees a service of attention to detail and always leaves a mark of Africa in our visitors heart!

He is a lovable person to be around when visiting this magnificent country of ours!!! Matthew has travelled extensively around South Africa and knows alot about the areas and visits ZAMBIA & BOTSWANA when visiting friends and Lodges...