Meet the Umkhondo team...
Hein Schoeman

FOUNDER OF UMKHONDO

Hein will join you during your stay to do specific training & courses!

He has 15 years experience in wildlife & conservation, & gladly shares his knowledge & experience!

Hein is also the lecturer for the Veterinary course and will be present the whole duration of the VetX Course! 

The all rounder when it comes to Wildlife.

Kim Schoeman

DIRECTOR OF UMKHONDO

Kim managed the program from the start in 2009 to 2016 and has handed over her title as mother of the house to Madre. Kim is a qualified nurse, as well as a trained field guide, and does wildlife infant rearing when needed.

Kim also still deals with enquiries, bookings and pre-departure support, develops and maintains work standards.

Madre du Plessis

DIRECTOR OF UMKHONGO

 

A very close friend to Hein & Kim for more than 10 years! Working at the Garden Route Game Lodge.

Her organizing & problem solving skills are amazing as is her attention to detail. She is the mother of the house & will make sure it becomes your home away from home! She will also provide healthy and nutritious meals!

Vicki Kleingeld

SENIOR FACILITATOR

Vicki, along with her bubbly personality, will draw your attention alongside the passion for learning something new to something extraordinary! Protecting what has become so important to our programme!  With the ability to “merge” all volunteers from different countries and backgrounds to create friendships that will last a lifetime!

Meet the Bergsig team...
Kobus Crous SNR

OWNER OF BERGSIG GAME FARM & MOSSELBAY HELICOPTERS

Kobus is one of the best & most experienced pilots in SA with over 40 years of experience. His career started in the 70's when he flew for the Air Force.

Lizelle Crous

KOBUS'S BOSS

She runs the reserve and capture operations. Always busy and always on her phone.

Lizelle has many years of experience in wildlife capture and care.

DW du Plooy

THE GO-TO GUY

He does everything... everywhere... 

The right hand of the reserve.

He is also a qualified Net-gunner from the Helicopter.

Check out their website for more information!
Meet the rest of our gang...
Shingi
Shingi

THE MOB BOSS

THE MOB BOSS

Sem-Sem

THE PLAYFUL GUY

THE PLAYFUL GUY

Patch
Patch

THE SHY ONE

THE SHY ONE

Demi

THE HOWLER

Shirley

THE ESCAPE ARTIST

When I drive around on the reserves I can see where every single enthusiastic volunteer has left his or her mark and made their contribution to the community, the land and the inhabitants within.

Hein Schoeman
Founder of Umkhondo

© 2018 Umkhondo Big-5 Wildlife Volunteering

For more information contact: 

kim@bigfivevolunteer.com

+27 (0)82 923 8855

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