OUR RANGERS

Your Guides to Our African Wilderness...


JOHAN DE LE REY   Head Ranger

Growing up on a farm with animals all around me, I learned to respect and love nature from a young age.

After school I started working at an overland company, Tours Across Africa, as a tour guide and travel across the African continent on various different tours, and it was during these tours my true passion developed for the African bush and its animals. After three years of touring my passion for the animals steered me to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and I started guiding here at the end of 2004, and for the last nine years I’ve worked in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. I started working at Leopard Hills on the 10th of May 2013 as Head Ranger.

My hobbies are fishing, birding, photography and sports, so if the opportunity arrives I love to play a round of golf or a cricket match. As a guide, I love to let the guests experience the animals and their behavior and explaining what they are seeing rather than just ticking the “boxes”, the bush is too special a place to race around, we do that enough in the normal working life.


BAREND LAMPRECHT   Ranger

Barend was born in Pretoria and spend most of his holidays on his grandfather’s farm close to Tabazimbi.

After school he completed a diploma in Game Ranging and Lodge Management. His adventures have taken him from Linyanti in Botswana through to Mount Nimba in Guinea and Northern Canada where he was working in mineral explorations.

In Jan 2013 he qualified as backup trails guide and has spent the season Guiding in Laikipia Kenya. His passion is being on foot in wilderness areas.


JEHANNE VAN HEERDEN   Ranger

Jehanne was born and brought up in East London, Eastern Cape. He then moved to a small town called Kirkwood to complete his schooling.

Jehanne’s passion for nature drove him to complete a Diploma in Nature Conservation at Sarsveld PE Technikon in George. He then moved to the bush and he has spent the last 12 years guiding at various game lodges.

8 months ago Jehanne joined the Leopard Hills Team. He is extremely passionate about guiding and meeting new people as well as educating them on the bush.


HUGO BREED   Ranger

Hugo was born and raised in Pretoria. His passion and love for the bush, especially the lowveld, started at a young age while visiting the Kruger National Park during every winter holiday.

After completing his schooling, Hugo then studied Law and graduated. After completing his articles and being admitted as a lawyer, Hugo’s passion for the bush ignited and he exchanged life in the city for one in the bush.

Hugo completed his FGASA level 1 and Trails guide training at Entabeni Nature Guide Training and then joined the team at Leopard Hills where he instantly fell in love with the lodge and its surroundings!


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