Born and raised in South Africa, Shaun grew up going on safari with his family. His childhood days were always spent outdoors and with diverse, wildlife-filled landscapes such as the Kruger National Park and Sanbona Wildlife Reserve on his doorstep, it came as no surprise that Shaun would pursue a life dedicated to Africa’s wild places.
Shaun’s curiosity for nature extended to human nature too, and he went on to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch. His passion for learning and exploring soon took him abroad to Thailand, where he spent a year teaching English to children, followed by six months training to become a certified scuba divemaster.
Upon his eventual return to South Africa, Shaun had decided with unwavering certainty that he would dedicate himself to a career in nature. He enrolled at &Beyond’s Inkwazi Ranger Training School at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in 2017, and upon graduation, joined the &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve guiding team.
With an ever-positive attitude and keen interest for the natural world, Shaun is happiest when he’s outdoors. For him, guiding is the perfect combination of understanding wildlife and people, and he thrives off of the enjoyment of others.