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Humans of andBeyond

Everyone you meet has a story to tell. Ain’t that the truth?! And whether it’s the countless dedicated, long-serving employees that have been with &Beyond since our inception back in 1991 or the extraordinary people that continue to join our teams regularly across three different continents, we want to share their heart-warming and motivating stories with the world!

The stories are endless and they are inspiring. There are senior executive chefs that started out in the scullery, an expert head butler that was once homeless, a general manager that was originally employed as a porter, a regional manager whose humble beginnings started in a traditional Maasai boma, a fully-qualified PADI Divemaster that started as a dishwasher and never lost sight of his dreams, a senior ranger that couldn’t speak English and had never even owned a pair of shoes when he joined &Beyond.

These are tales of personal growth, success and sheer determination. They are triumphs of the human spirit. They are the Humans of &Beyond … and we hereby salute them.

Rhino in Ngala, within the Kruger National Park

Our fearless rhino warriors Today, we celebrate a quartet of rhino warriors dedicated to our ethos of Care of the Wildlife…
by Claire Trickett19th August 2016

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head chef sam mnguni at andbeyond phinda forest lodge

Everyone you meet has a story to tell If you have visited &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge, then you’ll no doubt have met and been entertained by Chef Sam…
by Claire Trickett26th August 2016

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joss kent andbeyond ceo with bateleur award winner

A tradition close to our hearts The Bateleur Awards are a longstanding tradition at &Beyond that we all look forward to…
by Claire Trickett2nd December 2016

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les carlisle putting a blindfold on a sedated rhino onthe rhinos without borders project

Les Carlisle; Group Conservation Manager In Phinda: The Return, Dave Varty tells the story of how he first met Les Carlisle during a...
by Claire Trickett5th August 2016

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beaded craftwork at market close to andbeyond ngorongoro

A story of strength behind the beads Meet our two Maasai Mamas and discover the inspiring story of strength behind their Maasai beads…
by Claire Trickett16th September 2016

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joss kent andbeyond ceo and his wife sasha kent

Not your average CEO Read how &Beyond CEO Joss Kent escaped the norm to live a life of never-ending adventure & exploration…
by Claire Trickett20th April 2017

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daryl dell andbeyond private guide on private jet expedition

Daryl Dell; &Beyond Private Guide for Africa, Asia & South America Growing up on a horse, cattle and sheep farm in the Great Karoo, Daryl was always fated...
by Claire Trickett5th August 2016

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andrew van den broeck with a pink hello kitty rifle bag

Toughest rangers This entertaining gallery will change the way you see our rangers. A little humour goes a long way…
by Claire Trickett3rd March 2017

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pangolin in the tswalu kalahari game reserve

A safari first Join our Editor Claire Trickett as she witnesses Tswalu Kalahari and a pangolin for the first time…
by Claire Trickett11th May 2017

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Beata Jeromin

Beata Jeromin; &Beyond Regional Hospitality & Safari Shop Manager Beata Jeromin, has tirelessly delighted and entertained our guests with her unmistakable...
by Claire Trickett5th August 2016

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pangolin

Editor’s top 10 In celebration of Thanksgiving, here are the top 10 things we at &Beyond are most thankful for…
by Claire Trickett7th November 2016

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Yoga at Phinda Rock Lodge

Life is what you make it In celebration of Global Wellness Day on 10 June, read all about our motivational &Beyond Life programme…
by Claire Trickett8th June 2017

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