andBeyond Nxabega staff welcome

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.

les carlisle and his son doing conservation work

Keeping conservation in the family Our Group Conservation Manager, Les Carlisle, beams with pride as his two sons follow in his footsteps…
by Claire Trickett30th June 2017

Read more  Keeping conservation in the family
rangers in training at andbeyond phinda inkwazi

The journey to become an &Beyond guide Ever wondered if you have what it takes to become an &Beyond guide? It’s no easy journey!
by Claire Trickett13th September 2017

Read more  The journey to become an &Beyond guide
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

Read more  Life is what you make it
nomusa zikhali sitting under a tree

Announcing the 2017 Robin James Award winner Meet the winner of the inaugural 2017 Africa Foundation Robin James Award and read her inspiring story…
by Claire Trickett25th May 2017

Read more  Announcing the 2017 Robin James Award winner
andrew after his eye surgery

The gift of sight Our heartfelt thanks to the guardian angels that changed the life of one of our butlers at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo…
by Claire Trickett4th November 2016

Read more  The gift of sight
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

Read more  A story of strength behind the beads
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

Read more  Not your average CEO
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

Read more  Daryl Dell; &Beyond Private Guide for Africa, Asia & South America
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

Read more  Les Carlisle; Group Conservation Manager