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GRANT MURPHY

Head Guide

GRANT was born and raised in Johannesburg, where his talent for golf led him to completing his PGA apprenticeship and working as a golf club professional after high school. During this time, he studied marketing and management for 3 years, before getting the travel bug to explore the world.

Grant spent the next 10 years travelling through the US, UK and Europe. On his return to South Africa, he immediately started his journey to become a professional field guide, and has attained his FGASA qualifications. Grant started guiding in the Timbavati in 2009 and joined our ranks at Kings Camp as Assistant GM and Head Field guide in 2014.

Grant has a passion for walking safaris and is particularly strong as a birding guide. He is an incredible host with excellent people skills, making him one of the most sought-after Timbavati safari guides on offer.

ALMERO KLINGENBERG

Field Guide

Almero joined our ranks, with a wonderful accolade of past achievements, as a senior field guide and wildlife enthusiast. Having qualified as a field guide in 2009, Almero moved onto his first guiding position at a game lodge, before taking on the role as one of our leading field guides. A thirst for growth saw him take on a position as a field guide trainer for a year at the well known academy, Bushwise, training young guides.

A calling to be back in the bush doing what he loves best – guiding – has brought him here to Kings Camp.

Almero is an enthusiastic and talented wildlife photographer. A man with passion, responsibility and high morals, Almero has added immense prestige and strength to our safari team.

REMEMBER MASHELE

Field Guide

Remember’s rise at Kings Camp is a wonderful story and a shining example of what we believe makes our camp so special – empowering our staff.

Remember joined Kings Camp in 2004 as a tracker and spent six years gaining invaluable experience, training and knowledge working in the bush. His determination and will to grow has seen Remember aspire from tracker to a qualified field guide today.

He is particularly good as a birder, and any guest wanting to focus on birding will not be disappointed in his company. He is certainly a standout amongst Timbavati safari guides.

CYNET MONARENG

Field Guide

Cynet joined Kings Camp in 2006 as a senior guide, having worked previously at other lodges in the Kruger region. Cynet’s local roots make him a specialist in the bush, with a diverse wealth of knowledge on the ecology of the region. He is also an accomplished tracker and is often the first guide to track down Africa’s Big 5.

ANNA TINKER

Field Guide

Anna was born in Canada and moved to the UK when she was still a young girl. She came to South Africa to do a Masters in African Studies, fell in love with safaris while she was studying, and never left! She has guided in different areas around the country and loves the diversity of South Africa. When Anna is not guiding she is writing books – some of which have been published. Anna’s enthusiasm for the bush rubs off on her guests when she takes them out to explore the reserve.

REVIEW

Fantastic stay!

Kings Camp was a highlight of our African Safari! Our room was absolutely beautiful and the whole facility was top-notch. The staff were helpful and friendly. The meals were great! Our guide was fun and enthusiastic and our tracker very good. We were so lucky to find all of the ‘Big Five’ and to get so close to these animals. My favorite thing…a filled hot bath waiting for me when we got back from a rainy and cool game drive…with rose pedals scattered about the bathroom…how special!!

sswksq, United States (May 2017)

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