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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.

CYNET MONARENG

Assistant Head 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.

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.

TRACEY BRUTON

Field Guide

Tracey hails from the Eastern Cape Region of South Africa where she spent most of her childhood growing up. She later moved to the Mother City, Cape Town graduating from High School and thereafter studying Nature Conservation and Film and TV Production over a five-year period. Spending the next ten years in Cape Town, Tracey immersed herself in the Film and TV industry producing travel documentaries, live TV shows and youth programmes.

A calling by mother nature and a deep passion lured Tracey out of the glitz and glamour world and she embarked on her life dream of living and working in the African bush. Tracey joined Kings Camp earlier this year as one of our field guides after first completing her Bushwise Field Guide course and working 3 years in the Madikwe and Thornybush Game Reserves.

Tracey is a true naturalist with a love for trail walking in the Wilderness. Her all round bush knowledge and skills make her a top-rated field guide in the industry.
Tracey is also the co-founder of the organization, “Trek for Big Cats” that are actively promoting awareness to conserve the big cats of the world. www.trekforbigcats.com

NEIL COETZER

Field Guide

A born and bred local, Neil has lived his whole life within a stone throw from the world-famous Greater Kruger National Park.

Growing up near the town of Nelspruit in a small village called Waterval Boven, Neil completed his schooling to go on and study Graphic Design in Pretoria.

He very quickly realized that the hustle and bustle of the city was not in his genes, and a U-Turn in careers saw him completing a 3-year diploma in Game Ranging and Lodge Management through Damlin College.

Neil started in his guiding career in the Pilanesberg National Park before moving to the Timbavati and Sabi Sands respectively. Neil joined Kings Camp in 2017 with 7 years’ experience under his belt and from day one has shone. Neil is a superb photographer and is well suited as a guide to guests wanting expert advice on capturing fantastic wildlife photographs. Neil has an active Instagram profile show casing his superb wildlife images and its worth checking out @coetzerneil

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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