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Welcome to Lowveld Trails Co.

The Lowveld Trails Company is proudly leading the revival of holistic nature based experiences through industry-leading Walking Safaris, Trails Guide Courses, Mentorship and Assessments.

our services
MENTORSHIP

Log hours and dangerous game encounters under an experienced mentor on a Primitive Trail. Read more about our unique Mentorship Trails.

TRAILS

Our authentic Walking Safaris are leading the revival of holistic nature based experiences in southern Africa. Read more about our exciting Trails.

COURSES

We offer three FGASA accredited courses including the ultimate Trails Guide Course. Read more about our life-changing Courses.

ASSESSMENTS

We’re an experienced team of FGASA assessors that specialise in ARH and Trails Guide assessments. Read more about our selection of Assessments.

TRAIL NOTES – ABSTRACTS FROM A TRAIL GUIDE'S NOTEBOOK
Primitive ‘Yoga’ Trail

Connect with nature in it's purest form during a Primitive Trail which incorporates yoga and meditation (twice daily) over Full Moon. Our practice… Read More

Holistic Trails Guiding

The six aspiring trails guides cross-check equipment and each load a neatly compressed pack onto their back. There will be… Read More

Primitive ‘Storytelling’ Trail

Being able to tell stories is an invaluable skill for all Trails Guides. It’s how you create a connection with… Read More

MEET OUR GUIDES & COURSE FACILITATORS
Brenden Pienaar
Brenden Pienaar

Brenden has been conducting multi-day trails in the Greater Kruger National Park for the past fifteen years. In conjunction with a BTech Nature Conservation and MSc Ecology, Brenden has achieved the FGASA Specialist Knowledge & Skills (SKS) qualifications for Dangerous Game and Birding. He is a qualified Tracker Level 3 (CyberTracker) and enthusiastic botanist.

Brenden’s relevant field experience (incl. > 11 000 walking hours) has acquainted him with the biological diversity and ecological processes of the Lowveld Savanna exceptionally well. It is based on this experience and knowledge that he acts as assessor for CATHSSETA & FGASA.

Brenden’s calm nature and ability to interpret the inter-connectedness of the natural environment makes him a popular trail leader. He deeply values the concept and philosophy of wilderness and it’s associated attributes.

Wayne Te Brake
Wayne Te Brake

Wayne is a Wilderness Trails Guide with more than 15 years of experience in the Nature Conservation and Field Guiding industry. Along with his degree in Nature Conservation, he has obtained the FGASA Specialist Knowledge & Skills (SKS) Dangerous Game and Birding qualification as well as the Tracker Level 3 through CyberTracker. Wayne is a registered CATHSSETA and FGASA assessor.

Over the last number of years, the majority of his time has been spent leading Backpack Trails in the Kruger National Park. With the advent of Lowveld Trails Company, Wayne’s focus has shifted to guiding Primitive Trails and training young Trails Guides in the Private Nature Reserves bordering the Kruger National Park.

Wayne has a calm and relaxed nature, which rubs off on clients and students, making him a popular guide and trainer. With his deep Wilderness connection, and a special interest in tracking and botany, time spent with him in the bush is always rewarding.