Brenden has been conducting multi-day trails in the Greater Kruger National Park for the past seventeen years. In conjunction with a BTech Nature Conservation and MSc Ecology, Brenden has achieved the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) Professional Trails Guide qualification and FGASA Specialist Knowledge & Skills (SKS) qualifications for Dangerous Game and Birding. He is a qualified Tracker Level 3 (CyberTracker), and has achieved Level 3 in Mantracking.
Brenden still actively conducts Backpack Trails in Kruger National Park, but has become passionate about facilitating ‘Primitive Trails’ & Trails Guide Courses for Lowveld Trails Co. His relevant field experience (incl. > 12 000 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 SASSETTA, 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.