PRIVATE KRUGER SAFARIS
PKSAFARIS (Pty) Ltd Registration no: 2016/160304/07
Guides at PKSafaris
Let us be your guides in the African Bush
"What can I say my love and passion for the bush must be shared with everyone willing to explore the African Bush.
We here at Private Kruger Safaris does not have a job but a lifestyle...
I have been in the bush working as a nature and field guide since 2002 in Kruger National Park, before that I was working in Volkskas Bank as an Investment broker but quickly relished my passion lied elsewhere. Working with international guests and showing them the beauty and amazing wildlife of our region is what I was born for.
Photography plays a huge role in my daily life and as an enthusiastic wildlife and wedding photographer and gladly share my work with everyone.
Various photographs and Video clips taken by Bernhard has been published and show on National Geographic and Discovery TV many newspapers and TV programs.
I have been involved in Training anti-poaching Rangers via SAWC South African Wildlife College in South African and Angola. It is very important to understand the dangers from both sides animals and humans when traveling in the bush on foot.
My Brother Hennie Bekker and I has created PKSafaris and so far it is a huge success story with many a traveler taken on safari in the Kruger National Park. Arno Pietersen and Quintin van der Merwe is our permanent guides is a old college of mine and we have been working together to expand the excellent service and safari products we have to offer in Kruger Park.
As the younger brother of Bernhard Bekker he has the same passion for the bush and started to join Private Kruger Safaris as the co-owner on drives with Bernhard when they do Over night safari when staying in the Kruger park.
The photography bug has bitten him badly and he can sit for hours to photograph a subject until he is satisfied.
Hennie does have his own chemical supplying business in Hazyview as well but are focused on the Safaris company full time.
He has a deep routed passion for wildlife and a very good understanding of animals behavior inherited from his parents that took the boys to Kruger Park from a very young age.
He is a friendly and very helpful hand to have on safari and not a bad cook as well if needed.
"I hope to see you on safari with us soon and to show you the best Kruger has on offer."
Hennie's roll in PKSafaris is to look after the fleet of vehicles and he handles most of the logistics in the company. When you love what you do nothing is really work its a pleasure.
"I grew up in a very small place far from cities and crowds on a farm area. I started to take an interest in wildlife/animals long before I reached the age of 15. After school I started studying animals and did my diploma on animal health through the University of Pretoria and completed my Nature Guiding Studies in 2006.
I have been working/guiding since 2006 late September in the Bela Bela area in reserves such as Mabula Game lodge whereupon I returned in 2008 to the lowveld, longing for the Kruger National Park. I have been working in the park from 2009 till present doing Guiding and very soon fell in love with photography.
I have about 17 000 hours on safari now and a well stacked portfolio on wildlife photo’s including my famous Kudu Leaping Photo. It was published at first on my Facebook page where it went viral and reached 11 000 likes and 7000 Shares on social media within 48 hours.
Media establishments all over the globe contacted me to have it published and even CNN wanted to have an interview with me on it. I was lucky as the famous French Traveling magazine called “La Figaro” published it on two whole pages via the Company called Greatstock Media.
Being exposed to wildlife form the age of 18 months, my love for nature and wildlife has been part of me for as long as I can remember. Over many years of visiting Kruger National Park with my family on a regular basis, I decided to become a professional guide and qualified in 2011. Since then I worked in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Timbavati Private Game Reserve and now Kruger National Park. I knew that I wanted, and needed to spend most of my time amongst the incredible wildlife Africa has to offer, and photographing them is one of the ways I capture all these memories and moments from running away.
I am a very passionate Wildlife Photographer and I am constantly looking for new, interesting and incredible moments to photograph. I have a lot of appreciation for everything, from the biggest to the smallest creature in Africa, as well as how everything in Nature works in a perfect balance.
Join me on a Photographic Safari in Kruger National Park and let me help you "Capture Africa", and let's make your African dream come true. I believe that: Everyday spent in the African Wilderness is a good day, but some days are just better than others.