Meet The Team

Ben Fouche
Ben grew up on a farm near Pretoria in South Africa. He always had a keen interest in nature as a youngster. From school days he joined adventure groups. Ben is a keen hiker, fly-fisherman and avid birder.
Rihann has been birding for the last 30 years. He is working as an Avifaunal (Birds) Specialist and Global Information System (GIS) technician. He is one of the top birders in the country when it comes to identification of birds.
John Baker
John has been actively involved in anti-poaching and as a ranger and later as an instructor. He is also a master storyteller of African experiences, funny, serious, sometimes sad, but all with a lesson to be learned from Africa.
Themba Mthembu
Themba is a registered bird guide, trained by BirdLife South Africa and operating along the famous Zululand Birding Route. He has in depth local knowledge of the Zulu people, the culture, the birds, wildlife and history.
Tour Operator South Africa
Samson was trained as a nature guide and specialised in bird guiding, accredited by Birdlife South Africa in 2004. He is a an experienced birder and will make your trip unforgettable. Registration Number: LP 1267
Tim Cockcroft
Tim Cockcroft has had an enthusiasm and passion for birds since the age of 9. Along with this came an interest in bird calls. Tim was more curious as to what sound a bird made, as to which bird was making a particular sound.
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Outdoor Heartbeat (Pty) Ltd is a South African based tour operator. We offer unique and exciting guided birding and nature tours with various durations from 1 day to longer tours. Our tours are filled with highlights, adventure and memories. Our guided tours are designed by the best qualified, experienced and active guides in their fields to ensure extreme customer satisfaction.

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