We believe that if you dare to dream and never deviate, your stars align and one’s present state shifts to form your new future. That is why a childhood dream of starting a safari company for as long as we both can remember brought my Husband and I together in 1999.

I was a river guide on the Vaal River and he an instructor for Robbie Herreveld Kayaking School. With our love for white water, rafting and kayaking, it was not long before we both instructed kayaking schools for Robbie. We realized that we were a dynamic team with the same dreams and passions. In 2001 I was selected to represent South Africa at the Worlds Freestyle championships in the Pereniese Mountains in Sort (Spain) while I was concentrating heavily on paddling, Danie expanded on his Fly fishing guiding, and ended up becoming a sponsored fly-fishing guide for Costa Del Mar eye apparel and gear.

In 2004 Ten3 Safaris was born, based in Parys on the Vaal River in the Free state. Young excited and the world to conquer, we began our journey as husband and wife following our life long passion together. We ran a fantastic small company for 6 years and realized that in order for us to grow we would need a venue and destination, we travelled high and low searching for the perfect area, one that resonated with our hearts, and so it came to be that we settled in 2012 in the small town of Weenen, the perfect place for the next leg of our dream to become a reality. We developed our First Tented camp along the Banks of the Bushman’s river, running a small personal Safari operation was an incredible experience.

Yet it was time for more, something a lot bigger and more challenging, the perfect opportunity presented itself in the Northern Cape and we grabbed it with both arms and made the big move up here to start up a family orientated Holiday destination. Something quite different from what we had originally envisaged ourselves doing, but that’s the beauty of life. Opportunity presents and you have to see the gap and take it.
So Kalahari River & Safari Company has come to be, and this is yet another incredible journey for us.

Our Accommodation options

Our Adventure Activities