Ben Bezuidenhout
Ben Bezuidenhout
Ben Bezuidenhout
Discover the area's past, the importance of the river, hear the stories, the horror of the train bridge disaster, make your own peace and an offering to the river people, swim with us, go tubing, jump off the cliff into the pool, get tickled by a Sandelia, or simply paddle amongst the rocks and the running water, experience a walk through timeless valley bushveld, feel the brooding atmosphere of the area. For refreshments, sample bush cuisine cooked over a fire in the pots of yesteryear. We can package a tour to suit you. One thing for sure you will never forget your tour of the Blaauwkrantz. Your host and guide Ben Bezuidenhout a person of many talents and tremendous experience.....


Ben Bezuidenhout was educated at Chaplin School in Rhodesia and comes from a family of hunters stretching way back to the Nineteenth Century. He graduated as a teacher and was the youngest principal in the country. He later received a diploma in Field Ecology and was in charge of the Environmental Bush School at Mushandike National Park. In South Africa he was Principal Nature Conservation Officer in charge of Environmental Eduction and developed and ran the very successful Field Study Centre at Loerie Dam Nature Reserve in the Port Elizabeth area. After 35 years in Nature Conservation Ben has educated over 65 000 children in basic environmental education. He was also principally involved in the research of the endangered Oribi antelope, the type species originating in the Eastern Cape. He was instrumental in the development of the Round Hill Oribi Nature Reserve at Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. Having worked for over twenty-five years in the Blaauwkrantz area around Grahamstown he is steeped in environmental knowledge of the area and is well suited to guide you the tourist through this awesome country side. A person of many talents and interests educator, conservationist, tourist guide, runner, musician, actor and story teller, Ben lives with his wife Norma in Grahamstown.

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