Welcome to our site

This is the home of our Bush Trail.  This, is where we share parts of our every day life - of living and working in the African bush, with you.  It would be better if you could see it for your self, however, we'll make use of this site to keep you informed of the seasonal changes, creatures we see and tracks we find.

A true bush trail is unplanned. We go for a walk in the bush, try to keep the noise level down, listen and look carefully.  Everyday or night brings something new, there is always a part of creation we can enjoy and marvel at and we realise, we are blessed to live in Africa.

We are South Africans by birth, but nature lover's by heart and no matter where we travel, we cannot get enough of the diverse ecosystems in our world.  Bushtrail is all about the trails we take through the bush, and by we, I mean mostly the bush walks we take as a family (that being Joshua - the son, Jennie the wife and Pieter the husband) but it also includes friends, family and guests who visit us.

This is an account of how tourism works for conservation and how we live for biodiversity conservation!



Right now, COVID-19 is taking the spotlight here and across the world.


We are working towards achieving a dream - where conservation is practiced wholeheartedly and where tourism works for Conservation.  As such, we use the revenue generated by bookings and tourism related services to fund, as well as provide support in research and conservation. Midlands Reservations - Need a retreat to the countryside of KwaZulu-Natal, explore the Midlands meander and fish its trout dams, visit ancient rock art sites or walk across meadows... contact them. Trail Safaris - walk with a Specialised Knowledge and Skills guide (SKSDG) and learn from years of trailing, tracking and walking safaris... Use this website https://za.trvl.com/ to book accommodation anywhere, this way you get tourism to work for conservation a portion of the revenue you spend goes to us to fund our research.

Hospitality, Travel & Trade - assistance, marketing collaboration and skill transfer programmes. Click if you are an Owner/Manager

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Our Work


Blog Spot

Students in the field

January 25, 2020



More of our work


Case study

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Your Project

Interested in hiring us?
Feel free to download and return our project questionnaire. here