Outfitters / Professional Hunters

Johan Van Zyl

Outfitter / Professional Hunter
Johan was born into a hunting family. He joined his father on an elephant hunt at the age of seven and that is where his love to hunt big game began. He has been hunting for the last 48 years and has gathered a vast knowledge in all aspects of hunting. Johan is a perfectionist when it comes to hunting and is a registered big Game P.H

Hardus Van Zyl

Outfitter / Professional Hunter
Born and raised in the Free State province of South Africa, Hardus has answered the irresistible call for hunting and the outdoors. He joined his father on his first lion hunt at the tender age of nine. Since then Hardus has had a passion for pursuing the big game cats of Africa. After Hardus received a Degree in Law and Business Psychology in 2010 at theNorth West University of South Africa he joined the Cabassa team. Since then he has guided majority of our buffalo, leopard and lion hunts in both South Africa and Mozambique.

Professional Hunters / Film

Kyne Edwards

Professional Hunter
Kyne is 4th generation African hunter and an ardent animal conservationist. He has hunted trophy plains game and dangerous game with some of the biggest international names in the business for over a decade. He is well known for making each hunting experience a unique totally rewarding one. Kyne joined Cabassa Safaris in 2018 to lead the Professional Hunting team in Mozambique and is a highly valued member of the team with his boundless energy, off beat sense of humour and experience.

FJ De Koker

Professional Hunter
In 2010 JF completed his professional hunting course and thereafter in 2011 he completed his degree in Tourism and Geography at Potchefstroom North West University. He did his apprenticeship in the heart of the Kalahari in South Africa where he learnt valuable skills. Between 2017 and 2018 JF spent time in a photographic concession in the beautiful Okavango Delta in Botswana. Wild, ethical and sustainable hunting is what he strives for.

Michael Willis

Professional Hunter
Michael is a true outdoors man and is a passionate bowhunter. In 2009 Michael received a degree in international trade and Marketing; later that year he completed his Professional Hunters course. He helps Cabassa Safaris on a regular basis and is a great asset to the company.

Kolby Edwards

Mutambo Films
Kolby Edwards is the founder of Mutambo Films a film company intended to shed light on the tradition of hunting and to document the trials and tribulations of conservation in the heart of Africa. Allow Mutambo Films to document your Safari and you'll be leaving Africa with your very own personal documentary.

Camp Staff

Cabassa Kitchen

Chef's

South Africa / Mozambique
Japhet and Mark have proven time and time again to be a great asset to Cabassa Safaris. They are a wonderful combination together and often their laughter is heard coming from the kitchen at the camp fire. Mark can turn any ingredient into a beautiful home cooked meal and Japhet's smile can brighten anyones day.
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Trackers and Skinners

South Africa / Mozambique
Without our trackers and skinners we would simply be lost in the dust. All our trackers are highly skilled in the pursuit of plains and dangerous game and have senses that are unexplainably powerful. Our skinners will make sure to preserve your hides and trophies to the highest quality standard.
Cabassa Butlers

Buttlers

South Africa / Mozambique
Our Buttlers will answer to ever call ensuring you have clean clothes neatly folded on your bed each night, coffee and tea in a moments notice and a cold beer and cigar waiting for you back at camp.

In The Office

Annette

Annette Van Zyl

Financial / Lodge Manager
Annette and Johan have been married for 38 years. Annette pursued a career as a Financial clerk and later became a Financial Manager at Case International. Annette has been our financial guru and manager of our home base lodge since 1999.
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Lukas and Wiehan Van Der Merwe

Tour Operators
Lukas and his son, Wiehan manage and operate the tours for Cabassa Safaris. Lukas owns a beautiful farm in the Baviaanskloof Mountains.