Stephanie Strydom

CEO – My Wildlife SA

What I like most about my work is…

Since I started this company in 2012 and I’ve never looked back. Working with my clients every day is a great pleasure. I am always on standby and always willing to help. Loading animals and being in the veld is my favourite. The expressions of proud clients after the animals are offloaded makes me proud about what we do in the Wildlife Industry. I have an excellent team behind me and we are very excited about the future.

Sport and hobbies include… 

There really is not much time for sports and hobbies but I’ve been playing some Badmintone but only for the fun of it with friends. Can braai qualify as a hobby…?

My favorite quote is…

“What goes around comes around”

My dream is to…

Succeeding in business and expanding. Surviving every day is a challenge alone but we need to stay humble and focus on our goals.

Susan Barkenhuizen

Marketing | Consulting

 

What I like most about my work is…

I just love the outdoors and the Bushveld itself. Meeting clients and working with colleagues everyday makes it feel like we are one big Wildlife family. Being in the veld everyday and when visiting different farms there is always something to learn and advice to be given which makes my work very exciting. I visit Auctions and attend as many Wildlife Chambers as possible to stay informed and on top of my game. I always keep my clients best interest at heart and make sure they receive the best service we can offer.

Sport and hobbies include… 

I think climbing up and down the game vehicles everyday gives me more than enough exercise on a weekly basis. Crossword puzzles is a big hobby of mine and I find it very relaxing.

Travel wishes…

If I could ever be so lucky to travel the world, I will visit Morocco or Italy first!

My favorite quote is…

“When life throws you lemons….make Lemonade!

Edwin de Kok

Boma Manager and Transport

What I like most about my work is…

I have always been an animal lover and working with these magnificent wild animals everyday gives me great pleasure. I always make sure that every animal we work with is as comfortable as possible and I do what I can to keep their stress levels as low as possible, be it during transport or animals standing on boma. Releasing these animals into the wild after their translocation process is the most wonderful feeling.

Sport and hobbies include… 

I gym regularly and like to sketch when I feel like I need some alone time. Music is a great passion of mine so I play the guitar and listen to music every chance I get.

My favorite quote is…

“No man is an island.”

Travel dreams…

My bucket list has some ticks open and if I am lucky enough I would still want to visit China, Iceland, America, Holland and Sweden.

Erika de Kok

Admin | Transport

What I like most about my work is…

Handling all the arrangements for clients and making sure all the documents are in place is a great responsibility in which I take great pride. Each animal or group of animals we work with gets their own profile where we log all critical information about the movement for future reference for our clients. Being on the road and traveling through our beautiful country is a bonus!

Sport and hobbies include… 

I am the mom of the My Wildlife SA family and always spoil everyone with my homemade jams, rusks and chilli sauces. I love to bake and entertain my family and friends.

My favorite quote is…

“Live and let live”

Travel wishes…

Greece ! I need to go to Greece for a fortnight! I just love my Shirley Valentine and would love to visit Greece.