A certified and well-experienced tracker and guide, Mariske can be found guiding guests in the Elandsberg Nature Reserve, processing admin at the office, and serving drinks at the restaurant – all in a day’s work. You guessed it, that’s Mariske with an “M” for multitasking ;-)
Born in Worcester, Mariske matriculated at Swartland High School in 2011, and started her first job at Buffelsdrift in Oudtshoorn as part of her Nature Site Guide certification in 2013. After this hands-on introduction to safari tourism, Mariske went on to be a private guide and host at Inverdoorn in Ceres, during which time she was given the opportunity to spend a year at Fathala Wildlife Reserve in Senegal.
In 2019, Mariske decided to add Hospitality Management to her formal training, and after a brief position (as temporary relief manager) at Woodbridge Lodge, found her professional home at BK.