Safari experts you can trust.

Our love affair with African adventure

We are a leading boutique safari business, driven by purpose and a belief that ecotourism plays a key role in the preservation of our most cherished habitats and species. We curate and host safaris for our guests, allowing them to explore Africa in all her majesty.
We have over 50 combined years of first-hand, on-the-ground professional guiding and African travel experience giving us the in-depth insights and confidence required to craft authentic bespoke safaris and expeditions for our guests.

BHS Safari Company is an established and respected tour operator and ground handler focused on creating adventures on the African continent.
Your Adventure, Our Home
We live the adventure and call it our home. Now you discover where your journey begins. 

Meet the
dream team.

Meet our awesome team...

Brett Horley
Founding Partner
Brett is a private safari guide with FGASA Level III and SKS Birding qualifications. He has an innate ability to identify his guests’ safari dreams and taps into a unique set of resources and private network to make those dreams a reality. He has vast experience across Africa and travels to some of the most unique destinations and habitats in search of the rarest species on (and off) the continent.
James Gilmour
Partner: Marketing & Business Development
James has nearly two decades of marketing and brand building experience which coupled with a deep passion with the Safari industry makes him an exciting addition to the executive team at BHS.
Rosey Marx
Safari Team Leader
Rosey forms a quick and genuine connection with every guest she meets, and instantly builds a relationship based on trust and care. She’s an expert in her field, with decades of experience in the African safari trade, and a personal travel history that adds to her wealth of knowledge. She is incredibly thorough, informed, and brings security and authenticity to every BHS client interaction.
Sahara Gradidge
Safari Consultant
Sahara comes from a family of safari royalty and she carries those roots into her natural ability to tie destinations and experiences together. She’s detail-oriented, organised, and helpful by nature, and she brings a level of conscientiousness to her conversations with guests. Sahara has a genuine and lifelong love for the bush, and she knows exactly what to look for when building an itinerary.
Chloe Cooper
Marketing Manager & Copywriter
Chloë made travelling a priority once she began her career as a Copywriter and realised the value of telling stories and connecting people with wildlife and nature. Her professional and personal passions connected as she embarked on excursions to see the gorillas in Uganda, snorkel in Lake Malawi, climb sand dunes in Namibia, and cross the Okavango Delta in a mokoro. She’s been everywhere with BHS!
Maki Shahali
Safari Consultant
Maki has a passion for travel and connecting with people, and she’s made her career out of combining those two passions. Originally from Paris, she followed her heart to Africa where she has lived, explored, and scuba-dived the continent from Togo to Tanzania and Mozambique. Maki’s extensive travel experience and enthusiasm for wildlife tourism have her exceptionally equipped to book your journey. 
Cecilia Theron - Du Preez
Safari Consultant
Cecilia is a driven professional with a background in graphic design and a passion for nature that led her to a life spent between South Africa’s Lowveld and Mozambique’s sunny shores. She’s engaging with acute attention to detail and is an expert multi-tasker as a mother of two little girls. Cecilia understands the value of time spent away with loved ones and thrives on creating these experiences for her guests. 
As a company, Brett Horley Safaris strives to make a positive impact through our tourism ventures by contributing to creating economic independence for local communities, ensuring that they benefit from our tourism enterprises. Our focus is on buffer zone communities – integrating those people living on the boundaries of wildlife reserves. Socio-cultural sustainability involves promoting authentic cultural exchange and preserving local traditions, whilst encouraging community members to see tourism in a positive light – an opportunity to start their own businesses to service tourists, allowing adults to feel a sense of self-respect, pride and ownership through income generation.
From our base in Hoedspruit, BHS supports the development of youngsters from buffer zone communities to follow careers in conservation, hospitality and tourism. Through education, these young members of the community can become economically active and environmentally responsible citizens of Africa, eliminating the need to poach, reducing the impact of human encroachment, and understanding the impact of habitat loss on biodiversity.
BHS is committed to protecting Africa’s remaining parks and reserves, and to preserving the wilderness habitats that wildlife populations call home, and need in order to survive and thrive.Rampant wildlife poaching, human encroachment, and habitat loss are the three greatest threats to species survival – when an ecosystem has been dramatically altered or destroyed – usually by human activity – it may no longer be able to provide the fundamentals for species to survive.  The preservation of Africa’s remaining wilderness areas including grasslands, woodlands, jungles and wetlands is crucial to preserve the biodiversity of plant and animal life in each habitat.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and each step you take with us preserves our African wilderness and wildlife populations. Through your safari you are contributing directly to the protection of wilderness areas, to anti-poaching efforts, to supporting local communities and most importantly, to protecting biodiversity in Africa. Our commitment and contribution can only be achieved if you, our clients, walk this journey with us.
Explore places and experience moments far beyond your realm by allowing us to connect you to the people and places we know are as passionate and devoted to the bush and her raw potential as we are.
Start an adventure. 
Want to explore Africa, but not sure where to start or who to trust with your dream safari? Setup a free 30-minute consultation with one of our safari specialists.
The podcast
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our Safari network
You can trust BHS to make your safari dreams come true...
24/7 Safari Support
We will be with you every step of the way to ensure a smooth travel experience from the moment you book until you arrive safely home.
Safari Expert Network
When you travel with us, you benefit from our intimate knowledge of people and places, gaining access to a trusted network of safari experts.
SATSA Bonded
You can invest in your dream African experience with full confidence and comfort knowing that we are accredited, experienced, and insured.  
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