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Guide & Photographer &

Graphic Designer

Nerise is our expert guide and photographer, she's been doing it for 11 years after all! She is a qualified field and cultural guide and also did a year advance photography course in Stellenbosch. She's lead many safaris throughout Southern and Eastern African countries. 

She has also worked in Big Five areas, so getting on foot behind more dangerous animals makes her super excited. 

She is also just as comfortable in the ocean with a PADI Divemasters under her sleeve for those Indian Ocean adventures.


She is our graphic designer and can cover all your digital creative needs.

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Happiness manager

Petrus is the Airedale Terrier that accompanies the sisters on many of their scouting trips. He keeps their spirits high and makes everyone happy around him. He is our friend, companion and we just love him. 

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Logistics, Videographer & Bag Maker

Mariska has traveled extensively in Southern Africa with her 4x4. She will keep calm when the going gets tough and know how to change a tyre, clean a filter and charge batteries.


Both sisters lived a year in Botswana in the 90's when it was much rougher than it is now and learned some valuable skills on how to survive in the bush.


Mariska also lived in the US, UK and Italy and has travel widely abroad. For her, good food is always a priority as well as to experience the bush in the most authentic fashion. She loves her small comforts and always try to find the off the beaten track.

She has taken up the skills that she got from our great grandmother, Ouma Pieta, and started making bikepacking bags and accessories. She has a special relationship with her sewing machine and every bag is designed, developed and made by her! And that is how Pieta designs was born.