Great Guides


Meet Charlie.

Our go-to-guide for our guests visiting Cape Town and surrounds, Charlie leads small groups in his quality vehicle and interprets the city’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. He will introduce guests to the amazing art, food and wine and even gets them to the great shopping destinations! His knowledge of the winelands is excellent.

We are privileged to have Charlie Ratcliffe as our accredited Cape Town guide. Charlie grew up in Cape Town and is incredibly knowledgeable about its history and geography. From an early age, Charlie was lucky to travel – his parents explored southern Africa with their kids in tow! Charlie qualified with a diploma in nature conservation and went on to work as a game ranger in the Timbavati adjacent to Kruger National Park. He has since done a Masters Degree at the University of Cape Town specialising in key farmland bird species. Charles has a keen interest in birding, fly-fishing, wine and photography. He is married with two kids.

David Rogers

Meet David.

David Rogers is one of the most experienced photo guides in Africa and has been running workshops since 2005. He started writing and travelling in Africa in the 1980s for Readers Digest and went on to work as an assistant editor at Getaway magazine, which took him throughout the region by foot, car, microlight, boat and bicycle. He has plenty of stories to tell from this time. David also photographed for Africa Geographic and produced seven books in the Safari in Style Series as well as numerous cover stories for this prestigious publication. David is a generalist photographer and is particularly interested in landscapes and animals in their environments. In addition to leading photographic trips, he still works as a commercial photographer specializing in lodges, architecture and food. David lives in Cape Town with his family and also runs private photographic tours in his home town.

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Meet Ken and Michelle.

Ken and Michelle Dyball are two outstanding photographic guides based in Kenya who we highly recommend to our clients not only for their great imagery but also because of their relaxed and pleasant personalities. Originally from Australia, they spent 20 years in the studio photography industry before moving to Africa to pursue their dreams. They have worked in Kenya for more than 10 years and managed some of the finest camps in the country. They have won multiple awards in the Nature’s Best African Photography Awards and won black and white awards in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year among many other awards. They are both extremely hard working photographers and share their knowledge easily.

2016 – Nature’s Best Photography Windland Rice International Awards

  • Africa – Highly Honored

2016 – Nature’s Best African Photography Awards

  • Wild Cats of Africa – Runner up

2015 – Nature’s Best Photography Windland Rice International Awards

  • Landscape – Highly Honoured

2015 – Nature’s Best African Photography Awards

  • Mammals of Africa – Highly Honoured

2014 – Nature’s Best Photography Windland Rice International Awards

  • African Wildlife – Highly Honoured

2014 – National Geographic – Book – Getting Your Shot

  • Image Contribution

2010 – BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards

  • Black & White – Highly Honoured