Frede Benade

Wildlife Monitor: Manyoni Private Game Reserve

I have always been at my happiest in the outdoors – working with animals on a day-to-day basis. I grew up on the coast of South Africa in a town called George where a deep-set love was born for the ocean and mountains. I finished studying Conservation Ecology in 2015 followed by a year working in Pretoria. I came to the conclusion that I needed to be closer to nature and resigned after 11 months. At the beginning of November 2016, I made my way to Zululand for the first time and fell in love with the bush and all its wonders. I haven’t looked back since.