Ricus De Villiers
After being introduced to hunting by my father at age 5, I had a passion for wildlife, hunting and the outdoors.
This sculpted the foundation of a dream and desire to become a conservationist and professional hunter in Africa.
In the year 2004, this dream became a reality when I founded White Lion Safaris as a hunting and photographic safari operation right here in beautiful South Africa.
Nelia De Villiers
Born a city girl, I didn’t know an Impala from a Nyala before I married Ricus. I am pleased to say that things have improved since then I am the ‘Jill of all trades’ at White Lion Safaris’, making sure that the staff have what they need to do their job and helping out with admin and supply logistics.
When I am not driving Mom’s taxi, I make unique jewellery from spent bullet casings.
I am truly blessed to be a part of a team dedicated to making clients part of the White Lion family!
He was born and raised in a hunting family who still hunts actively for meat every year.
He loves the outdoors, wildlife, long range shooting and the company of good friends around campfires.
Started working for White Lion Safaris in 2014 and still going strong, he loves what he does and really enjoys guiding clients and showing them our beautiful diverse country, South Africa.
Ben is our most experienced professional hunter at White Lion Safaris.
He has extensive experience in hunting dangerous and plains game in various African countries.
He is a humble man with a wonderful personality. His experience and skill speak for themselves and all our clients that had the privilege to hunt with Ben can attest to that.
Head Of Marketing
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Reach out to me utilizing the information below and I will be more than happy to answer any questions or provide any information you may require to help you along the way!
I look forward to hearing you and personally assisting you
Head Lodge Chef
Othniel is a world class chef, and we are extremely proud to present his meals to our hunters.
He takes absolute pride in his work and you can rest assured that your every culinary need will
Be catered to during your stay with us. From the best venison dishes to the most creative and decadent
desserts and plates. He is well experienced in catering to all preferences, dietary restrictions and
‘’Food brings people together on many different levels. Its nourishment of the soul and body, it’s truly love.’’
Deriving from a small village in Zimbabwe, Othniel (Ottie) and Precious joined our White lion family in 2017.
Precious is our head of housekeeping and lodge management. During your stay, Precious assures that you
Have a brilliantly clean room, laundry done daily and every little details catered to make your stay comfortable with us.
Precious is a valuable member of our team and we are proud of the work she does behind the scenes.
‘’A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man’s life as it is in a book.’’