/About Us

It is no secret that we here at White Lion Safaris love what we do and it shows. We are passionate about people and proud of hour hunting heritage.

With over 22 years of experience in the safari hunting industry, you will quickly discover by joining us on safari that is one of the best decisions you ever made.

You can trust White Lion Safaris to produce the most unforgettable hunting experience you will ever embark on.

We are a family owned business that focuses on the smallest of details and demands of each and every one of our customers. It will take no time to feel part of the White Lion Safari’s family.

We are situated 1-hour North of Bloemfontein on a 15 000 acres privately owned ranch with pristine hunting diversity. We have a further 100 000 acres  spread across South Africa with more than 38 huntable species.

The tremendous diversity in the hunting terrain connected with an unforgettable hunting experience will leave you breathless and be wanting more.

Our staff is second to none, from Professional Hunters to professional chefs all trained and passionate about the hunting industry.

Whether you are new to Africa or a veteran, you can count on White Lion Safaris to make it a trip of a lifetime!

Meet the TEAM   

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Looking back at 2017 we can only be blessed with what we have accomplished and more importantly what personal goals our clients have accomplished.

We were fortunate enough to meet some really unique and interesting people from all over the world and needless to say they all left as good friends.

Many are planning a trip back to South Africa for hunting and others side trips with their families.

Whatever it may be, we will be here for you.

White Lion Safari’s Team

/Our Team

Ricus de Villiers

Ricus de Villiers

Owner / Operator

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

Nelia de Villiers

Admin / Logistics

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!

Jaco Wessels

Jaco Wessels

Professional Hunter

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.

Curtis Sagrys

Curtis Sagrys

Professional Chef

Chef Curtis, born 19th July 1990. In Kimberley, completed chef school 2013.

He was lucky enough to be 1 of 2 chefs to be chosen of a class of 21 to represent South-Africa in Yangon Miyanmar Asia at a food gala.

He worked at multiple 4 and 5-star restaurants and hotels across South Africa.

He joined the White Safaris Team in 2015 and enjoys serving their international clients favoured local dishes. 

Matt keever

Matt keever

U.S Operations Manager

 Hunting Africa is a huge passion of mine, I started in my late 20’s as a continuation and growth in my love for hunting game in the United States from the age of 5. 

I grew up chasing Whitetail and dove hunting until one day I took the big leap to head to Africa where I first met the White Lion Family.

I became the U.S. Operations Manager and my role is to assist any of our U.S. clients in every step of the way to fulfilling their dream Safari.

Leon Ressouw

Leon Ressouw

U.S Marketing Agent

Leon Rossouw is a former professional hunter, originally hailing from Zimbabwe. He emigrated to the USA in 2009 and currently resides in Kennebunkport, Maine.

In 2013, Leon founded Due South Expeditions and through a partnership between White Lion Safaris and Due South Expeditions has helped numerous non-profit fundraisers raise critical funds for their causes, and also promotes the importance of responsible and sustainable hunting as an important conservation tool in Africa.

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