Meet the Wildlife Team

Johan Joubert - Head of Wildlife

Johan is a Veterinarian and has been the Head of Wildlife for the Shamwari Group for over 20 years.

During this period he has been responsible for the development and management all the Shamwari Group properties as well as heading the consulting arm for the Shamwari Group, Shamwari Wildlife






Dr. John O’Brien

John has been with the Shamwari Group as Group Ecologist for many years. Prior to this he had seven years experience as a guide including walking safaris in the Sabi Sand and the Masai Mara.

John has a Masters degree in terrestrial ecology and has aPhD. in Integrated Predator Ecology.



Rodney Visser

Rodney began his career with The South African Police and soon rose the ranks to become the youngest senior officer in command of one of South Africa’s key covert organized crime units. He has completed training with the FBI amongst other international crime-fighting organisations.

Rodney is a wildlife crime specialist and is responsible for all aspects of safety, security and anti-poaching on the Shamwari Group Game Reserves.




Bruce Main

Bruce holds the position of Wildlife Manager in the Wildlife Team. He has been at Shamwari since 1999 & his previous experience includes being a Farm Foreman at Ndabushe, Pilanesberg. Bruce has a Nature Conservation Diploma from Tshwane University of Technology.

Bruce has a passion for conservation and his favourite part of the job is the continuous development of conservation management at Shamwari. Bruce’s favourite quote is "hurry up and wait!"


Megan Sinclair

Megan holds the position of Wildlife Rehabilitation Manager and Veterinary Nurse in the Wildlife Team. She has been at Shamwari since 2014 & studied Veterinary Nursing at Ondersterpoort.

Megan has a passion for making sure that compromised animals are given the best care possible and educating people further about wildlife in South Africa. Megan’s favourite part of the job is working with animals. Her favourite quote is “Live each day to the fullest”.


Faatimah Kader

Faatimah holds the position of Vet and Rehab Assistant in the Wildlife Team. She has been at Shamwari since 2011 & studied Nature Conservation Resource Guardianship at African Global Skills Academy.

Faatimah has a passion for teaching others about the animals and educating guests to the Rehabilitation Centre about ethical rehabilitation practices. Faatimah’s favourite quote is “why frown when it takes more muscles to frown than to smile – so rather smile and be happy. All things happen for a reason. God knows best.”





Anja Truter

Anja has the position of Animal Monitor in the Wildlife Team. She has been at Shamwari since 2005 & her previous experience includes being a Game Ranger at 2 other Private Game Reserves & Student co-ordinator at Shamwari Conservation Experience. She has a National Diploma in Game Ranch Management.

Anja has a passion for rhino! Anja’s favourite quote is "choose a job you love, and you never have to work a day in your life!"

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