THE SOMERBY TEAM - YOUR FRIENDS IN AFRICA
Somerby Safaris’ dedicated team comprises of highly experienced professional hunters and guides, indigenous trackers and skillful skinners operating under the watchful eye of the owner, Helgard Beukes, better known as “DROM”.
Drom was born and raised on the plains of the Free State Province and hunting has been his passion from a very young age. He started his professional hunting career right after high school and gained a tremendous amount of experience working for one of the top Hunting Companies at the time, before starting his own operation.
Suné was raised on a horse ranch and grew up loving the outdoors and people. Her passion was entertaining the ladies and non-hunters on day trips and tours but since the arrival of Jacobus in August 2012, she is now in the office full time making sure everything is arranged.
Meet the Somerby Safari's Team:
Somerby Safaris' Professional Hunters:
André hails from the Eastern Cape. André has hunted a great deal in South Africa and has also conducted hunts in Zimbabwe, and is particularly adept at hunting Cape Buffalo. André is an incredibly skilful, passionate hunter with a real fetish for kudu hunting!
Charles is a born and bred Kwazulu-Natal boy who discovered his passion for hunting at a very young age. Charles has hunted all over South Africa, as well as in Zimbabwe. Charles has a real affinity for Big 5 hunting, having guided a large number of clients in getting their Big 5 trophies. His enthusiasm for dangerous game hunting is infectious!
PD van den Berg
PD comes from the Free State, where he grew up fishing and hunting. PD is a real asset to Somerby Hunting Safaris, having spent his whole life practicing for what we do. PD loves nature and really enjoys meeting hunters from all walks of life. PD hunts broadly in South Africa and particularly enjoys hunting warthog, kudu and bushbuck.
Janneman was raised in the North-West Province and has a great love for the bush, having grown up in the thick of it. Janneman grew up on the banks of the Vaal River and has a fondness for nature and conservation as a result. Janneman has hunted extensively in South Africa and has also conducted hunts in Namibia and Botswana. Janneman is rather partial to kudu and Cape buffalo hunting.
TJ was born and raised in Mpumalanga and has always loved hunting. TJ is the newest member of Somerby and has a real knack with a bow. TJ loves bowhunting because of the whole process involved – getting so close to the animal and nature – and the thrill just before the release. TJ’s absolute favourite is Tiny Ten hunting, especially klipspringer.
Somerby Safaris Admin Team:
Suné Beukes, Suzanne du Toit & Lindie Prinsloo are here to make sure all the paperwork is done and everything runs smoothly and all your questions are answered.
Suné and Suzanne are in the office full time and Lindie is our full time safari guide. She accompanies the ladies on safari and takes them on day trips and tours.