ABOUT HOWARD GEACH
Qualified cultural and nature guide.
Born and raised in Johannesburg.
Graduated from Wits with degree in Mining - 1981. Won Rand Pioneers prize for best mining student.
Worked as technical guide for Crown Mines mining museum (Gold Reef City)
After graduating he joined Anglo American Corporation and spent the 1980s at various major mines in SA and Namibia, Premier Diamond Mine, Western Deep Levels and Consolidated Diamond Mines
Wilderness guide with Wilderness Leadership School from 1980 and onwards in various reserves: Pilanesberg, Timbavati, Nylsvlei.
In 1991 Howard left mining to join Conservation Corporation Africa, as a co-founder and board member. Spent the decade growing CCA into a major leader in developing and marketing luxury lodges throughout Africa. Phinda, Ngala, Tswalu, Kitchwa Tembo and Ngorogoro Crater Lodge.
In 1998 he left CCA and went to Mozambique to work on re-establishing Reserva Especial do Maputo.
He is on the management board of the South China Tiger re-wilding project in the Northern Cape.
He is a dedicated guide and people person who enjoys sharing our wonderful country.
Likes: Safaris, walking trails, guiding, JHB story, enjoys rugby and playing squash. His interests include geology, palaeo-anthropology, history and the ‘stories behind the history’.
His major mentors and influencers of his approach to the wilderness are Doctor Ian Player and former Natal Parks Board ranger Jim Feely.