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OUR TEAM
The original Stomper! Hendrik grew up on the Garden Route, has been guiding since 2003 and running Earthstompers and creating itineraries for many happy guests since 2006. Hendrik has a passion for all things foodie and wine. Pair those with the beach, bush, wildlife, mountains and a braai fire and you have a happy Hendrik. He is a real treat to have on a wine or foodie tour or to help you design an unforgettable South African experience.

Hendrik

Co-owner, founder, guide, experience creator
Chrissy is an American who grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. She has always loved to travel, and now has that travel bug permanently “scratched” by living in and exploring South Africa. Chrissy specializes in the financial affairs of Earthstompers, everything from payments to tour pricing to Forex to accounting. Prior to Earthstompers, she spent many years working for the US Environmental Protection Agency on air quality and climate change.

Chrissy

Co-owner, financial manager, tour consultant
Cindy is our General Manager. She has a passion for South Africa and spends her free time exploring the back roads. She has managed hostels across the country and enjoys giving visitors a unique insight into the beauty and diversity of our country.

CINDY

GENERAL MANAGER & SUPER GUIDE
Our path with Nicolene started when she was helping out part-time at the Earthstompers HQ, but we quickly could not do without her! Known as Mama Nicolene by the team, she takes care of our guides and vehicle logistics, all tours go through her for last checks, she works out Private Tour itineraries AND she even conducts some of our student day-tours. She has many years’ knowledge of the industry and enjoys history, culture & being outdoors. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her friends & doing some gardening or needlework.

NICOLENE

TOUR COORDINATOR & GUEST SUPPORT
Christine is a farm girl from Robertson & lives on her family farm when she’s not travelling the world! She spent 10 years as a wine representative in the Roberston Wine Valley, & her skills & knowledge of wine & farming come through in her guiding commentary. In 2017 she decided to spread her wings & explore a different occupation, giving her more freedom to travel & explore South Africa, which she is very passionate about!

Christine

SUPER GUIDE
Ferne is a bundle of energy. She loves to travel and has guided many kilometers in South- and Southern Africa. She is creative, a great storyteller, and an adventurer at heart. You will have an amazing time exploring our country with her!

Ferne

SUPER GUIDE
Rochelle grew up in the small rural town of Musina, near the Zimbabwean border, where she found a love for South Africa’s inherent beauty as well as having a distinct fondness for climbing baobab trees and braving the Limpopo River. After being in the corporate real estate world for 10 years she found her calling as a tour guide.

ROCHELLE

SUPER GUIDE
Steph is one of Earthstompers' first guides and has been part of our team since 2013! Get your notebook ready! She has amazing knowledge of South Africa's fauna and flora and has impressive skills when it comes to reversing a trailer 😀

STEPH

SUPER GUIDE
Nicole is born and raised in Pretoria. After school she studied a diploma in Culinary Arts, but instead fell in love with guiding. She has worked on the Garden Route since 2007 and splits her time between family, guiding and working in the study abroad space in Cape Town. She is passionate about history and travel, and enjoys the privilege of having the best job in the world.

NICOLE

SUPER GUIDE
Khotso has a colorful life story, having grown-up and lived in various regions across South Africa, mostly working in the youth tourism industry after studying Media & Political Science in Cape Town. He loves to show first-timers the hidden gems and local experiences along the routes we travel and has a particular passion for the Garden Route & West Coast. He will entertain you with interesting stories, historical facts and a great sense of humor.

KHOTSO

SUPER GUIDE