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About Earthstompers

Earthstompers Adventures is an award-winning South African tour company, established in 2006. We specialise in tours of the Garden Route & Addo Elephant National Park, with scheduled group tours departing every Monday and Friday from Cape Town. We also provide private tours - perfect for school or university groups, family vacations, honeymoons or small group travel. Earthstompers is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Hendrik & Chrissy Human.

Where it all began…

Hendrik was studying at Stellenbosch College in 2001 and had an assignment to write a business plan for a new tourism company. Being a Mossel Bay boy at heart, he decided to write a business plan for an adventure tour company offering trips along the Garden Route.

After university, and a few years of guiding for other tour companies, Hendrik decided to put that business plan to work. That's when he founded Earthstompers Adventures in 2006. In those early days, it was just Hendrik and his trusty blue VW bus!

Chapter two

The second chapter in Earthstompers’ history began in 2012. Chrissy came from her home in Kansas City, United States as a tourist…fell in love…and decided to stay in South Africa. Chrissy quickly took over the business affairs of Earthstompers, including the financials, website, social media, and scheduling. Gone are the days of Hendrik’s hand-written calendars and boxes full of receipts!

These days, Hendrik & Chrissy operate Earthstompers together, along with the best office support team & group of guides you will find on the Garden Route.

Our Team 

Hendrik & Chrissy

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.


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.



Earthstompers super guides

Stephanie is our senior guide and a real expert on the flora and fauna in South Africa. It is a pleasure to go on a game drive in Addo Elephant Park with her – bring a notebook! She is also an expert in maneuvering a big bus with a trailer.


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.


Ferne is full of energy & very passionate about our country & culture. You are guaranteed to have fun while learning and seeing amazing things on tour. She enjoys nature, hiking, a good glass of wine & her big dream is to live on a self-sustainable farm. Ferne also does walking tours in the city of Cape Town when she is not on the road with Earthstompers.


Super Guide
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!


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.


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.