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.
Co-owner, founder, guide, experience creator
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.
TOUR COORDINATOR & GUEST SUPPORT
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.
Co-owner, financial manager, tour consultant
Cindy is our General Manager. She has a huge passion for nature, particularly scenic hiking trails and great swimming spots. She has worked in South Africa's adventure tourism industry since 2010. With a portable "braai" and snorkeling gear in her trunk, she's always adventure ready!
GENERAL MANAGER, TOUR COORDINATOR & SUPER GUIDE
Fazlin's journey with Earthstompers started in 2018 when she joined us for an internship program arranged through Tourism Boot Camp. We knew instantly that she would be a great asset to our team. With many years of customer service under her belt, she strikes the perfect balance between personable, timeous and excellent service to our clients. Fazlin enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time with her family and dog-children.
Guest Support & Tour Logistics
Christine is a farm girl from Robertson. She spent 10 years as a wine representative in the Roberston Wine Valley, and her skills and knowledge of wine and farming, come through in her guiding commentary. In 2017 she decided to spread her wings and explore a different occupation, giving her more freedom to travel South Africa and share it with guests from all over the world!
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 😀
Guiding along the Garden Route for over a decade, Gareth knows his way around and loves sharing these special destinations with guests. When he's not on tour he enjoys exploring the outdoors, preferably on his mountain bike. His relaxed, and professional guiding style will have you feeling comfortable and excited for the journey ahead!
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.
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!
Wendy is a seasoned guide, having experienced the dirt roads of Southern Africa on her overlanding days, and showing off Cape Town and the Garden Route in recent years. She is cool and calm, and manages any tour itinerary with ease. With her exceptional knowledge of South Africa and her passion for people, she creates a spectacular tour experience for our guests.
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.
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.