Gerhard ‘Guts’ Swanepoel

Position: Guest Workshopleader
Photo Safari: Migration with Pangolin Safaris

Guts has been running guided photo safaris around Southern Africa since 2002. In that time has managed to cover a staggering 1.2 million kilometers in his incredibly trustworthy Land Rover “Gutsy”. That experience combined with a degree in Adventure Tourism and a stint in the South African army’s elite photo reconnaissance unit has positioned Guts as one of the most sought after guides of his generation.

Guts is based in Kasane in the Chobe region on a permanent basis. He is responsible for all operations and guiding activities. His boundless enthusiasm for the African bush and his easygoing teaching style mean that our guests return time and time again. Guts is the current Botswana Wildlife Photographer of the Year.