Meet the Team

  • What’s your name?

Russel Raubenheimer

  • What role do you fill & how long have you been at Buffelsdrift?

I am a field guide and I’ve been here for 3 months.

  • What are your interests outside of work?

Hiking, playing golf, watching sport like rugby, soccer, cricket and tennis. Road trips, hanging out with friends and family.

  • Where did you grow up?

George, Western Cape

  • What has been your favourite experience or sighting on the Buffelsdrift reserve?

The Elephant Experience, Cheetah Sighting and seeing a klipspringer run of a vertical cliff.

  • What is your top tip for anyone coming to Buffelsdrift? (Anything really… waterwise tips, food recommendations, sightings, etc).

My top tip would be to do the Elephant Experience, a Bush safari, the Meerkat safari & the Free-Roaming Cheetah Experience.

  • Are you more interested in birds or animals? If so, what is a favourite you’ve seen on the reserve?

I am more interested in animals, and my favourite is the Cheetah

  • Which experience would you highly recommend doing while at Buffelsdrift?

The Free-roaming Cheetah Experience

  • What does living and working in the Karoo mean to you? (What’s the best part of being in the Karoo?)

The best part is that I can experience wildlife close to home. 

  • If you could travel to any place in the world, were would it be and why?

Hawaii, I have always wanted to go to a tropical island and this one stands out for me.