the team

Welcome to Isambane Camp

General Manager & Field Guide

Ivone Smith

All the way from Spain as a Graphic designer in 2017 I came to South Africa to take a break from the city life and from that day on I am proud to call South Africa home. I fell in love with all the creatures you can find here and of course through guiding I can expand and share the love of Nature and knowledge with the world.

Assistant Manager & Field Guide

Alex rausch

I have always loved nature, and the African bush is the perfect place to explore these interests. After studying Zoology in the UK, I decided to venture into a more practical and education-based aspect of nature conservation, and have found my calling within the guiding world!

Field Guide

Jed bartie

I have always been in awe of the African bush and am constantly inspired by its beauty. I am drawn to the bush for its unpredicability with no two days being the same. I love to share my passion and knowlede with others, and cannot see myself doing anything else!

Field Guide

Angela riley

Mother Nature is my greatest teacher. I am inspired by nature every day to create and learn more. My passion has always been about the natural world and capturing its beauty through photographs. There is never a dull moment out in the bush and I love sharing this part of the world with people through guiding.

Our small camp hero

Eunita Mokgalaka

I am from Phalaborwa, I have been in the bush for a year and a half. I was situated here in the bush because of work opportunity and as the time goes one I have become inspired by it's beauty. I have started to love animals and all the living things. I did learn more as I have experienced and I would like to share this with people all over the world so that maybe one day they will be like me and fall in love with Nature.

Founders of Isambane


Martin is a qualified FGASA Field Guide and MD of Isambane. Silvia is a qualified Biomedical Analyst and Yoga Instructor. Our passion is conservation working in unison toward the common goal of true South African hospitality at a home away from home in the bush. Just over a year ago, our intention of offering unparalleled adventures to guests from all over the globe, underpinned by great service, became the foundation of the Isambane philosophy.