Why choose Tailor-made tours?

At Rockjumper we offer both Scheduled and Tailor-made tours. If you are looking for flexibility and the option to customise your own tour, the Tailor-made route is exactly what you are looking for. See below for more detailed information.

 

By choosing to set up a customized tour with our Tailor-made tours team, you get to:

  • Travel on the exact dates that suit you;
  • Travel at the time of year that best suits you;
  • Travel with family, friends or tour participants with whom you would like to have with you on your adventure;
  • Travel at your own pace;
  • Travel with the Tour Leader of your choice. This can be a Rockjumper Tour Leader or a local, country-based guide;
  • Travel within your personal budget, your accommodation type can be arranged from luxurious to budget or a mix;
  • Customize your tour based on a combination of your specific interests, whether it be hardcore, fast-paced birding, mopping up the last few species in a country,  or a more casual, slow-paced and relaxed birding tour, photography, culture, music, wine, botany, butterflies, herps, geology, diving, hiking, our Tailor-Made tours team can put you in position to explore all of these and more.

Our Tailor-made tours team is extremely flexible and knowledgeable, sharing a passion for setting up private, custom designed tours.

 

Our team members are highly qualified and experienced professionals, with Heinz and Rynart jointly holding well over a decade of guiding experience between them. Including Candice and Sue, our Rockjumper Operations Experts, they are proud to have more than 40 years of experience between them in the tourism industry. Heinz’s overall birding, general wildlife and ecological knowledge, coupled with the extensive zoological and botanical knowledge of Rynart, and Candice and Sue’s remarkable knowledge and experience in setting up any kind of tour imaginable, across the planet, certainly ensures that you are in the best possible hands when you choose to put together a Tailor-made tour with Rockjumper.

Meet Rockjumper’s Tailor-made Tours Team

 
Rynart Bezuidenhout

Rynart Bezuidenhout

Rynart was brought up in the small town of Pietermaritzburg. Having always been adventurous, he started travelling immediately after completing his schooling, spending a number of years traversing continental Europe and the United Kingdom. His passion for the bush and conservation led to Rynart returning to his beloved South Africa in order to follow his dream of becoming a professional Field Guide whilst studying for a degree in Botany and Zoology. He has spent the last 6 years guiding throughout Southern Africa, further growing his passion for birding, wildlife and conservation.

 

Rynart’s other interests include fishing, book collecting and gardening.

 

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Heinz Ortmann

Heinz Ortmann

Heinz has been guiding for Rockjumper for the past six years and has guided in 15 different countries on the African continent, as well as having lead several trips to Madagascar. He was fortunate to have parents and extended family that love the outdoors and some of his earliest memories were of visits to some of South Africa’s most famous reserves such as Hluhluwe-iMfolozi and iThala in Zululand. As long as he can remember he has had an interest in nature in general with this interest resulting in him building up of knowledge of birds, mammals, butterflies and reptiles across Africa, amongst many other interests such as photography, sports, wine and butterfly collecting.

 

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Candice Jack

Candice Jack was born in Pietermaritzburg and has lived here most of her life. After completing her studies in Hotel Management, Candice moved to the United Kingdom to further her adventurous travel spirit. Having travelled widely, she returned home and has spent the last 12 years working as a travel consultant. Candice is part of our Hilton team in South Africa where she meticulously handles her vital role in Rockjumper’s Operations department.

 

 

Sue Anderson

Sue Anderson was born and educated in Zimbabwe. Her love for travel began in Harare while working as a radio operator for an international airline. Sue crossed the border and moved to South Africa in 1981 where she worked at a private game reserve, before settling in for a rewarding career with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and Birdlife South Africa furthering Sue’s love for conservation. Several years at the Oribi Gorge Hutted Camp on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast sparked her interest in birding, and in 2009 she joined Rockjumper. Sue currently resides in the United Kingdom, where she plays a critical role in our Operations department.

 

 

INTERESTED IN A TAILOR-MADE BIRDING TOUR

Our Tailor-made Tours Team is extremely flexible and knowledgeable,
not only on birds and birding but also on a number of other subjects.