Johann is a veteran in South African conservation circles and is well known for his valuable contributions made towards environmental education, training field guides and various other conservation awareness successes over the years.

After attaining a Diploma in Game Ranch Management he went on to qualify himself as an specialist nature guide followed by a 25 year long career in conservation that led him to leave tracks in the Sabi Sands, Madikwe and Kapama Game Reserves and in later years becoming a well respected trails ranger in the Kruger National Park. Following a stint as concession warden in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve Johann officially retired from the commercial guiding scene in 2017 to head African Bush Training as principle trainer and student mentor. Johann is also one of the founders and Managing Director of the ‘International Students Conservation Initiative’ or better known as the ISCI.

Johann’s credentials speaks for itself: