PROTECTING THE PLACES YOU LOVE
For the past 20 years we have been leading guided self drive adventures through the remoter areas of Southern Africa, under founding company Bhejane Adventures. These explorations have taken us to some of the most beautiful places on our planet. Bactrac Adventures is a human-centric collaboration with our team of Guides who have led these explorations. This is our flagship company whose driving force is the protection and conservation of our planet's most vulnerable destinations. We belive that by providing life-changing and transformative experiences for those visiting and living in these spaces, travel and tourism can ultimately protect our planets natural riches and our own natural heritage.
Brainchild of three passionate adventurers: Frank Carlisle, former Wilderness Trails Guide in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve in KZN Province of South Africa, John van den Berg whose background in the field of Chiropractics and ultimately guiding & management in some of Africa's most exclusive and remote lodges & reserves, and Sanana Seforo whose role in the company metamorphasized from the bottom up to partnership through sheer and undiluted passion of the African bush
Having been involved with Black Rhino conservation (anti-poaching, lion research, wildlife and veld management) in the Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park - Frank spent the better part of twenty years guiding, developing and evolving a 4X4 guided self-drive business in Southern Africa while forging partnerships and freindships amongst a network of like-minded individuals in the industry - and this is how John and Frank ultimately began their working relationship.
Having returned home for a backpacking holiday in East Africa - John had found his heartbeat. An experience that profoundly changed his life, resetting his dial to follow a life of guiding, training and managment in some of Africa’s most remote and exclusive wildlife Reserves and Lodges. Fuelled by a love of all things African, his new direction provided access to our continent he had never seen before and the opportunity to share this passion with guests from all over the world.
Enter Sanana Seforo who joined the tourism business in early 2006. The son of a cattle rancher, Sanana's early childhood was spent in the African bush, visiting the family cattle post with his father. Barely able to see over the dashboard of their Nissan bakkie as he bounced around on the seat travelling the hot & dusty roads, Sanana knew from the age of 15 years that travelling through Africa was his destiny.
Working first as a crew hand - pitching tents, loading vehicles and working as a chef’s assistant, Sanana has cooked more meals than most mothers and is a partner in the company he joined all those years ago. As Head of Logistics - Sanana manages the crews, oversees the menu's and purchasing and manages all cross border liaison. He has traversed more dusty roads than he could ever have thought possible and his knowledge of these remote and desolate landscapes is legendary.
Together the camaraderie and respect for one another has turned great working relationships into a thriving business partnership, and the rest is history. Three passionate adventurers committed to protecting the places you love!