Ranger Profiles

We look forward to introducing you to our rangers and trackers who will be responsible for all your game viewing activities:

Meet the Team

Darryn Gates

Ranger

Darryn Gates

I grew up on the South Coast of South Africa.
I have been working as a Ranger for the past 5 years, all of which were spent in Zulu Land.
It has been my main aim to work in the Lowveld since I started guiding.
I love the bush and greatly enjoy all the spectacular sightings that Thornybush has to offer.
I mostly enjoy birding and reptiles, and look forward to teaching my guest more about these as they are often overlooked when looking for larger game.
I am very privileged to live out my passion here at Shumbalala Game Lodge and I look forward to spending time with our guests in the bush and sharing my knowledge with them.

Colbert Khoza

Tracker

Colbert Khoza

I was born and raised in Acornhoek in the Mpumalanga Province. As a young boy I was a cattle minder and decided I wanted to do more with my life.
I went to a field school at Londolozi Game Reserve where I was trained as a tracker.
From there I worked at several well known game reserves before coming to work at Shumbalala.
My job is my passion, I really love it and look forward to a great future here!