Hendricks, Michael John

Contact Number 1: +27 82 447 2946

Contact Number 2: +27 11 828 1414

Email: miedricks@absamail.co.za

Qualification: FET Certificate in Tourist Guiding: NQF 4 Culture; Kruger National Park; Voortrekker Monument, Battle Fields (KZN), BA Honours (Industrial Psychology)

Provinces/Site: National

Type (Culture / Nature / Both): Culture & Nature

Badge Number: GP 5696

Speciality: Designing Tours, Kruger NP, Battle Fields

Languages: Afrikaans, English, understand spoken Dutch

Guide Profile

After being retrench I decided to put my knowledge gained as an ex Sanparks Honorary Ranger to use and I qualified myself as a Tourist Guide through Drumbeat Academy. I am a stickler for great Customer service and I hate sloppiness. I have been designing tour itineries since 1982 and my focus is on the international tourist. I met these through referrals by friends and past Guest. I then accompanied them on their memorable tours which they thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated.

I am a holder of a BA Honours degree in Industrial Psychology so I am fully conversant with group dynamics. I am able to think on my feet and am able to confront any situation as it arises.

I started designing tour itineries in 1982 and leading small groups across South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Zambia. I was also fortunate to lead groups to international destinations on a few occasions. These were a few to London, and then to Yemen.

My in-bounds Guests were mainly from very influential persons (VIP’s) from universities across the USA, Germany, UK, and Europe which includes The Netherlands, The Vatican, Rome, and Kazakhstan. I also had groups from Africa.

I am able to use humour when and where appropriate and get my Guests to relax as soon as we meet. Over the years I was able to develop a network of magnificent contacts in most places across South Africa where my Guests can go for either relaxation, see our fantastic wild life, purchase wine on the various wine routes, and experience esoteric site, etc.

Through the great training I received at and from Drumbeat Academy, I was able to hone and refine my guiding skills and am now putting it into practice. I look forward to showing off our interesting country to many Visitors and Guests.

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