Brenden Pienaar has always experienced a special magnetism towards natural spaces and their ecological functioning. Consequently, he has made a conscious effort to gain as much experience and understanding of these complex systems over the past thirteen years to better equip him for a life dedicated to their conservation and management.
He started with a National Diploma in Nature Conservation, which included an all important experiential year’s placement in the world famous Kruger National Park. It was during this time that Brenden completed (separately) the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa’s (FGASA) qualifications that would allow him to conduct primitive multi-day trails in potentially dangerous game areas.
Ten years down the line, Brenden is a passionate bird and nature guide based in the greater Kruger National Park. Equipped with a SKS (Special Knowledge and Skills) Savanna Birding qualification and an MSc degree in ecology, his calm nature and ability to interpret the inter-connectedness of the natural environment makes him a popular tour leader.