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Bryan Havemann was recently appointed as the new warden and general manager of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, forming part of Greater Kruger National Park.


Having relocated to the Timbavati following his successful position as programme manager of the Cape Leopard Trust, Havemann brings vast experience in protected area planning, conservation development and general environmental services.

Bryan says, “I am truly excited to take on this new role within the Timbavati, and to continue in the footsteps of our previous general manager Jacques Brits. Much work has been done to ensure that each and every aspect of the Timbavati is built around principles and values of conservation, sustainable land use and local community development, and I look forward to growing this even further.’’

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©Rob Baird
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©Rob Baird

Bryan began his career in the Kruger National Park as a researcher and field assistant, before being promoted to senior wilderness trails ranger and then senior section game ranger. Thereafter he was appointed as national director of conservation for WESSA. After four years with WESSA, Bryan joined African Parks and became the CEO of Akagera Management Company Ltd in Rwanda where he was responsible for the total management of the Akagera National Park.

The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve forms part of the larger Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR), comprising Timbavati, Klaserie and Umbabat Private Nature Reserves and Balule Nature Reserve. Collectively these reserves represent 180,000 hectares of land dedicated to conservation.

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