Throughout his life, Johan has been passionate about nature, animals and conservation. He studied Nature Conservation at university, and then worked as a trail guide for six years in South Africa and Botswana. He advocates controlled hunting for conservation purposes, having been a part-time hunter since 1993. For the last decade, he has also been a sports coach and player, but has given it up to pursue his first love: the natural world. Johan is a highly experienced guide and has all the right passion to be part of the Vida Boa team. He currently lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with his family.