Life changing wildlife & food safari company based on the doorstep of the Kruger National Park, Shikwari Transfers and Safaris operates from Hoedspruit, built on long life dream that became a reality in 2017. Professional Guide and chef Ann de Jager started the company out of her passion for wildlife, photography, food and people. Both Petrus and Ann share a common love for the wildlife and Kruger National Park. We create tailor made packages specifically to the dreams, needs and budget of our guests, whilst giving honest advice, ensuring that the client enjoys an authentic safari experience that exceeds their expectations.
"Discovering your connection to nature, you discover better connection within and the thrill of the unknown creates unique safari experience"
- Ann de Jager
Ann De Jager was born in Johannesburg South Africa. She fondly remembers visiting the Kruger National Park as a child with her family and her passion of wildlife and nature has only grown ever since. Ann received her accreditation as a legal registered Tourist Guide (LP0608) with Field Guide Association of South Africa (FGASA) in 2001. She pursued her passion in culinary arts at the Capsicum Culinary school and received her City Guilds qualification in 2012 as Chef, allowing her to offer a an all round experience to travelers.
The knowledge and passion of both nature conservation and hospitality makes Shikwari a welcoming, comfortable, enjoyable and educational travel partner.
Petrus De Jager was born in Polokwane, South Africa. As with Ann; Petrus too shares an undying love and passion for the Lowveld and particularly the Kruger. His background in public relations enables Shikwari to continually strive towards customer satisfaction and needs. Petrus' flamboyant nature makes for an unforgettable and unique experience.