Game Ranger, Chané Jacobs

The dedicated staff at Motswari Private Game Reserve go out of their way to make each and every experience a lasting and memorable one for our many visitors who come from far and wide to enjoy all the bush has to offer. The passion and enthusiasm of our professional game rangers is no exception. Our guests look forward to sharing in the vast knowledge and incredible insight that the rangers have about the wildlife and the reserve itself. From the Big Five, to some lesser-known species, the rangers have many exciting stories to tell. Their remarkable encounters and fascinating tales have kept many a guest enthralled and entertained, making their Motswari experience a memorable and rewarding one.

One of Motswari’s incredible game rangers, is an experienced young lady by the name of Chané Jacobs. With a genuine love for the bush, developed from her time spent visiting the Kruger National Park on family holidays as a child, Chané has developed a passion for guiding and nature-related activities. “I always look forward to sharing the passion that I have for what I do with Motswari’s guests,” says Chané. “I love teaching people about the amazing wildlife and biodiversity that we have here at Motswari. It really makes my day to see people appreciate nature and the environment the way that I do.”

After completing a degree in Psychology, Chané travelled to Bushwise in the Lowveld, where she acquired her field guide qualification, before being welcomed as part of the Motswari team. “Motswari is like family to me,” says Chané. “It’s like home away from home. I’m at one with the bush and wake up every morning, excited and privileged to have this amazing opportunity to explore and learn about the reserve and it’s magnificent inhabitants!”

“My favourite animals are the elephants,“ explains Chané, visibly excited just to talk about these majestic creatures. “I can spend hours just watching them gracefully roam the Motswari grasslands in search of water to feed their young. It’s so inspiring. Their size and power are always a sight to behold.”

“Motswari is a special place,” says Chané. “A place where you leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind and lose yourself to the oneness of nature. It’s a place well worth visiting, where the friendly staff, including the other rangers and myself, look forward to welcoming you to relax and unwind and enjoy all that this breathtaking reserve has in store.”