“Each one of us has the responsibility to be a mentor: to teach and to share our love for nature with this generation and generations to come.”
Boetie’s love for nature started at the tender age of 5 years when his father took him with on hunting trips, and where he hunted his first antelope and caught his first fish. These experiences formed the foundation for his aspiration to live closely to nature and to develop a better understanding of the way in which nature’s different systems connect. On his 12th birthday, his gift from his mother was the Signs of the Wild by Clive Walker, which he studied closely. In 1994, Boetie completed ‘n professional hunter course at the Johan Calitz’ school for professional hunters, a profession he still practises today. He deems himself privileged to have hunted in eight countries in southern Africa, and to have hunted and fished in America, Mexico, Spain, and New Zeeland. Boetie joined SA Hunters as a member in 1999. In 2019, he was appointed manager of hunting affairs at Inyathi Park. He works closely with his colleagues in the conservation department which enables him to develop a better understanding of nature and responsible sustainable use.