Meet our Umngane Safaris Team

ensuring every stay is unforgettable…

The team at Umngane Safaris will welcome you with warm and friendly faces, from your arrival to the day you depart. They are dedicated to make every stay unforgettable and will always make sure you feel at home. Umngane Safaris offers you an experienced team of Professional Hunters and a tracker that pride themselves on making your hunting safari as memorable, exciting and adrenaline filled as possible. Your PH is going to be a vital participant in your hunt, which makes their previous experience in the field exceptionally important.


Dawyn & Chantell Hefer

Management / Outfitter / Professional Hunter

Dawyn is the director, outfitter and founder of Umngane Safaris. He is married to Chantell, and they have a daughter Danique 10 years and son Alwyn 6 years. Dawyn has been hunting professionally for over 15 years and has devoted himself to the company for the last 4 years. Chantell oversees the lodge, all the office work and all correspondence with the clients. She is very involved in all aspects of the company, as well as being a dedicated wife and mother.

Armand Du Preez

Assistant Farm Manager / Professional Hunter

Armand has been a part of Umngane Safaris for more than 2 years. Since his arrival, he has completed all the national requirements and exams to be a licensed professional hunter and game farm manager. Armand has accompanied numerous hunters during hunting safaris in Southern Africa. He is also our assistant farm manager.


Phina & Stella


Preparing home cooked meals, housekeeping at the lodge and tending to our guests’ everyday needs.

David, Joel & Alex

Farm / Hunting

All day to day tasks on the farm, around the lodge and horses. They also do all the tracking and trophy skinning during our hunts.


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