Craig Spencer

Craig Spencer, Warden, Conservationist, South Africa, Transfrontier, Balule Conservation Project, Kruger National Park, Greater Kruger Craig Spencer - The man that makes it all happen!


Managing Director

Senior Warden of Balule Olifants West

Project Manager for Balule Conservation Project

CEO of The Black Mambas APU

MSc Primatology, Oxford-Brooks University


Craig Spencer is a leading conservationist and field ecologist in Balule Olifants West. He was the head of the Overstrand Nature Conservation Department in the Western Cape of South Africa, a job that clashed with the numerous illegal fishing activities targeting Perlemoen among other species. He founded and ran the successful anti-poaching unit M.A.R.I.N.E.S., and lead the Betty's Bay Baboon monitoring program that investigated the human-baboon interactions.

He now runs the conservation and research project based at Indlovu Bush Camp in Balule Nature Reserve, and runs The Black Mambas APU project.


Lewyn Maefala


Lewyn Maefala, Transfrontier Africa, Balule Conservation Project, South Africa, Environmental Education Officer Lewyn Maefala - Environmental Education Officer

The Bush Babies Project Manager

Environmental Education Officer

Nat. Dip. Nature Conservation, Tshwane University



Lewyn joined Transfrontier Africa whilst completing her National Diploma in Nature Conservation at Tshwane University of Technology. After completing her 3-month Internship she was invited back to join the team in the newly created position of Environmental Education Officer. Until Lewyns arrival we were unable to start our project to introduce environmental courses into the school of the local communities boarding with Balule.

Leonie Hofstra


Transfrontier Africa, Balule Conservation Project, South Africa, Kruger, Greater Kruger, Conservation Leonie - Field Technician

The Black Mamba APU Manager


Leonie started off as a volunteer at the project in May 2013, she returned to volunteer 2 times until finally joining the team in June 2014. Leonie has been responsible for the day to day running of the Indlovu Bush Camp and Managed our Rhino Conservation project. Currently, Leonie is part of the security team and the Manager of The Black Mambas APU.

Paul Allin


anti-poaching dog, Lilly, black mambas, rhino, conservation, south africa, transfrontier africa, kruger park, greater kruger, balule Lilly - Anti-poaching Dog (Retired)

Anti-poaching Dog (retired)


Lilly was trained in human tracking and worked with the mambas on patrols. Due to medical reasons she retired in November 2015 and now lives at the Research house. Lilly loves attention and spends her days in the relaxing in the Office with Amy.

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