Rhodesia gone forever - Books by Ben Bezuidenhout
Latest Works

My Mothers Kitchen was a Baobab
(The Story of a Rhodesian Family)
Now in its third printing. This book is an autobiographical romance. Ben Bezuidenhout expresses with affection and deep love, the natural and human environment in which he grew up.

A Brick and a Tickey High
(More Stories of a Rhodesian Family)
The overwhelming success of My Mother's Kitchen was a Baobab, now in its third printing, was the reason for writing A Brick and a Tickey High.


Ben Bezuidenhout was educated at Chaplin School in Rhodesia and comes from a family of hunters stretching way back to the Nineteenth Century. He graduated as a teacher and was the youngest principal in the country. He later received a diploma in Field Ecology and was in charge of the Environmental Bush School at Mushandike National Park. In South Africa he was Principal Nature Conservation Officer in charge of Environmental Eduction and developed and ran the very successful Field Study Centre at Loerie Dam Nature Reserve in the Port Elizabeth area. After 35 years in Nature Conservation Ben has educated over 65 000 children in basic environmental education. He was also principally involved in the research of the endangered Oribi antelope, the type species originating in the Eastern Cape. He was instrumental in the development of the Round Hill Oribi Nature Reserve at Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. Having worked for over twenty-five years in the Blaauwkrantz area around Grahamstown he is steeped in environmental knowledge of the area and is well suited to guide you the tourist through this awesome country side. A person of many talents and interests educator, conservationist, tourist guide, runner, musician, actor and story teller, Ben lives with his wife Norma in Grahamstown.


Ben Bezuidenhout
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