|Rhodesia gone forever - Books by Ben Bezuidenhout|
My Mothers Kitchen was a Baobab
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.
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