Anthony was born and raised in the small farming community of Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Growing up so close to the Kruger National Park nurtured a passion for wildlife and sowed the seeds for a career in tourism. He studied law at the University of Pretoria but decided to rather pursue a career guided by his passion.
Anthony has been involved in many aspects of tourism in Southern Africa during the past 18 years – tour guiding, owning and managing a luxury guesthouse, tour operating, camp management in Botswana, product management, sales and marketing. Some 4 years ago Footsteps in Africa was created and under Anthony’s leadership oversaw its continued growth whilst remaining dedicated to its mission statement. These experiences set the perfect foundation for Value Safaris.
He is married to Elize, who is also involved in tourism. They are parents to their twins, Isla and Aiden, and younger daughter, Charli. The Cavill-Taylor family lives in Hoedspruit, South Africa.
Brent was born in 1983 in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands of South Africa and spent his formative years on the family game farm – Ihlanze Ranch. The family moved to Phinda Game Reserve in Zululand as his father, Kevin, conceptualised Phinda which led to the formation of CC Africa (& Beyond). Growing up at Phinda, he and his brother witnessed the reintroduction of wildlife to the area including the release of the first lion, elephant and cheetah into the area in over 100 years. Brent spent a considerable amounts of time with the initial rangers, many of whom, are doyens of safari guiding today. Brent was fortunate to home school with his brother in the middle of the reserve.
The family moved to Botswana were his father founded Kwando Safaris. During the 9 years in Maun, Brent explored the Botswana wilderness by boat, car, light aircraft and foot in the company of local trackers and guides. Life in Maun was conducive to great adventures and explorations in one of the last great wildernesses of Africa.
Briefly flirting with law at university, Brent then travelled in Europe for 6 months before moving to Zambia were he worked on game ranches including crocodiles and game capture. Brent developed species lists for the birds, mammals, reptiles and fish of Sinazongwe (lake Kariba) and the Mumbwa area of the Kafue.
Returning to temp at Kwando Safaris doing everything from baboon minder, tracker to camp manager thereby gaining more experiences, before moving to SA and the Singita Group. Brent guided at Singita Lebombo in the Kruger National Park also working on the habituation of leopard. After Singita Brent guided and managed for Londolozi Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands.
Brent has an inexhaustible passion for the unexplored, wild and remote reaches of Africa and that attracted him to the Selous Project, part of Great Plains Conservation, were he was head guide and concession manager. In the Selous he opened up a previously unexplored area documenting the mammals and birds for the first time. The guest experience was dependent upon specialised walking safaris with dangerous game and fly camping.
After the Selous Brent started out on his own as a specialist private guide. His hands on experience is an asset to ValueSafaris.com
Elize was born and raised in the small community of Lydenberg in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. From an early childhood Elize had a passion for wildlife and sowed the seeds for a career in tourism.
Elize together with her husband Anthony has been involved in many aspects of tourism during the past 15 years – tour guiding, owning and managing a luxury guesthouse, camp management in Botswana, tour operating as a senior consultant for companies such as Welcome Tourism Services, CCA (& Beyond) and Island-safari.com.
Elize has over the years built up a reputation for being a expert on travel to Southern Africa and is the perfect choice as reservationist whilst being able to apply her in-depth to packaging and itineraries.
Elize is the proud mother of three children , Isla, Aiden (the twins) and Charli, Elize and Anthony life on Raptors View Wildlife Estate in Hoedspruit.