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Rudi Hulshof

Rudi Hulshof is based at the Malewane in the Thornybush Game Reserve where he operates as a specialist Safari and Wildlife Photographic Guide. With over 20 years of game lodge and hospitality industry experience, he is constantly fine-tuning his passion for nature and wildlife photography.

Starting as a guide in 1998 in the Waterberg area of South Africa, Rudi quickly moved through the training ranks to attain the highest South African guiding qualification available by the end of 2000. From here, doors opened to various game reserves including the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Manyeleti, Welgevonden, Timbavati and the Kruger National Park where Rudi not only guided, but was appointed as general manager of some of South Africa’s premier hotels and lodges.

In 2014 Rudi relocated from the famous Timbavati Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, where he occupied the position of Reserve and General Manager of a private camp.

Guiding has always been a passion that, in conjunction with Photography, has kept Rudi motivated, and thus an inspiration to all his guests and peers.


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Published in Go/Weg Magazine.
Published in Getaway Magazine.
Published in Africa Geographic Magazine and later on the online magazine site.
International online exposure including, Daily Mail, MSN HOMEPAGE, Daily Telegraph, and more.
Contributor to various News Agencies including Solent News, Barcroft Media and Caters News.
Approached by Nat Geo Wild recently to work on contributing towards an upcoming documentary.
Images used by National Geographic Channel in the Television show – ‘Caught on Camera’.
Competitions won include prizes in Country Life Magazine, GO Magazine, Getaway Magazine, Africa Geographic Magazine, and Beeld Newspaper.
Awarded in Windlands Smith Rice International Nature’s Best Wildlife Photographer of the year and image displayed in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington as an awarded image. Also published in yearly winners book.
Top 5 award in BBC/NHM Wildlife Photographer of the year, Peoples Choice.
Two years of being awarded in Fuji Film Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
2014 Sigma Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

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