Meet the Bukela Team

Gerhard Messmer

Managing Director Europe

These are the defining qualities that Gerhard Messmer brings to Bukela Africa and to your Bukela Africa safari experience.

In his almost 30 years in the World Sports industry, Gerhard has managed to organize some major sports events like Ironman Races and variable World Cups as he was dealing with World Sports Stars of so many different categories that he is able to bring in Adventures and Specialities you can´t really imagine. His organization skills are second to none and this will be invaluable to the planning of your exclusive itinerary.

Gerhard´s cup overflows with a zest for life and a passion for people. As a frequent visitor to South Africa has given him firsthand experience of her beauty and adventurous spirit. Gerhard’s ‘can do’ and ‘go the extra mile’ attitude is both inspirational and infectious and his network is just incredible.

Graeme van der Nest

Golf Professional & Host

Graeme turned professional back in 1994 and played on various tours around the world and has been a member of the PGA of South Africa for the past 15 years. His finest victory was at The SunCity Classic in 1995. Graeme is a fully qualified AAA Head PGA Professional. His golfing prowess is matched by his attention to details and his ability to deliver Silver Service to the highest level! His passion for golf is matched with his love for the African savannah.