Margaux was born and bred in Pretoria in South Africa and her father – an avid nature lover, traveller and naturalist – inspired her love for the wilderness since she was a little girl.
After completing a Field Guide Qualification in 2003, she obtained a BTech degree in EcoTourism Management from Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), and was contracted by them and South African National Parks to conduct the annual Lion Census in the Kruger National Park.
The joy of sharing the wonders of the wild took her into teaching at various Guide Training schools, but when wanderlust set in, she and her husband JP ended up guiding in the Kalahari for two years. Her fascination with big trees, rivers and elephants took them back to the Lowveld to join Singita Kruger National Park, where her prime interests are tracking, animal behaviour and ecology. Her hobbies include yoga, photography, birding and the folklore of African tribes.
Margaux’s exceptional skills were duly honoured when the Field Guide Association of Southern Africa named her a finalist at 2019’s prestigious Safari Guide of the Year (SGOTY) Awards – an annual event recognising field guides for their talent, professionalism and expertise. She was the only female finalist, and came first in the Best Game Drive, Best Birding and Best Shooting categories.