the Isibindi family

Brett Gehren

Founder & CEO

Brett Gehren completed a B.Comm degree at Stellenbosch University, but his love for the outdoors soon lead him to work as a ranger at Mala Mala Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park. He then spent a year back packing around South America. On his return he again worked at Mala Mala before joining Fugitives Drift Lodge. His love for big water paddling drew him to start his own adventure business in 1992 and Isibindi River Explorers was born. Pioneering commercial river rafting and adventure activities on the Buffalo River this was the start of what is today Isibindi Africa. With his wife Paige, they then spent the next 20 years building Isibindi Zulu Lodge, Kosi Forest Lodge, Rhino Walking Safaris, Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge, Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge and Tsowa Safari Island (Zimbabwe). Brett and his wife have 4 children and they live in the town of Eshowe in Zululand, South Africa.