Our Team At Amanzi Trails
Logistics & Operations
Johan La Grange is an outdoor enthusiast. As a senior school teacher, he began organising Orange River trips as a holiday activity in 1992. Amanzi Trails was established in 1998 and Johan then resigned from his teaching position due to the immense growth of the business.
He has guided over 200 trips, primarily in the Richtersveld section. He is responsible for managing all logistics and operations, but is still very much involved with guiding as this allows him more personal contact with Amanzi clients.
Colleen de Villiers joined Johan in 1996 and has guided over 100 Orange River trips. She is also very passionate about the outdoors and adores being far away from city bustle and noise.
She is a former senior mathematics teacher. In 2007 she obtained a degree in pharmacy and locums as a pharmacist when in Cape Town. She manages all bookings, administration and coordinates the catering.