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Meet the Team: Team Members
South African Hunting Safari Sunset

ABOUT
US


Bayly Sippel Safaris has been the premier South African outfitter for the last decade

 

Dangerous Game Hunting in South Africa

ESTABLISHED 2015

When two like minded individuals with similar ambitious ideas cross paths, it is only inevitable that something great should come from it. Combining their passions for the outdoors, people and hunting, Michael and Dempsey have formed a company that focuses not only on the hunt, but also the experience given to each client. Many years down the road we continue to proudly deliver that excellent service time and time again.

SOUTH AFRICA'S PREMIER OUTFITTER

With access to some of South Africa's top hunting areas we have been able to deliver unmatched trophy quality year in and year out. If not being guided by Michael or Dempsey, we have world class guides that have been carefully selected and vetted by us to ensure that you, the client, have the best possible experience and also ensure a successful and memorable safari.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

Due to our rich German hunting heritage which stems from Michael’s ties to Germany we have enjoyed a hugely eclectic group of clients from around the world. If you can name a hunting nation, the likelihood is that we have guided someone from there! Typically we attend a number of hunting trade shows from January to February every year and it's always a pleasure to meet up with old and prospective clients alike.

Hunting safari Guide South Africa

Dempsey Bayly

Founder

Dempsey is extremely passionate about sharing his knowledge with clients and making memories with new friends. His bubbly personality makes him great to be around and clients are guaranteed to have a laugh with him in Camp. Dempsey loves hunting foreign countries and clients will definitely learn a great deal from him.

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Michael Sippel

Founder

Michael grew up with a father also being in the hunting industry and is a highly knowledgeable bow hunter, but is also a very keen rifle hunter. His slow and meticulous hunting style is  one of Michaels trademarks and clients are sure to enjoy pursuing African game with him as your PH. In addition Michael is fluent in German and has a very proud German hunting heritage.

South African Tracker

Big John

Tracker & Conservationist

John (also known as Big John) grew up in Groblersdal. Before joining Bayly Sippel Hunting Safaris, he worked for a number of other Hunting operations. He is a fantastic tracker and his enormous smile is contagious. Big John can speak 11 of the 12 official languages in South Africa and is a key member of the BSHS family.

Professional Hunter on safari

Craig Boerstra

PH

Craig has grown up with the love of nature and the African bush. This started at a young age on their family farm. He has grown with the Bayly Sippel Hunting Safaris team from the beginning. He is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure that clients fulfill their dreams on their safari. If you can't find him in the bush, you can find him with a fishing rod in hand.

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Nick Junge

PH

Nick is originally from the Natal Province in South Africa and also shares a strong German heritage. He has a vast knowledge of our Fauna & Flora and has hunted various countries in Africa. Clients are sure to have a good time with him in Camp, and with Nick also being fluent in german he is a valuable addition to the Team.

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Alex Menzel

PH

Alex has been guiding professionally for many years and is without question a client favourite. He has a superb 6th sense of how to make the perfect plan to get into range or outsmart the sneakiest of animals. In addition Alex also comes from a German background and is fluent in German.

Hunting Dog South Africa

Ricky

Tracking Dog

Ricky is the newest addition to the Team and despite his size has helped find countless wounded animals for clients. A hunting operation is not complete without a good tracking dog.

Stalking Game South Africa

CONSERVATION

Bayly Sippel Safaris is committed to local job creation as well as community upliftment. We are involved in a number of charities and programs to give back to the local community and serve to educate others on how humans and wildlife can coexist sustainably.  This is most commonly done through "meat drops" as protein is an undeniably important resource in Africa.  You are welcome to join us on one of our meat drops or outreach days.

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