Get to Know Us


Michael Sippel

 Founder and Outfitter

Dempsey Bayly

 Founder and Dangerous Game PH

Michael grew up in a profound hunting family with he's father also being a professional hunter and Outfitter for many years . After school Michael operated as a free- lance PH before finishing he's honours degree at the University of Pretoria. Michael enjoys the challenge of Bowhunting, but is also a very keen Rifle hunter. He's  slow and meticulous hunting styles are 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.

 From a young age  Dempsey has always had a fond liking of hunting and the great outdoors. After school he also completed he's honours degree at the University of Pretoria where after together with Michael they started Bayly Sippel Hunting Safaris. Dempsey is extremely passionate about sharing he's knowledge with clients and making memories with new friends. He's bubbly personality makes him great to be around and clients are guaranteed to have a laugh with him around in Camp. Dempsey loves hunting foreign countries and clients will definitely learn a great deal from him on  Safari.

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John Mochayise

Tracker, Conversationalist

John known as Big John grew up in Groblersdal and before working with Bayly Sippel Hunting Safaris worked for a number of other Hunting operations. He is a fantastic tracker and he's enormous Smile is contagious. Big John can speak 11 of the 12 official languages in South Africa and is a key element of Bayly Sippel Hunting Safaris .

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Ryan van der Westhuizen


Ryan's roots are originally from Zimbabwe and he grew up in the Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa. Soon after completing he's apprenticeship with Bayly Sippel Hunting Safaris he took up a role as permanent PH. Ryan has hunted from a very young age and is very capable in the African Bush. In addition to guiding Ryan is also a keen Birder.

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Mark Jarman


Mark is a real "farm boy" and loves everything about hunting and the outdoors. He is a very knowledgeable PH and Mark takes great care in explaining all the small things of the African Bush-veld to clients. He has an extensive knowledge of guns and various calibers and clients are sure to love he's banter around an African Camp Fire.

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Tracking dog

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

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