Ranger Tours & Travels was founded due to the ranging life of Johan, being a young Ranger boy once, and the need to take others along his Ranger's path at a later age.
Johan says: "being born as a farmer's son, on the eastern borders of Namibia, I was exposed to nature from a very young age and learned how to co-exist with nature. Especially learning to take care of nature and all in it. Later on, my father established a private game reserve on our farm. He imported game to the reserve from South Africa on a very small scale and re-introducing local species such as the Oryx, Springbok, and Ostrich. They were a feast to look at! The Guinea-fowl was also adopted to his small empire. Both the pied Guinea-fowl and the pied bodied Oryx too. Duiker and Steenbok were also re-introduced over time. Much later I joined the Department of Nature Conservation and Tourism as a 20-year-old Assistant Game Ranger. Namib Park was my choice of environment. Life made a few turns, and I eventually returned to the Namib Desert again".