the oldest of the Schoeman brothers, involved in Skeleton Coast Safaris together with his father since the company’s inception in 1977. He assisted Louw as a guide for a year before joining the South African Air Force for military service in 1978. After completing his service in 1981, he went to the University of Stellenbosch where he took a degree in Geology. The knowledge gained at varsity is used extensively in this geologist and archeologist’s paradise when entertaining guests, and educating other guides. Bertus has been flying since the age of 17 and completed his commercial pilot’s license a few years later. His other company responsibilities include handling accounting matters, assisting with all computer related issues and managing the staff.
Hobbies and interests: photography, mountain biking, diving, computers, electronics, astronomy and Science Fiction.
Bertus is married to Helga, an IT specialist and keen pilot in her own right, joining tours occasionally.