Meet The Team


Zinhle Phakathi (Founder & Chief Outdoor Enthusiast)

Is the founder of B.U.F.F, with a passion for the outdoors and travelling; she started this journey with the intent of encouraging people to explore the beautiful scenery of the country. With a Masters Degree in Sports Management & Sociology, she always has her eye set out on having a meaningful impact on not only the health problems of the country but also on the social injustices being done to the people around her. A real bubbly personality with a big heart, she truly represents everything that B.U.F.F stands for.

Mandla Kekana (Hike Leader)

Is a adventurous soul with a passion for physical activities such as Rugby, Soccer & Cricket. He’s always up for the chance to explore the outdoors whether it be through hiking, camping or cattle breeding. A Bsc Environmental management and Geography graduate, Mandla looks forward to using his knowledge to bring joy and satisfaction to all participants of our hikes.



Christelle Fredericks (Massage Therapist)

Our in-house, qualified Massage therapist that brings the world of comfort and luxury to the rough and ruggedness of nature on our hikes. With a passion of bringing peace and tranquility into our clients lives; she’ll be sure make your time with the BUFFtribe quite pleasant.

Isaac Nhone (Hike Leader)

Is one of our most highly accredited hike leaders, having received training under “YFC campsite” and “Lead for Life”. He is also a fully trained and qualified first aider. So trust that you will be in reliable hands when you’re on the BUFF experience.



Sachi Mwape (Photographer)

Is the BUFF teams highly energetic photographer and as you can see through the Gallery, his work speaks for itself. He’ll capture all the joy that you’ll be experiencing on your adventure with the BUFFtribe.