My name is Stuart Coffey and I am a professional nature and culture guide, based in Cape Town, South Africa. I own and manage a young startup tourism company called Wild Things Outdoor. It is my passion to inspire adventure. Ask me anything!
I am the son of a farmer. A barefoot child, I learned the language and bushcraft of the Zulu people in Kwa-Zulu Nata, South Africa.
Life after the school bell was a continuous adventure. I am hungry for knowledge and passionate about people and travel.
As a middle-class citizen, I spent my school vacations learning the value of making my own money. I worked in hospitality which my personality fit rather well. I was a waiter, barman and even worked at a ski resort one winter where I learned to snowboard.
I have two degrees in Social Sciences and have a passion for making a positive difference in South Africa. Post university took me abroad where I worked in business development for non-profit organizations as well as sales and marketing.
At 28 years old, I lost my father and decided that life was too short not to do what I was passionate about. This was a catalyst for an amazing change in my life and that of others. I became a field guide at one of the leading Safari companies in the world, before leaving to blaze my own trail.
I am now a volunteer wildland firefighter, mountain biker, runner, hiker, nature and more recently culture guide. I spend most of my time outdoors and everyday marvel at the beauty surrounding Cape Town. This was the seed from which I started my own company, Wild Things Outdoor.
Cape Town has always been my favourite city. The mountains and ocean leave a peace in me and those who travel here with me. The Western Cape is wild and wonderful and the opportunities to explore are endless.
Wild Things Outdoor is the essence of who I am. Adventure is in my blood. My guides and partners, like I, have the same passion. We give our guests the value that is forged out of the mould of our lives.
The inspiration that Wild Things Outdoor brings to adventures is worth the energy spent and leaves more than footprints on trails. Come and join the adventure! Let’s make memories.
Ask me anything!
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