+27 (0) 54 741 0167
E-mail. duinindieweg@gmail.com

Duin in die Weg Guest Farm N10, Perseel 131, 8822 Gariep, Upington, Northern Cape

   +27 (0) 54 741 0167
E-mail. duinindieweg@gmail.com

Duin in die Weg Guest Farm N10, Perseel 131, 8822 Gariep, Upington, Northern Cape

Meet Our Team

Our ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients starts with our capable team.



Fef le Roux SC

BA. LLB (Stellenbosch University).
Former attorney, conveyancer and notary.
Retired Senior Advocate.
Former Chairman of listed company Curro Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
Founder and Chairman of the Academy for Environmental Leadership.
Director of Duin in die Weg.

Chief Executive

Educational Activities

Alie Brand

Higher Diploma in Education, a BA and MPhil degree (Stellenbosch University).
15 years teaching experience at schools and at Boland College, where he filled the positions of Project Manager, Campus Head, Sports Manager and Superintendent.
Founded and managed Stellenbosch Rugby Academy for 15 years.
Responsible for: Management and Educational programmes.

Chief Executive

Hospitality & Administration

Annemarie Brand

Higher Educational Diploma in Commerce from the former Cape Technicon and US.
Qualified teacher and lecturer.
Previously Financial Manager at Stellenbosch Rugby Academy.
Passionate about Community development.
Responsible for: Reception, office administration, catering, student- and guest accommodation.

Operational Manager


Frans Marx

More than 40 years experience in building and maintenance projects.
Responsible for all operational aspects of Duin in die Weg, including buildings, grounds, gardens and sport facilities.

In association with

Cobus van Heerden

Started with outdoor education programmes at Duin in die Weg 20 years ago.
Former teacher with 23 years experience, incl. Head of Department at Oranje – Noord Primary school in Upington and principal (acting) at Wilgenhoutsdrift Primary.
Involved in Outdoor Education; Hospitality; Leadership development and farming since 1999.
Manage own farm, as well as our other farming units.

The Academy for Environmental Leadership

Professor Leopold van Huyssteen – Head of the Academy and Former Chief Operational Officer and Acting Rector of the University of Stellenbosch
Advocate Fef le Roux SC – See above
Gys Botha – CEO of the Academy for Environmental Leadership and former CEO of Plexus Wealth and Zebro’s Foods
Dr. Matthys Strydom – Ph D (Stellenbosch University), Natural Scientist and full-time Head of Academic Programmes
Marco Pauw – MSc in Conservation Ecology (Stellenbosch University). Took part in research projects in arid parts of SA for the Environmental Observation Network.
Dave Pepler – Co Founder and Lecturer; Lecturer Extraordinary: School of Public Leadership, University Stellenbosch