Marthinus is the founder of Untouched Adventures which he established in 2007. The company was started out of a passion for adventure, people and the beautiful country we live in. Most of his time is spent out in the mountains or under the water creating new ways to explore and enjoy this stunning creation God made for us to live in.
Jenna is Marthinus' wife, his foot on the ground and finger to the admin, whilst he is out pioneering. She studied a Bachelors of Business (B Com), and majored in Hospitality Management. From Australia, she met Marthinus in 2008 whilst in South Africa on a Gap Year. Believe it or not, it was Kayaking up Storms River Mouth where she fell in love with the nature of South Africa, and Marthinus. He still claims she married him for the River - it is just that beautiful.
"Always be positive and stay on top of your game”
Stan was born in Kareedouw Hospital and
lives in Storms River Village - truly a local! He is a very respected man in the community and
has a beautiful wife who makes wonderful meals and has four children - three boys
aged eight , eleven and twelve years and a daughter who is sixteen years old. Stan is our Lead Kayak Guide with the most experience on Storms River. In total he has worked over 10 years on the river which makes him a valuable asset to the team. He is a born local to Tsitsikamma and a valuable source of local knowledge to the area.
Everybody calls him Sheldon for short. He is a fun, respectable and outgoing man, and the newest on our Untouched Adventures team! Sheldon has two beautiful daughters aged nine years and three years. He is almost always talking about them, so we are sure they are Daddy's girls! You will always catch him humming the next song and his feet are always on the move. Dancing, music and people are his passions. Sheldon is all in all a fun guy to be around, and you're definitely in for a good giggle if he is one of your guides!
Our newest staff intern in Untouched Adventures is Saskia Bester from Cape Town. She has a passion for the ocean and anything to do with the outdoors and loves meeting new people. While she is with us she will be studying to become a dive master in which she will go further to become a diving instructor. There after she wants to go to Malaysia and use diving as ministry field and impact people lives through Christ.
Jaco joined us after a year of Navy training in Simonstown. Having completed his Open Water Scuba Course whilst still in school, he has always had a passion for the underwater world. He is a talented paddler and a keen scuba diver. He is working his way to Scuba Dive Master so he can take his love for travel and his love for diving and make a living whilst travelling the world. We are proud of Jaco who is now a qualified PADI Scuba Dive Instructor living in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand!
Wade is a talented young man, friendly, with a passion for people, great leadership potential and a love for the outdoors. Raised in Storms River, but later moved to Kimberley, Wade has now returned to his home to become equipped in Tourism, Adventure and Scuba Diving Skills. Wade is a MTB enthusiast, with cullinary skills to put chef's to shame. He is passionate about diving and in the future also hopes to take his qualifications around the world as he works and travels. We are proud of Wade who followed his dreams and is now a qualified Open Water Scuba Dive Instructor working at Hippo Divers, Muang Krabi, Krabi, Thailand!
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Visit our photo gallery to check out the stunning views you can expect to see whilst scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking with us in Storms River!
Check out the awesome Kayak & Lilo adventure activity in Storms River Mouth, Tsitsikamma National Park. Get a sneak peak into the stunning views up the Storms River and see the adventure you're in for when you choose to Kayak and Lilo!
Exciting new adventure activity up Storms River Mouth this summer! Check out our exciting STAND UP PADDLE adventure activities!