The Tembele Collection of eco-tourism and ecological services has been created through the dedication, perseverance and passion for our environment by its directors Joe & Lisa Grosel, who between them have in excess of 50 years experience in the wildlife and tourism industries.

The ethos of the companies within the collection has been created to provide unsurpassed attention to detail and excellent service so as to ensure that each individual that is exposed to any of our services leaves enriched and inspired by the powers of nature.

Meet our team

Joe Grosel
Owner/Director - Tembele

Joe was born and grew up in the northern parts of South Africa and since a very young age showed a great passion for the natural environment around him. His post graduate qualifications lie in the field of ecology, wildlife management, ornithology and zoology.

As a result of his diverse natural historical knowledge, Joe has been involved in a variety of wildlife related vocations ranging from ecological and zoological research in the Kruger National Park, game capture and wildlife translocation, ranger & guide training, management of large private game reserves and ecological management for local government. He has designed and conducted safaris across Southern & East Africa for over twenty years and his sense of observation and bush skills are legendary. Joe still enjoys every excursion as much as his clients do.


Lisa Grosel
Owner/Director - Natures Way & Tembele

Lisa initially began her career in the veterinary corps of the South African Medical Services where she was involved with veterinary and wildlife management projects. On completion of her tertiary education in natural sciences and conservation she went on to work as an operations manager on a horseback safari operation in the Okavango Delta and then as a field guide in the Kruger National Park. In 2001 Lisa started her own operation in the eco-tourism field, specializing in photographic and horseback safaris in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. She is a registered guide with both THETA and FGASA.

Over the last fifteen years her business profile has developed into providing services in the game farm management field such as sourcing and re-establishing wildlife while her eco-tourism interests have flourished and expanded to offering horseback safaris, corporate niche-market tours, team building and adventure safaris. Lisa is an integral part in both the logistical and operational management of The Tembele Collection.

Joe, Lisa and their daughter Jade are based at the lovely Tembele Country Estate near the town of Polokwane where amongst other activities Lisa runs an equestrian center.

Contact Us

Contact Details

Joe Grosel
Cell: +27 82 415 5250

Lisa Grosel
Cell +27 83 380 2322

Postal Address

Tembele Ecological Services
P.O. Box 897
Fauna Park
Limpopo Province, South Africa

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