Paul Gardiner

Managing Director


I am Paul Gardiner, MD of BGSA. Having grown up as a game ranger in South Africa at Shamwari Game Reserve I have a great passion for the outdoors and wildlife. BGSA forms part of the Mantis Collection, a hotel group founded by my father, Adrian. I am the CEO of Mantis International (beyond Africa) for this growing portfolio of boutique hotels and eco lodges spread out across the world (we’re the only hotel group with a presence on all 7 continents). BGSA is one of the most exciting projects that I have had the pleasure of developing with my team and we are so proud to be transforming lives and giving people the opportunity to survive just like Bear! Come and join us on a course somewhere in the world!

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