Meet the Team

Your Hosts


Irvin & Therese Tam have been married for over 30yrs and are both second generation born South Africans. They together with their two sons- Peter & Stephen are the proud owners of Tam Safaris. Irvin grew up hunting with his father and has always had a passion for the outdoors and wildlife. In 1995 he purchase his first hunting area and slowly started re-introducing many indigenous species once lost to the area.

Therese your hostess will meet you at the Port Elizabeth airport and transfer hunters to and from camp. Therese can also assist you should you wish to arrange a sightseeing trip through South Africa, before or after your safari.


Peter Tam (Professional Hunter)

Peter like his father grew up in the country and hunting is in his blood. After one year at college, Peter decided to follow his dream of becoming a Professional hunter. He is living his dream and has been a qualified Big game hunter since 2003. Peter enjoys the company of all people and will entertain you with laughter throughout your Safari.

Peter is married to Ling who is a qualified CPA; together they have three children- McKenzie, Kayla and Chase. Ling heads her own accounting firm in the Eastern Cape.


Stephen Tam (Professional Hunter)

Stephen teamed up with his father and brother in 2007. Stephen shares the same passion for the outdoors. Younger than his brother he does not lack any experience when it comes to dangerous game hunting. 

Stephen is a licensed pilot and operates the companies Robinson R44.

Stephen is married to Megan, who is a qualified accountant and helping the Tam family run their Real Estate portfolio. They have two children Maddison and Stevie Jr.


Rudi Bellingan (Professional Hunter)

Rudi is a qualified electrical engineer and heads his own company in Port Elizabeth. Rudi teamed up with Tam Safaris in 2006, and is an avid hunter. He enjoys reloading and is a firearms fanatic. Rudi has a wonderful sense of humour and enjoys telling stories around the campfire.


Len du Randt (Professional Hunter)

Len is a young rancher and enjoys spending much of his time out in the field hunting. He is a licensed dangerous game hunter and an avid fisherman. Len has been guiding for Tam Safaris since 2003.


Henriette Grobbelaar 

Henriette will ensure that your stay with Tam Safaris will be a comfortable and memorable one. This lady is incredibly talented and has ensured that the Tam camps are all styled to perfection, whilst heading up the camps she is also the one who will ensure that the Hunters trophies are excellently taken care of as she heads the dip & pack facility. 

Henriette has been part of Tam Safaris since 1995.

Testimonial

Peter

Thanks so much to you and your team for your tremendous hospitality during our recent safari and your annual support of the NRA/ILA Auction... read more

~ Wayne Sheets (Executive Director, The NRA Foundation)

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We had a girls hunt and enjoyed our stay tremendously!

~ Victoria C Davidson (Anchorage, AR)

Steven,

I want to thank you for the hunt of a lifetime. You are one hell of a hunter, tracker, cook, picture taker, coffee maker, driver, pil... read more

~ Darrel Sterling

You guys (and girls) are the greatest! Food fun and fellowship were superb. Thank you for sharing your lives with us. We look forward to next time.

~ Harry and Ed Seratt (Memphis, TN)

I could not find a better place in this world, you have a piece of Heaven on earth. Everything was fantastic! I will be remembering this all my life. All of you were a pleasure to be around.

~ Christopher Arch (Monroe, NY)

Thank you from the depths of our hearts for the experience of a life time. You have made us feel like family. The lodge, food and animals are five star.

~ Dave & Mary Lynn West (Perris, CA)

There are thresh-hold moments in life we always remember, this is one of them! Irvin is a gentleman of the highest grace and standards. Peter has a fearle... read more

~ David Sefton & Lean Collins (Austin,Tx)

This was the best time ever. The whole family thought it was beyond fun. The Tam's really have the whole experience down, from the hunting to treating you... read more

~ Jeff, Deb, Jaden & Jonas Jonson (Bismarck, ND)

This has been one of the greatest adventures I've had. Thank you to all the Tam's for a first class safari! You made it so special as you are great people and a wonderful family.

~ Albert A Wolfe (Pilot Point,TX)

Is this heaven? The best of both worlds: great adventure, animals as well as great people. We had a wonderful experience.

~ Jerry and Jay Edgington (Farmington, UT)

Your team is one of a kind, thank you for all the wonderful memories. We sincerely appreciate the extra mile you go to make everything so special.

~ Cosme and Rosalyna Lopez (Glendale, AZ)

What an amazing adventure! What an amazing family, the Tam's sure know how to treat their guests! Many thanks to Irvin, Therese, Peter, Stephen and Henriette.

~ Mark and Julianne King (Houston,TX)

Mahalo for a great Safari and for making me feel like part of the family! You truly have a "Heaven on earth" God bless.

~ Leonard Tanaka (Hilo, Hawaii)

What a fabulous week with a family that truly loves life. Thank you Irvin, Therese, Peter, Stephen sister Michelle and Henriette for the many great troph... read more

~ Lance Gardner (Crownsville, ML)

I would like to thank Stephen and his whole family and staff for a wonderful Safari. These memories will be with me forever. Stephen is an amazing PH, th... read more

~ Caroline Pruitt (Nacogdoches, TX)

An amazing vacation. The Tam family and staff exceeded our expectations in every way. Stephen is an incredible PH. We look forward to hunting with him again. He is a true joy to be around.

~ Eric and Kathy Schnelle (Cheyenne, WY)

Three generations of Ingersoll hunters. The Rhino hunts were fantastic! Darting gave a whole new experience in Big game hunting. "The Lion"provided us wi... read more

~ Gary and Buffie Ingersoll/ Jason and J.R Ingersoll (Houston, TX.)

What an amazing Safari! We had so much fun and shot some huge trophies. This hunt was nothing like we expected, in that it was a great family vacation an... read more

~ Nic, Jake, Brent and Kevin and Debra Atkinson (Northville, MI)

Outstanding adventure! The Tam family was extremely friendly and accommodating. Henriette was wonderful. Stephens excellence helped Bob's hunting dreams come true. First class operation.

~ Bob and Nancy Caldemeyer (Boerne, TX)

Words cant express the warmth your family has shown our family on this Safari. The stuff dreams are made of. A lion of my dreams and my son had the best ... read more

~ Jay, Heather, Colton and Caylee Cohea (Sinton, TX)

Great hunt! After fifty five Safaris, one of my best hunts yet. This is a wonderful place.

~ Bill Jones (Birmingham, AL)

Yvonne - I was so looking forward to my 4th trip to this wonderful continent. The Tam experience has far exceeded my hopes and expectations. We ... read more

~ Yvonne Miller (Murphy, TX)

Hi Stephen, I received my trophies yesterday. You said about two months and in two month the trophies arrived! Six months was the previous record time fo... read more

~ Terry McVey (Cambridge,OH)

"5 Star Perfection" beyond my expectations, this safari was perfect! No item was forgotten- every desire was fullfilled. We plan on bringing our family, ... read more

~ Kimberly Terk Murphy (San Antonio, TX)

Wanda - My first trip to Africa was way more fun than expected. What a thrill for Bob to get such a magnificent Lion. The family truly enjoyed e... read more

~ Bob and Wanda Lange, Tina and grandchildren (Glenwood, MN)

Peter and family, I have travelled all over the world. This trip was the best ever and by far! Your warmth, sincerity, hospitality and genuine care was w... read more

~ Craig, Cody and Cameron Cavalier (Houston,TX)

Veronica - Our second with Tam Safaris with Peter as my PH. I shot my first animal with him, a blue wildebeest. This time I started on the Big 5... read more

~ Martin and Veronica Kosich (Catskill, NY)

What our wonderful time we had on this Safari. This was our first visit to Africa, our PH- Rudi was brilliant every step of the way. Thank you to our hos... read more

~ Rusty and Lisa Janssen (New Orleans, LA)

Once again our time here with you has been the experience of a lifetime. We love you all and everyday is such an adventure. The food is extraordinary, th... read more

~ David Sefton and Leann Collins (Austin, TX)

Steve - A dream come true- the completion of my Big 5 with an exciting Rhino (dart) hunt. The Tam family is very special- it's more than an outs... read more

~ Steve Miller (Murphy, TX)

I took 14 animals on this amazing Safari. I got everything I came for and all of the highest quality. I could not have asked for anything more from the a... read more

~ Dennis Campbell (Birmingham, AL)

Thank you to the Tam Safari Family for an exciting Adventure. Their hospitality, friendship and memories will remain with us forever. Stephen is an outst... read more

~ Mike and Kathy Thompson (Noblesville, IN)