Roddy Bray, Anthropologist and Historian
Roderick (“Roddy”) Bray grew up in England, but has lived in Cape Town from 1988. He has degrees in Anthropology from Durham, in England, and the University of Cape Town. He studied the transition to democracy in South Africa before beginning a successful career in the mid-1990s as an expert guide and trip planner for American universities and independent travel groups. He specialises in history lectures, in-depth cultural experiences, volunteer programmes and the planning of safaris in several African countries.
In 2009 Roddy developed GreatGuides.org, a website that profiles exceptional guides and places in Africa. He has worked in ten African countries making video and audio recordings about inspiring people. Roddy’s interests include Southern African history and politics, evolution, conservation, development and aid, cultural change and, of course, travel.
Roddy’s lecture topic may include:
• History of South Africa
• Overview of Namibia
• Conservation in Africa
• Portuguese Explorers
• The Great Bantu Migration
• The Story of Nelson Mandela
• The Anthropology of Religion
• 2 Kids and a Caravan – A Journey Through East and Southern Africa
Roddy Bray is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):