Lew was born in 1952. Lew was, from a young age, an outdoors person, always interested in hunting, wildlife and photography and all kinds of sport, especially Rugby, South Africa's National Winter sport. In the early 80's he began working as a videographer and cameraman for numerous hunting outfitters in and bordering countries of South Africa.

Lew married Wendy and had three children, namely Morgan, Donovan and Ryan.

Lew's passion for the outdoors continued but he decided to take it one step forward, and in 1986, he and Wendy started Lew Harris Safaris. The business started off on a small scale, but as the years progressed, so the business grew, from strength to strength. He became known in the hunting community as "THE GENTLEMAN OF THE BUSH".

Sadly, Lew passed away in 2005. Donovan also passed away while on safari in 2017.



Lew Harris Safaris continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Morgan and Ryan now continue the business, following in their Father's footsteps. They are blessed to have learned from the BEST.


New additions to the family and business Morgan's Wife, Anke and their newborn Tristan Rhys Harris.