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The Wild - The Van Reenens

2011-04-05 15:40

The Van Reenens

Karel van Reenen is the unshakeable patriarch of the van Reenen family. When he stands on his porch and looks out, all that he sees once belonged to him, but is now lost to the Tladis, the Lebones and the wild. Karel refuses to flee and even though he’s seen as the last of his kind in this region, Karel is an important figure in this community. Played by Ian Roberts.

Tristan van Reenen is the head of conservation and loyal employee of Tiro, and is a loving husband and father. Tristan is the passionate (sometimes obsessive) protector of the conservancy on which the Dinaledi Lodge operates. Although his wife, Kate, understands his passion, she can’t help but feel neglected at times. Played by James Alexander.

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For Kate, the romance of the African bush is waning. She came to this place because of love. The romance and seemingly idyllic African bush promised to give her the peace that she has been longing for all her life. She wants more and feels she should be getting it from Tristan. Kate’s restlessness could lead her to self-destruction. Played by Milan Murray.
Amber van Reenen is the outgoing, compassionate, adventurous daughter of Tristan and Kate. Amber’s only issues at the moment are how to avoid wearing frilly dresses and stay out in the bush as long as she can. She is outspoken, headstrong, and loves to spend her time outdoors. She loves her grandfather Karel, and never dreams of living anywhere else but in the wild. Played by Amber van Rensburg.
Jack van Reenen is Itumeleng’s trusted second in command, head ranger and hunter. Jack loves to hunt and take risks. Jack covets Tristan’s life. He wants Tristan’s success, but most importantly, Tristan’s family. He will do anything to get it but if he does he’ll never be satisfied because for Jack, the grass is always greener on the other side. Played by Ty Keogh. 

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