Scott van Zyl disappeared last week after he went on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe.
Accompanied by a pack of dogs and a Zimbabwean tracker, the professional hunter who organizes trips for foreign clients is thought to have been eaten by crocodiles on the bank of the Limpopo River.
It is believed Mr van Zyl and his tracker left their truck and walked in different directions into the bush. The dogs later returned to the camp without Mr van Zyl, whose belongings were found inside the vehicle.
Rescue teams were sent to search for the hunter and helicopters, trackers and divers all scoured the region.
His tracks were later spotted leading to the banks of the river and his backpack was located nearby.