In no particular order…..
Dave Falkner – where has Dave not worked in wildlife and conservation? From South Africa,Zambia andMozambique, Dave has been involved in various projects in the bush. Game relocation fromSouth Africa toMozambique, guiding at fishing lodges, and conducting Rhino monitoring programmes in the Lowveld, he has amazing knowledge and stories to share.
Peter Breedveld – Peter began his bush career as an overland guide, travelling to many ofSouth Africa’s top wildlife and historical areas. He then settled in the Pilansberg Reserve, and ran a well known lodge for a number of years, before deciding that the Lowveld area of the Timbavati was the place to be.
Monika Bydlinski – another lady at Shindzela – yay! Monika and Peter manage Shindzela, but are both very keen on the bush so are more likely to be out on game drive than shuffling papers!
Carolien Esterhuizen – Reservations and office support to Shindzela, no a fan of creepy crawlies in general, but she is the adoptive mom to a squirrel found abandoned, and African wild cat
Melita Manthosi– Melita is chief cook at Shindzela, and is famous for her desserts – many a guest is familiar with “Mmmm it’s a surprise”. Melita started out in this industry as a temporary house keeper in a lodge in the Thornybush. She joined us over two years ago and has discovered her interest in cooking, so now runs our kitchen.
Constance Nyathi – Constance started as a part time housekeeper at Shindzela during the busy World Cup period. At the time,Constance was working with a seasonal fruit picking team at one of the large Hoedspruit mango and citrus farms. She slowly worked for longer and longer periods at Shindzela, before joining us full time as housekeeper.
Phendile Ngomane – having worked at a previous trails camp, Phendile joined us recently as a back up house keeper and assist in the kitchen.
Kate Falkner – just turned 1 year, and loves animals!