People Of Makweti

Meet Ellard Banda – Makweti Field Guide

Ellard Banda is an exceptional field guide at Makweti, and one of our most trusted members of the extended Makweti family. He came to our lodge in 2013 to fulfill his role as our maintenance man. It wasn’t long before he became completely captivated by the nature around him and chose to study to become

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Getting To Know Confidence Chau From Makweti

It has been a while since we introduced you to a member of the Makweti family, so today we are only too pleased to get to know Confidence Chau a little bit better. Confidence is a member of the housekeeping team, and one of the reasons why everything always looks so pristine when you visit

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People Of Makweti – Ranger, Colin Smit

We love introducing you to the people of Makweti, so that you can get a feel for who is standing behind the scenes, making all the magic come together! If you’ve visited us before then you will know these people, and will hopefully enjoy finding out more about them. May we introduce Colin Smit; this

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Happy Holidays From Our Family To Yours

Wishing all our friends and followers a magical festive season and happy New Year.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2019! Unfortunately not everyone could be present for our end-of-year family photo. Zelly, Colin, Phillip and Zenzi were on leave at the time, but they were with us in spirit. Until next year…

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People Of Makweti – Zelda Mashada (Zelly)

Meet Zelda Mashada, better known to us as Zelly. She is a kitchen assistant at Makweti Safari Lodge and a beacon of positivity who has been with us for 15 years. She was born in Louis Trichardt, which is a good 320km away from Makweti. She is one of three siblings – the only sister

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Neil Davison & Jessica Brown – Our Makweti Stories

It’s October 2016 and Jessica and I are sitting in our small rental apartment in Northern Johannesburg wondering why on earth we had decided to give the “big city” a try after so many years of living and enjoying the bush and game lodge environment. We had been working in lodges and boutique hotels for

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People Of Makweti – Safari Guide, Kevin Holroyd

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; the people of Makweti Safari Lodge are a huge contributing factor as to why guests come back time and again. We are so fortunate to have an incredible, dedicated and passionate team, even if they eventually do move on to other ventures. Kevin Holroyd was one

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