Meet Linki Mdlovu: Umkumbe’s Head of Housekeeping

When you arrive at a safari lodge and think twice before jumping on the bed for fear of destroying the beautiful flower display, you know that care and thought have been put into your arrival. Linki Mdlovu is Umkumbe Safari Lodge’s Head of Housekeeping, and she is certainly one of those quietly celebrating the gorgeousness of…

Ezulwini River Lodge Hostess: Glory Wati

Glory Wati possesses the broadest and most dazzling smile in the Balule where she hosts at Ezulwini River Lodge. Glory welcomes new guests with cheerfulness and genuine kindness, along with a refreshing drink and a briefing about Ezulwini River Lodge, before showing them to their rooms. Ezulwini guests immediately bond with this happy character, and…

Africa on Foot Camp Manager: Jen Harman

In continuation with our Behind the Scenes video segment, allow us to introduce Jen Harman, Camp Manager at Africa on Foot. (Meet our Maintenance Man, Alfred, and our Chef, Natasha here!) Things would just not be the same without Jen’s expert organisation and willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure guests are comfortable and receive the…

Africa on Foot Chef: Natasha Mazini

Animated and endlessly cheerful, Natasha Mazini is an uplifting spirit at Africa on Foot where she works as an energetic chef, perfecting the recipe for South Africa’s famous malva pudding. The bush camp kitchen is always alive with chatter and laughter, as the tempting aromas of sizzling bacon and home-baked quiches fill the air. You can…

Bush Braai Fail – Africa on Foot & nThambo Tree Camp

Things don’t always go according to plan, and when we’re dealing with the summer weather in the Kruger Lowveld, we can almost rely on it! The warm evenings are alive with the sounds of cicadas and other insects and frogs that emerge during the wet season. The bush is green and succulent, making the scenery…

Africa on Foot Maintenance Man: Alfred Cuambe

There’s no denying that a lot goes on behind the scenes to make any safari lodge run like a well-oiled machine. Africa on Foot is sewn together delicately by a team of people who do their jobs well. One of those people is Alfred Cuambe; a Mozambican firecracker whose role as Head of Maintenance includes fighting…