Meet the Team

MEET THE TEAM THAT MAKES YOUR STAY SO SPECIAL AT MAKUMU PRIVATE GAME LODGE

The Big Five - Owner Stefan Breuer with his General Managers, Ruan and Shelley Ferreira, and Assistant Managers, Adrian van Zyl and Cherié Bredenkamp. With an amazing team heading up Makumu Private Game Lodge, our managers are sure to make your stay with us a memorable one. Join us!

 

Stefan Breuer

Owner

Smart, handsome and always in the mood for a joke

Karin Seger

Marketing & Sales

Multilingual and very sociable with a huge heart

Ruan Ferreira

General Manager

Good looking, a great ranger, very loyal, loves Shelley and the bush

Shelley-Lee Ferreira

General Manager

The perfect host, always smiling and making sure everyone is happy

Adrian van Zyl

Assistant Manager

Called The Rock! Adrian has a big passion for the African bush

Cherié Bredenkamp

Assistant Manager

Sweet as pie and always positive

Tsakani (Grace) Ngomane

Chef 

Our cake queen - we are always surprised with her new creations and imagination!

Mutimuni (Nellys) Mkanse

Chef

A great soul, amazing in the kitchen and a very talented dancer

Busisiwe (Joyce) Maake

Chef

Our magician in the kitchen with no limits and an incredible voice 

Alistair Musk

Junior Ranger

Our ginger prince and youngest ranger in the Makumu family

(Sibu)siso Evans Mathebula

Tracker

Has eyes like an eagle and won't miss a leopard from his tracker seat

Socha (Richard) Nyati

Tracker 

Tracks lions without fear and has many adventurous stories to tell

Ciriel Chiloane

Groundsman

Our strongest man - we can always count on him for everything! 

Moses James Mokone

Groundsman

He always makes a plan and never forgets to smile

Norman Hetisani Nsimbini

Groundsman

Has a green thumb and ensures our garden grows beautifully

Neville Pitso Sishaba

Groundsman

The man who lights all the candles each night and is always willing to help

Margaret (Maggy) Magongo

FOH/ Housekeeper/ Waitress

The boss - she has been with us for a very long time and makes the best cocktails

Zondiwe (Lindiwe) Masambo

Housekeeper 

The queen of housekeeping

Nkateko Mathebula

Housekeeper

Ensures our lodge is always squeaky clean and shiny

Lisah Confidence Morake

Waitress

Our youngest member in the service team, although not to be underestimated

Thuli Khoza

Freelance Waitress

Her smile is infectious and her help in the kitchen invaluable

Lindekuhle (Lindo) Sibuyi

Spa Therapist

The lady with magical hands helping everyone to relax

Verena van Rooyen

Marketing Manager

Responsible for managing the promotion and positioning of Makumu Private Game Reserve

Jonathan Lubbe

Sales Manager

Building relationships which serve us as Makumu and our beloved trade partners

Carien Bus

Reservations Manager

Her primary responsibility is to oversee the reservations to ensure that our guests' needs are being met.

From our guests