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Our Team

Your Warm & Friendly Hosts at Madikwe Hills

Our experienced staff have been hand-selected for their knowledge, enthusiasm and total dedication to service excellence, ensuring the complete enjoyment of your entire stay, and safari.

HANNES KRUGER - General Manager

Hannes joined the Seasons in Africa family by starting part time at Leopard Hills in 2002, working during his holidays while studying accounting. He became a full-time employee in 2005.

After 5 years of working in each department Hannes spent the last three and a half years as a ranger at Leopard Hills. At the end 2009 the opportunity arose and Hannes became the General Manager of Madikwe Hills.

“Madikwe Hills is my home and all the staff here are my family. We strive to give guests the best, relaxing and memorable safari experience!”

EZELLE VAN DYK - Assistant General Manager

Ezelle fell in love with Madikwe Game Reserve in 2003 and immediately made it her home. Initially a beauty therapist, she soon worked her way into reservations and office administration, before moving into management. She also found time to qualify as a Field Guide in 2007.

Ezelle gained vast, valuable experience in the reserve before settling at Madikwe Hills as a Front Office Manager, soon after being promoted to Assistant General Manager.

IRENE GAOPELO - Front Office Manager

Irene joined Madikwe Hills in 2004 as a Housekeeper, she then became a Butler & Anchor. She is now working at reception as a Front Office Manager.

Madikwe Hills is like a second home to her. She even found a husband at Madikwe Hills. She is passionate about her work, always smiling and helpful to guests.


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The staff are beyond amazing

We had three nights in Madikwe, and it was more than we could have hoped for. The staff are beyond amazing. The team at the lodge were so thoughtful and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great stay. The food was amazing, there was not a meal that we weren’t impressed by, and the drives were the most fun. We were lucky to get Sam and Herman (and Dan) who made our very early mornings so much fun! The lodge is beautiful!

C, (April 2023)