BLACKBEAN AB7V2906 2017

Our Team

“Through the years I have come to learn that no matter how luxurious or exclusive our lodge may be, it is our people that make our guest’s experience truly unforgettable. Our carefully selected team of staff all have a genuine passion for not only the hospitality industry, but also our African wildlife, and more importantly, for one another. We are a proud and solid family.” ~ Adine Roode, Managing Director

  • All
  • Admin
  • Butlers
  • Chefs
  • Housekeeping
  • Landscaping
  • Management
  • Media
  • Rangers
  • Sales & Reservations
  • Scullery
  • Spa Therapists
Adine Roode

Adine Roode

Owner & Managing Director

Delene Odendaal

Delene Odendaal

Financial Director

Ruan Roos

Ruan Roos

General Manager

Tamlin Wightman

Tamlin Wightman

Media Manager

Mari Theunissen Rohda

Mari Theunissen Rohda

Reservations and Revenue Manager

Shantel Mashile

Shantel Mashile

Spa Therapist

Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman

Ranger

Jason Botes

Jason Botes

Head Ranger

Reece Willox

Reece Willox

Ranger

Juan Hattingh

Juan Hattingh

Ranger

Tylor Stegmann

Tylor Stegmann

Ranger

Alex van As

Alex van As

Executive Chef

Henlu Van Niewenhuizen

Henlu Van Niewenhuizen

Chef

Duvan Janse van Rensburg

Duvan Janse van Rensburg

Chef

Isaac (Sakkie) Shiburi

Isaac (Sakkie) Shiburi

Head Butler

Obert (OB) Chauke

Obert (OB) Chauke

Butler

Shadrick Ngobeni

Shadrick Ngobeni

Butler

Songs Vusani

Songs Vusani

Butler

Eulander Madimabe

Eulander Madimabe

Spa Therapist

Ansie Grobler

Ansie Grobler

Head of Housekeeping

Daphney Mgiba

Daphney Mgiba

Housekeeping

Hellen Kgwede

Hellen Kgwede

Housekeeping

Lydia Mokgope

Lydia Mokgope

Housekeeping

Calvonia Mohlala

Calvonia Mohlala

Chef

Morongwa Mokgope

Morongwa Mokgope

Housekeeping

Bridget Hlatswayo

Bridget Hlatswayo

Housekeeping

Pretty Mkasi

Pretty Mkasi

Housekeeping

Olga Monareng

Olga Monareng

Housekeeping

Monica Maoko

Monica Maoko

Housekeeping

Gertruth Ngubeni

Gertruth Ngubeni

Housekeeping

Vera Chiloane

Vera Chiloane

Scullery

Nelia Sibuyi

Nelia Sibuyi

Scullery

Veronica Msoma

Veronica Msoma

Scullery

Albert Mashali

Albert Mashali

Gardener

Shadrack Hlungwani

Shadrack Hlungwani

Landscaper

Polelo Malatule

Polelo Malatule

Landscaper

Barbara Barregar

Barbara Barregar

Reservations Consultant

Lara Van Rensburg

Lara Van Rensburg

Bookkeeper

Delene Odendaal

Delene Odendaal

Financial Director

Lara Van Rensburg

Lara Van Rensburg

Bookkeeper

Isaac (Sakkie) Shiburi

Isaac (Sakkie) Shiburi

Head Butler

Obert (OB) Chauke

Obert (OB) Chauke

Butler

Shadrick Ngobeni

Shadrick Ngobeni

Butler

Songs Vusani

Songs Vusani

Butler

Alex van As

Alex van As

Executive Chef

Henlu Van Niewenhuizen

Henlu Van Niewenhuizen

Chef

Duvan Janse van Rensburg

Duvan Janse van Rensburg

Chef

Calvonia Mohlala

Calvonia Mohlala

Chef

Ansie Grobler

Ansie Grobler

Head of Housekeeping

Daphney Mgiba

Daphney Mgiba

Housekeeping

Hellen Kgwede

Hellen Kgwede

Housekeeping

Lydia Mokgope

Lydia Mokgope

Housekeeping

Morongwa Mokgope

Morongwa Mokgope

Housekeeping

Bridget Hlatswayo

Bridget Hlatswayo

Housekeeping

Pretty Mkasi

Pretty Mkasi

Housekeeping

Olga Monareng

Olga Monareng

Housekeeping

Monica Maoko

Monica Maoko

Housekeeping

Gertruth Ngubeni

Gertruth Ngubeni

Housekeeping

Albert Mashali

Albert Mashali

Gardener

Shadrack Hlungwani

Shadrack Hlungwani

Landscaper

Polelo Malatule

Polelo Malatule

Landscaper

Adine Roode

Adine Roode

Owner & Managing Director

Delene Odendaal

Delene Odendaal

Financial Director

Ruan Roos

Ruan Roos

General Manager

Tamlin Wightman

Tamlin Wightman

Media Manager

Mari Theunissen Rohda

Mari Theunissen Rohda

Reservations and Revenue Manager

Tamlin Wightman

Tamlin Wightman

Media Manager

Jason Botes

Jason Botes

Head Ranger

Reece Willox

Reece Willox

Ranger

Nathan Newman

Nathan Newman

Ranger

Juan Hattingh

Juan Hattingh

Ranger

Tylor Stegmann

Tylor Stegmann

Ranger

Mari Theunissen Rohda

Mari Theunissen Rohda

Reservations and Revenue Manager

Barbara Barregar

Barbara Barregar

Reservations Consultant

Vera Chiloane

Vera Chiloane

Scullery

Nelia Sibuyi

Nelia Sibuyi

Scullery

Veronica Msoma

Veronica Msoma

Scullery

Shantel Mashile

Shantel Mashile

Spa Therapist

Eulander Madimabe

Eulander Madimabe

Spa Therapist