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Always going the extra mile

Warren and Lisha Moore

General Managers

The lodge is managed by husband and wife team, Warren and Lisha Moore. Warren started his career at Kings Camp in 1995 as a ranger taking over the management in 1998 the same year that he and Lisha were married. Lisha left an eight year career as a flight attendant with South African Airways to start working at the lodge in 1996.

For the past 21 years, they have nurtured and run Kings Camp Kruger National Park as if it was their own. They are the proud parents of two children Cathan and Sveva and together they live their dream in the middle of the African bush.

HAYLEY COOPER & GRANT MURPHY

Assistant General Managers

Hayley joined our ranks in the second half of 2014 as our new Assistant GM. Hayley is originally from England and grew up in Surrey near London. While still living in England, Hayley worked in the hospitality industry and in 2004 decided to take a holiday to Africa. She went on Safari and was immediately drawn to the bush. On returning to England she set about changing her life course to make a permanent journey to this beautiful continent. She arrived on African shores in 2009 and immediately set out to study Field Guiding. After a short stint catering for the movie industry, Hayley was employed at another lodge in the Timbavati where she worked for 2 years before joining us here at Kings Camp. Her outgoing, caring yet professional qualities have added strength to our team.

Grant was born and raised in Johannesburg where his talent for golf led him to completing his PGA apprenticeship and working as a golf club professional after high school. During this time he studied marketing and management for 3 years before getting the travel bug to explore the world. Grant spent the next 10 years travelling through the U.S., UK and Europe. On his return to South Africa Grant immediately started his journey to become a professional field guide and has attained his FGASA qualifications. Grant started guiding in the Timbavati in 2009 and has recently joined our ranks as an Assistant GM and senior field guide. Grant has a passion for walking safaris and is particularly strong as a birding guide. He is an incredible host with excellent people skills making him a very popular guide with our guests.

Angenitha van Hoving

Reservations Manager

For the past ten years Angenitha has been a proud member of the Kings Camp and Seasons in Africa Team. As Reservations Manager for Kings Camp, she has enjoyed the privilege of assisting hundreds of people to plan their dream holiday in the African Bush. She takes such pleasure to be involved in their journeys; from taking care of every detail of their booking to sharing in their excitement.

Angenitha has been involved in travel for the past 20 years, she is passionate about tourism and being part of a team that proudly welcomes guests to the Seasons in Africa properties.

PATIENCE NGOMANE

Front Office Receptionist

Her beautiful smile welcomes you to Kings Camp. Patience joined the lodge in 2004 and is always on hand in the reception and curio shop to assist our guests.

GARETH JARVIS

Executive Chef

Gareth studied at International Hotel School and has a range of experience from fine dining to food styling for international movies. He has worked for restaurants in the City helping with menu design as he has a very creative mind when it comes to cooking. Although born and raised in Johannesburg, Gareth loves the bush and heads out on drives whenever he has the chance. His role at Kings Camp is Executive Chef and his passion and experience shines through in all of his dishes when delivering incredible cuisine.

HENNELIE Esterhuizen

Head Spa Therapist

Hennelie grew up in our local town of Hoedspruit, less than an hour away from Kings Camp, Hennelie started her career in the hospitality industry at just 18 years old.

She studied spa therapy and tried out big city life but soon after realised her heart was in the bush and she is now employed at Kings as our Head Spa Therapist; offering fantastic treatments to our guests.

PATRICIA MOKOENA

Spa Therapist

Patricia exudes warmth and passion for her guests and she is a beacon of happiness. This wonderful lady was raised not far from the Timbavati in the local town of Bushbuck Ridge. After finishing high school, Patricia started as an apprentice hair dresser in the local town of Hoedspruit. It was here that she met some incredible people who encouraged Patricia to reach for her dreams.

These special people made it possible by sponsoring Patricia to head off to Pretoria to study Beauty, skin and massage at the Indigo Spa Academy for 2 and half years. On her return following her studies, Patricia together with her sponsors started the first real African spa in the town of Acornhoek. Very recently, Patricia joined our team at Kings Camp Kruger National Park initially as a relief therapist but after a month she wanted to stay forever! She is now our full time massage and beauty therapist at the Kings Camp Spa who will pamper you to your hearts content.

MIRRIAM MKHATSHWA

Head Housekeeper

Mirriam is not only our head of housekeeping but also the “Mamma” of the lodge. She has been with us since 1996 and exudes warmth to all those she meets. She is incredibly meticulous in her work ethic and cares for each suite in the lodge as if it was her own home.

MAGGY MAGONGO & SHIRLEY Mashele

Head of Bar & Assistant Head of Bar

Maggy (left) is another long serving and dedicated member of our team having started at Kings Camp in 1998. Maggy looks after the bar service and will always be nearby to ensure that you have a cold and refreshing beverage in your hand.

Shirley (right) was born and raised in the local village of Acornhoek. She started her Hospitality career in Kruger Park as a Waitress and joined Kings Camp in 2009 in the same position. Within a year she has been moved across to work in the bar where she is now the Assistant Head of Bar. She met her husband here at the lodge (Guide, Remember Mashele) She has a lovely warm smile and is loved by guests and staff.

LIZ BROWN & MONIQUE MOORE

Waterbuck Villa Hosts

Liz (left) was born and raised in Zimbabwe and used to holiday in Hwange Game Reserve which is where her love of the bush began. She found a passion for the Hospitality industry when she used to spend time with her Aunt who managed a small Inn. Then moving between the UK and South Africa and raising a Daughter for the next 20 plus years saw her decide to move back to South Africa and follow her heart to return to the bush. Liz is our Waterbuck Villa Host looking after groups and families who come to discover Africa for themselves

Monique (right) grew up in an area called the Freestate in South Africa. She found her love for the Hospitality Industry after working for a few years in the USA. She gained experience in a number of different departments in Country Clubs and 5 Star Hotels in Florida, Rhode Island and New York. She moved back to South Africa last year and is now employed at Kings Camp as an ‘all-rounder’ at the lodge and also is our stand-in Waterbuck Villa Host.

REVIEW

Life changing experience

A friend and I just returned from a 4 day stay at Kings Camp. I read so many posts so my expectations were very high and they were exceeded. It truly was amazing from every point of view. The accommodations were beautiful, the staff warm and friendly, the food delicious. It truly is like being part of a family and I didn’t want to leave and looking forward to coming back.

SouthAfricahereIcome, United States (May 2017)

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