Always Going the Extra Mile

Our Team

A dedicated team of staff working together to ensure your stay at Kings Camp Private Game Reserve is relaxing and enjoyable.

General Managers

Warren & Lisha Moore

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 her career as a flight attendant with South African Airways to start working at the lodge in 1996.

For the past 23 years, they have nurtured and run Kings Camp 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.

Assistant General Manager

Hayley Cooper

Hayley Cooper joined our ranks in 2014 as our Assistant General Manager. Hayley originates from the Uk, and was working full time in the hospitality industry at just 15 years old. In 2004, Hayley visited Africa on holiday and immediately fell in love with the bush. In 2009, she made the permanent move to South Africa and immediately set out to study field guiding and was one of the first female guides in the Timbavati.

Hayley has a passion for animals and she rehabilitates wild animals in her spare time. This is what ultimately led her to veganism and she is Africa’s first and only certified vegan hospitality consultant. Her outgoing, caring and professional qualities have added strength to our team.

Assistant General Manager

Grant Murphy

Grant was born and raised in Johannesburg where he completed his PGA apprenticeship after high school. After studying marketing and management, he spent a number of years travelling through the U.S. and Europe. On his return to South Africa, Grant became a professional field guide and attained his FGASA qualifications. He started guiding in the Timbavati in 2009 and joined our ranks as an Assistant General Manager in 2014. Grant’s passion for wildlife, conservation and his excellent people skills have made him an invaluable asset to the Kings Camp team.

Hayley and Grant also run operations for our vegan safaris.

Spa & Front Office Manager

Patricia Mokoena

Our Spa Therapist, Patricia, is a warm and friendly presence at Kings Camp. She was raised not far from the Timbavati, in the local town of Bushbuck Ridge, and is a beacon of happiness around camp. After finishing high school, Patricia worked as a hairdresser in Hoedspruit, where she was encouraged to reach for her dreams.

Sponsored by the amazing people she met in Hoedspruit, Patricia headed to Pretoria to study at the Indigo Spa Academy for two and a half years. Following her studies, Patricia, together with her sponsors, started the first real African spa in the town of Acornhoek. Patricia joined our team at Kings Camp initially as a relief therapist but is now our full time massage and beauty therapist at the Kings Camp Spa.

Head Housekeeper

Mirriam Mkhatshwa

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