Meet the people who make Chitwa Chitwa happen
Stefan and Chantel have been with Chitwa for three and half years. They share a love for the hospitality industry that started almost 10 years ago.
We started our careers and life together at an animal sanctuary. From there we moved to the hospitality industry.
We both love living and working in the bush, being in your little bubble of Eden but still have a sense of traveling of sorts : meeting all kinds of people from all over, but mostly sharing our beautiful country with them.
Our outlook on life is to enjoy every single minute we have and share all the wonderful moments with family, where better to do that than here!
Skye was originally born in South Africa. She is a passionate traveller and has visited and resided in a few countries, Dubai, America, UK & Thailand where Singapore is her favourite. She was brought up in the small town of Gordon - Scotland and moved to South Africa at the age of 8. Her family took to the farm life of the Midlands Meander Kwazulu – Natal for where she spent her teen year’s horse riding, stud training, studying equine anatomy & physiology and running small guest houses in her spare time. She then left the Midlands to the beautiful Cape Town and studied sound engineering, completing her qualification and spent a year in the music industry before moving over to a the hospitality industry for 3 & ½ years where hospitality became her passion.
With over two decades of industry experience behind her, Angela still loves experiencing all aspects of the safari industry. A people person, Angela loves meeting new folks and she also enjoys learning about cultures new and old and is a fan of the arts in every form. But when the day is done, Angela treasures above all else time spent with her family, she would rather be with her loved ones than any other place in the World.
Surprise grew up in a small village on the western boundary of the Sabi Sands, called Athol. In 2003 he started at Chitwa Chitwa as a bush clearer. It did not take long before we noticed that this young man was going to go far in life, and in 2005 he became one of our trackers. In 2007, Surprise completed his FGASA Level 1 field guiding course, and after showing much eagerness in the field, at the beginning of 2009 he was placed in the driving seat. Surprise has much knowledge to offer our visitors to Chitwa Chitwa, and he particularly enjoys taking bush walks, and teaching our guests about the dynamics of the lowveld.
One of our most fantastic guides, Hali has been with Chitwa for 15 years. His guests are always amazed at the vast knowledge he has of the and the surrounding area and the history of the area. He takes time to sit and explain whatever it is the guest is interested in and is also a great host during pre-dinner and boma dinner sittings. He is a wonderful story teller, and usually has guests sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the outcome.
Moses was born and bred in Thulamasha on the border of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. He spent his childhood dreaming of the day that he would follow in his fathers tracking footsteps. He has over twenty-four years of experience on the tracking seat, so need we say more! Moses gained extensive experience working at world famous lodges on the borders of the Kruger National Park, such as Motswari and Leopard Hills, but he has now called Chitwa Chitwa home since the 1st January 2003. Moses has a very gentle heart, and is totally dedicated to making sure that your safari with us is one that you will never forget.
Dinho is passionate about guest service and works daily at sharpening his skills in the food and beverage department. He is a true asset to Chitwa Chitwa and an absolute gem to work with. He has a gift for languages, being fluent in Portuguese, English and Shangaan as well as being able to get by with Spanish and Italian. Dinho has been in the industry for nearly ten years.
Having learned his skill from his father, who is an accomplished chef himself, Wilson enjoys creating dishes that have guests coming back for seconds and thirds. His speciality is in his chilli sauce, which he prepares and cooks himself from scratch. He is a vibrant person, who brings lots of happiness to his working environment.
Texan started in the scullery in 1978 and worked his way up steadily to the position he holds today. He is a dedicated member of the Chitwa Chef team and is always willing to go the extra mile when it comes to guest satisfaction. He specialises in boma and bush dinners, he prepares a pork shoulder to die for, and proudly announces the menu to the guests each night. He is a quiet person, who works very hard and never has a bad thing to say about anything or anyone. He can be called upon at any time of the day to lend a helping hand should we need him.
Andries was one of our most experienced trackers and is now a guide. He started his tracking career in a neighbouring reserve Thornybush. His father taught him to track in 1982 and from there he improved his skills through years of experience There is not a track in the bush that Andries will not be able to follow. Andries is from a village not far from the reserve called Hluvukani. Always ready with a joke or a interesting story Andries is a great asset on any drive.
Busi was born in the village of Athol, on the western boundary of the Sabi Sands. She started her time with Chitwa in 2001 as a waitress and since then she has worked herself up through the ranks. She is a wonderful all-rounder that has had a great passion of her work and the people whom she meets. Her lovely warm smile and great people skills, allows her to make both staff and guests feel as home when they are at Chitwa.