“The staff at Isibindi Zulu Lodge are a small team who considers themselves more of a family than staff members”
The majority of the staff hail from the surrounding hills and valleys of where there forefathers fought in the fierce battles that have made this area so famous.
Nicole and Marnus have been with the lodge since June 2015. Before they joined the team they worked together at a lodge in the greater Kruger area.
Marnus comes from a maintenance and guiding background and Nicole previously worked in zoos in both the education and falconry departments. They work well together as a team with their small staff always going out of their way to make guests feel welcome and give them a memorable experience at Isibindi Zulu Lodge.
Princess started here 3 years ago and has worked her way up from being an assistant to the kitchen supervisor. She enjoys learning new cooking techniques and ideas that she can use both at work and at home with her daughter.
Favourite thing about working for Isibindi Zulu Lodge: "I love meeting new guests on a daily basis from all over the world".
Lindiwe is our longest serving member who has been with the team almost 5 years now. She is a very versatile person who rotates between all the sections when the others are on their days off. Lindiwe is the definition of dynamite comes in small packages, as little as she may be she plays soccer with her four children and is full of energy.
Favourite thing about Isibindi Zulu Lodge: "I enjoy being in the kitchen and making sure the guests rooms are perfect so that the guests can boast about how wonderful the lodge is".
Thobile Xulu has been a part of the Zulu Lodge team for 3 years. She is currently our housekeeper but is also training to become a spa therapist. She takes great pride in ensuring that the rooms look amazing and that the guests always feel comfortable. Thobile is also not scared to jump in when needed and on quiet days has even helped out in the maintenance and gardens. She is a great role model for her child and her family.
Favourite thing about working at Isibindi Zulu Lodge: "I enjoy working in the kitchen and sharing the wonderful food and local flavours we prepare for the guests".
Linda has been with Isibindi Zulu Lodge for about 4 years now. He started off working in the gardens and has worked his way up to being a guide for both our game drives as well as our homestead visits. Linda is very passionate about the Zulu history and takes great pride in leading our Zulu dancers and sharing his knowledge of the local people with our guests. Linda is a very family orientated person who has a close relationship with his whole family and his 1 child.
Favourite thing about working for Isibindi Zulu Lodge: "I love being able to share the Zulu Culture with our guests".
Sakhile( Sakhi) has worked at Zulu Lodge for 3 years. He is a very enthusiastic gardener who spends any time he has working on his gardens. He also loves nature and takes guests on guided walks into the rivers & valley, on these walks he loves to point out the various little things people often miss. He is also one of our drummers at the Zulu evenings where no matter how serious he tries to be he will always crack a smile.
Favourite thing about working at Isibindi Zulu Lodge: "I love the Zulu Cultural evenings at the lodge where we get to share the Zulu culture with the guests and I also love working in the gardens making them beautiful for guests to enjoy".
Thobile Mthanti is our waitress who is the one to greet our guests every morning with her huge smile. Thobile started her career at Isibindi as a temp staff member who would help out once or twice a month and is now a permanent member of our team.
Thobs as everyone calls her is a shy but cheerful person, if you hear laughter it is most likely coming from her. Thobs has two children and is a huge animal lover so also considers her cat “meow meow” as her third child.