Bev

Bev, or more fondly known as Gogo, the Food and Housekeeping Manager, a most gracious and attentive hostesses…

Busi

Busisiwe in Housekeeping, originally worked in the gardens for many years before being promoted to looking after…

Buyi

Buyi in Housekeeping has been a Shayamoya family member for many years aswell. Started in 2009 she has been keeping…

Dudu

You can’t miss energetic Dudu, who started at Shayamoya many years ago as a young lady waitressing. …

Fikile

Waitress Fikile lovingly prepares the buffet counters with freshly pickled leaves from the bush…

Goodman

Goodman has been with us for many years, the big smile at the gate welcoming our guests. Been with us since 2010…

Jabu

Like all our team, Waitress Jabu also comes from the nearby area. Jabu quietly goes about her chores in the restaurant…

Jabulani

Jabulani is our very enthusiastic game guard working with Peter to protect the reserve and keep it in…

Lindy

Lindy, the Owner/Manager, together with her pioneering parents have lived in the area for many years …

Lucky

Ranger Lucky was a night security guard but was so enthusiastic to become a guide, we provided the training…

Lungile

Chef Lungile, full of smiles always, joined our family when Shayamoya needed extra hands in the kitchen after we changed…

Mandla

Mandla is the Chief Maintenance Man, working with Peter and Mike on whatever needs fixing or building…

Maxwell

Ranger/Guide Maxwell is an experienced guide in the area. Maxwell is the senior guide with much knowledge on the bush…

Mike

Mr Handyman! Mike will zammer a plan to fix anything. A member of the family for many years, his knowledge…

Miriam

And when you don’t find Dudu at the bar or Nomvula in the office, meet the sweet smiley Miriam. Also trained as a masseur…

Mpume

Young chef Mpume started as a member of a training squad, the Ambassador Training Programme run by the government for a year…

Nomvula

Nomvula is your first contact with Shayamoya, the strong and assured lady in the office that handles your bookings …

Nosmilo

Nosmilo, or Smiley as our guests refer to her, is a waitress. You will notice Smilo has a quiet and gentle maiden way…

Ntombifuthi

Ntombifuthi began her role in the indigenous gardens but was enthusiastic for other opportunities As the lodge grew…

Peter

Peter wears many hats – The Reserve and Maintenance Manager. With a herd of around 35 buffalo among lots …

Sibusiso

Sibusiso is one of the newer member of the family, also happily welcoming our guests to our piece of paradise…

Stembiso

Young Stembiso is the newest member of the family. Trained by his mother who also works here…

Susan

Chef Susan has been with Shayamoya for many years too. Her career started as a waitress and evolved into Chef….