The staff at our Safari Camp make a wonderful impression on our guests. Some members of our staff have been at the lodge for more than 30 years! Their loyalty and passion for their work and the environment shines through. We consider ourselves to be incredibly fortunate to have such a friendly and hard working team.
Don and Nina Scott, Owners
Don and Nina are the owners of Tanda Tula Safari Camp and are permanently based at the camp. They are intimately involved with operations and thoroughly enjoy spending time with their guests.
Don and Nina have become renowned for their specialist cross-cultural management philosophies and their ability to create a sense of family amongst staff and guests.
They are committed to numerous conservation, healthcare and community development projects. They also serve on a number of boards, ranging from the Timbavati EXCO, to the K2C Biosphere.
Read a recent Fair Lady article featuring Don and Nina.
Dale and Hayley Jackson, General Managers
Dale and Hayley Jackson joined Tanda Tula Safari Camp as managers in early 2009, and have since taken the operational side of the business to new levels.
Dale is one of the most experienced and qualified guides in the Lowveld, and as general manager, runs a superb team of passionate and knowledgeable guides. He brings incredible knowledge and strong leadership to the ranger team.
Hayley has run numerous lodges during her career and has a background in fine food and wine. She has an excellent eye for detail and ensures that the camp and staff are always at their best. With Hayley’s warm and bubbly persona and Dales sincerity and generosity, together they are superb hosts who genuinely care for their guests.
Ryan, Executive Chef
With head chef Ryan Mullett at the helm, each dining occasion at Tanda Tula is more than just a meal, it is a sensory experience. From traditional African dishes, to more modern creations, Ryan creates magic in the kitchen resulting in cuisine guaranteed to excite the taste buds.
Ryan uses only the finest ingredients and local produce where possible. This ensures that our dishes are fresh, healthy and very tasty.
Dolly is our reservationist and we would not function without her! Her friendly and helpful persona are welcomed by both guests and travel agents.
Dolly is also the wife of one of our rangers Civilised. Together they make an excellent team.
Thabo is always one of the first faces to greet our guests on arrival. He may by short, but as we all know dynamite comes in small packages and his dynamic contribution to the team is exceptional. Thabo’s humour and passion for his work is fantastic. Guests feel immediately taken care of and are always sorry to say goodbye to him.
Although Clenny works more behind the scenes, her “touch” is evident everywhere. Clenny supervises the housekeepers ensuring that all the tents are beautifully kept, and makes sure that our guests have a relaxing and memorable stay.
This is the dream team! Combined they have 50 years of experience in the bush. You will be blown away by their never-ending knowledge and insight into this incredible environment. You only have to see the raving reviews made by our guests in Trip Advisor.