Nadia and Michael
For a while now Stephen and I have been burning the candle at both ends trying to be new parents and still running and overseeing every aspect of running our other baby- Qambathi. It’s become apparent to us that we cannot move the business forward without help. And finally we are both jumping for joy because help has finally arrived. We are beyond excited to welcome Nadia and Michael to the lodge!
(I know it may get a bit confusing but the staff will soon come up with Zulu names) 😉 they both have extensive experience in running lodges both in the Kruger as well as Drakensberg and they will be a perfect fit for the Qambathi family. We can’t wait for you -our guests to meet them!
We are super excited to introduce our new chef, Nomonde! She has fitted in so well at Qambathi and with our team we feel like she has always been a part of the family. Her recipes are already legendary and we had most wonderful feedback about her talent for cooking from our guests. Quick with a wit she has the ability to keep Mandoza in check😆 and that’s a talent on its own
Front of House & Wine Master
Mandoza is such a special soul at Qambathi. He walked down our driveway looking for work a couple of days after we took over the lodge and his smile and sincerity quickly crawled into our hearts. Mandoza very quickly progressed from our gardener through general assistant and now our front of house and wine expert. Make sure you ask for the details of what has grown to be know as “Mandoza story” next time you stay at Qambathi.
Nhlanhlo is definitely a Magic Maker at Qambathi. If you ever wondered who set up your room so beautifully for your romantic arrival or who is a master at romantic turndown look no further! Nhlanhlo also known as Shosho for those of us who struggle with our Zulu pronunciation is also an assistant to the chef- but we do keep her away from the chilli as she grew up in Durban and sometimes thinks we can all take the heat.