Mission A’Chiefed!

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Allan Johnston
Director, Adventurist, Big Dreamer
Allan has a passion for Africa and amazing adventure travel culminated in excess of 30 years experience in Corporate Adventure Travel and Experiential wow factor Incentives. He has pioneered a multitude of experiential team-based activity programmes and has amassed an ever-growing knowledge of extraordinary locations throughout Southern Africa. Few people can conceptualise an experience quite like our Big Dreamer!
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Lysta Stander
Director, Foodie, Space Master
Lysta has a unique ability to conceptualise as well as execute the extraordinary and is highly skilled in successfully coordinating and project managing teams and operations and is renowned for her attention to detail and appreciation of the finer intricacies which ultimately guarantee a memorable experience. Lysta creates beautiful spaces beautifully and is affectionately known as ``tannie``.
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Chad Zerf
Project Manager, Crooner, Mini-strategist
Chad has way too many talents to mention. Organised, efficient and focused, he is an out-of-the-box thinker who comes up with extraordinary solutions for just about everything! Chad started out singing for his supper at the Namaqua Flower Camps...and never left! He is our handsome crooner, fixer-upper, cabinet maker, all-round tool guy and mini-strategist. Always thinking ahead of the game, Chad will take any camp to the next level.
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Desmond Lundy
Project Manager, Charmer, Guest Guru
Desmond is our cool-dude, guest guru, wine and food aficionado. We have never heard him sing but he is charming, sincere and captivating. Always at the ready to lend a hand and make guests feel comfortable and always the last to bed. He is energetic and optimistic and up to any challenge! If you need to get it done just ask Des!
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Yolandi Stander
Project Manager, Angel, Graceful Hostess
Yolandi is our go-to girl - and don't let her size fool you. Dynamite comes in small packages! She has a flair for the beautiful, can run any camp, is connected, can source anything from anywhere at the last minute and is always ready with a smile! An intimate knowledge of operations and logistics and a fabulous team player, Yolandi turns all our events into memorable experiences.
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Matthew Ryan
Project Manager
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Charmane Johnston
PR, In-House Designer, Weaver of words
Charmane is our ``stay-at-home`` in-house designer with a love for colour, design, people, places and words. She is the on the other side of the phone, proudly promoting everything we say and do - and available to her team and clients 24/7. Social media, marketing campaigns, proposals, Media and all-round ``how-can-I-help``, Charmane quietly keeps the wheels turning in the background.
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Natasha Kannigan
Finance/ Project Support
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Andries Munyai
Project Crew Support, Driver, Madala
Andries has been with the Chiefs Family from day one and is part of our very core. He is our million-mile driver and Go-to Guy for everything and anything and is always on the go - but never too busy for a quick giggle and gossip!
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Nomsa Skosana
Head of Housekeeping, camp-mama, hugger
Nomsa is everyone's mother away from home. With her warm hugs and bright smile, she makes everyone who meets her feel part of the Chiefs Family.
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Donald Sithole
Project Crew Support, Mr Personlity
Donald is our Mr Personality and softy - always laughing and chatting, even when we are working in the desert in the middle of summer. His jokes and positive attitude never fail to lift the spirits of the team.
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Robbie Thipe
Project Crew Support, Mr Smooth
Calm and in control nothing seems to phase or stress this man out. Robbie is the level head of the team and can restore peace in the biggest of storms. Sometimes he sleeps through them 😉 but his calm demeanour is infectious.
GOING LOCAL

Our extended family also includes every picker, packer, driver, cleaner, janitor, waitress, barman, sorter, electrician, seamstress – and more! They are, for the most part, all sourced from the local communities in the areas we operate in. They are an integral part of this wonderful machine and are always greatly appreciated. Over the years many of these gems have worked with us on more than one project and their lives have been enriched by the places they have visited and the skills they have acquired. 

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