Making you feel part of the family...

DUNCAN & LOUISE RODGERS   Operations Director & General Manager

Duncan and Louise have been in the Game Lodge Business for the last 30 years, having worked at 5 Star Lodges throughout their careers.

They joined Leopard Hills at the beginning during the building and development stage in 1998 and together with many of the Leopard Hills Team Members have been here ever since. Duncan and Louise have a passion for Leopard Hills and creating a Family Atmosphere amongst the Guests and Staff alike, and this is most evident in the relaxed yet professional service at the Lodge.

Raising their two daughters, Megan and Kiara in the bush has been a blessing, and has allowed them to learn a holistic approach to life.

Duncan, Louise and the Leopard Hills Team look forward to welcoming you to this little bit of “paradise” they are lucky enough to be able to call home.

HEINRICH RÖNTGEN   Assistant General Manager

Heinrich grew up on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal & had the privilege of going on Safari in the Sabi Sand Wildtuin from a young age. By visiting this incredible part of the African Bushveld meant that there was no other way but to fall in love with this amazing environment. After finishing school, he was fortunate enough to attend the University of Johannesburg & complete both B.Com Law & LLB degrees. He is very happy to now be able to follow his passion by making Leopard Hills his home and started a career in the bush in 2010. The last couple of years have been the most memorable and it’s a privilege being able to share & spend them with the Leopard Hills Family.

The term “Living the Dream” comes to mind when thinking about being part of the Leopard Hills Team, it is a very humbling and incredible experience being able to Support Duncan, Louise and the Leopard Hills Team as Assistant General Manager.


Front of House Manager

Bridget has been part of the Leopard Hills Family since 2006. Apart from heading the front of house team, Bridget is also one of our most talented Spa therapists. She is a highly qualified therapist and offers a range of treatments to indulge and rejuvenate those guests looking for the ultimate relaxation experience while on Safari. Bridget’s solid work ethic and the world class service she gives to guests are traits that all her staff try to emulate.


F&B Manager

Steve has been born and Raised in the Kruger National Park. His passion for people, fine wine and food has taken him across Southern Africa. He has worked for some of Africa’s finest lodges and has 15 years of 5 star hospitality experiences. Steve’s bubbly personality, warm character and friendliness have won the hearts of the Leopard Hills faithful and he loves the daily interaction with all of his guests.

RICHMAN MAVILANA   Executive Housekeeper

Richman joined the Leopard Hills Team in 2009 as Gardener/Grounds Man, and soon became apparent that he had a very strong desire to progress through the “ranks”. As a result, Richman pushed himself hard, and took every opportunity when it arouse. In his own time, he learnt the role of watering and bar service, and at the first opportunity as soon as a position became available, Richman joined the Waiter/Barman Team. Not wasting anytime, Richman again pushed himself further and in his spare time spent time in Reception grasping the Computer Work, and learning from the other Heads of Departments their roles within the Operation. Rich has now been promoted into the Head of Housekeeping Position, and we are incredibly proud of his achievements over the years, a real example to all, that hard work and self-motivation pay off in the end.


Relief Manager

I grew up in Jhb and visited KNP regularly with my parents since I was a baby and developed an absolute passion for South African wildlife and the tranquillity of the bush.
After I completed school I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work in KNP as receptionist for three years and assisting them with some game drives on the odd occasion.
When I returned to Jhb, I held a Debtors clerk position for almost 7 years.
Now I managed to fulfil my biggest dream by being able to return to the Bush by joining the LH family
I love meeting new people as well as learning something new every day about my surroundings and the wonderful creatures we share our space with.
I would like to pick up on my studies to qualify as a guide
“No challenge in life is ever too big to overcome”


Head Chef

Emma was born in Zimbabwe with the privilege of spending part of her childhood in the UK. Having been raised around a father who shares a passion for cooking, she herself decided to take on the industry. In 2007 she returned to South Africa to study at Christina Martin School of Food and Wine. She is an exceptionally passionate chef, absolutely loves her work and enjoys what she does. Being in the kitchen practically defines her . She is very ambitious, with hopes of becoming the first African chef to achieve a Michelin Star in Africa. With such goals in mind, she still has time to have fun in the kitchen.



Megan has been blessed to call Leopard Hills her Home since the lodge first opened in 1998. Being born and raised in such a unique environment, has allowed her to chase her dreams of a career in the bush, affording her the opportunity to meet people from all around the World, and introduce them to this very special place she calls Home.

Upon completing her schooling at Leopard Hills, Megan started job shadowing in the various departments within the Lodge, learning the ropes, and particular enjoyed the Reception Duties, where she loves getting to meet and spend time with our Guests.

When a full time Position came open, she jumped at the opportunity of joining the Leopard Hills Team on a permanent basis, and in thriving in her Position in Reception.

As well as working full time, Megan is also studying Hotel Management through the International Hotel School and is excited for her future.


Head Chef

Jacques was born and raised in Pretoria. He spent his holidays as a child in the Lowveld and fell in love with Mpumalanga and all it has to offer. After studying at the renowned Capsicum Culinary School he worked at various highly acclaimed five star lodges in the Lowveld area before finding his niche at Leopard Hills. Jacques is very passionate about food and loves experimenting and trying out new recipes and combinations of ingredients. He enjoys life at Leopard Hills with his wife, Tammy Erasmus who is also the Teacher, Therapist & HOD Relief Manager.


Restaurant Manager

Sammy was born in Mozambique and Relocated to South Africa during the Last Civil war. Once safely in South Africa, he started working at the Protea Hotel in Kruger National Park and then studied at The Nelspruit Hospitality Academy. He then moved to the Sabi Sands and fell in love with Leopard Hills. He has since 2008 been part of the Leopard hills family and loves new challenges and meeting new people every day. Sammy enjoys the simple life and the stress free environment that Leopard Hills offers to him.


Maintenance Manager

Evert was born and grew up in Newcastle in the east of KwaZulu-Natal. He went and worked in various places in South Africa before he ended up at Leopard Hills where he has been part of the family since 2009. Evert loves the hands on approach when it comes to working at the lodge, and has earned the name “Mr Fix It”. He also has a passion for all animals in the bush, especially the small and creepy ones, and can often be seen around the Lodge at night with his torch and camera, photographing frogs and insects.

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