Our People

Louise’s wish and prayers were to find a team that shared her passion for people, and more importantly, her love of Makojalo and the dream she has for it. In March 2014 , Riana joined the team as General Manager and in September 2015, Annemarie joined as Operations Manager.

Today, with our amazing support staff, George, Lettie and Maria, we make a very formidable and dedicated team. To us, this is not just a job. It comes from the heart!

As owner, Louise is involved in the day-to-day running of Makojalo. An honest, down-to-earth person with a serious work-ethic, she loves God and believes that serving people is part of her calling.
Here she shares her God-given talents and leads and inspires us, her team, with her hands-on and “can do” approach. As a result, we have become known for the personalized service we believe every guest deserves and our passion and commitment are visible in the small things we do with a smile.

our Animals

As important as its people, are Makojalo’s animals!!!

As much as we have a thing for people, we have one for animals too…

We are all animal lovers.

From the “newborn” Angus calf which you might see on the way from the main gate, our own “Meerkat Manor” near the chapel, the weavers, nesting noisily in the guesthouse gardens, the game, the chameleons, rescued and set free in our gardens, to our dogs, everyone with his/her own special story and antics!

They all fill our days with so many special moments, unconditional love and laughs….

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you, Louise and the rest of your team for Wednesday’s event.  It’s such a pleasure working with you.
Gill Kabe,Business Development Manager, Nedbank Private Wealth

Ek wil net graag baie baie dankie sê vir die amazing tyd wat ons by julle gehad het. Ons was so bevoorreg om ons troudag by julle te kon hê en ons waardeer al die moeite, vergunning en hulp wat julle vir ons en ons ouers verleen het. Dit was alles wat ons gedroom het dit sou wees.

Julle plek en julle span is great!

JT en Annette

Ek wil net weer dankie se vir al julle moeite en die professionele manier waarop jy alles gereël en hanteer het.
Ons waardeer dit opreg en sal defnitief in die toekoms weer van die venue gebruik maak.

Dorette Brits, FSP Consultant, Prudential Investment Managers


Vriendelikste gasvrou in SA, puik verblyf en heerlike ontbyt!

Ons is hartlik ontvang en het die verblyf so geniet. Die opstal is netjies, oudtyds en baie huislik. Ons het welkom en baie tuis gevoel, soos daardie advertensie op TV: “Amper in ons japonne kom aansit vir ontbyt”.

Vicky P.