In celebration of our fifth birthday we asked some of our most loyal employees that have been with us since we opened our doors in 2013 to tell us more about their experience with Moditlo for the past five years. This is what they had to say:

What is the best part of working at Moditlo River Lodge?

Dorah: I love working with the guests, they are very friendly!

Hilda: The people are very kind and we get promotions if we work hard. I love my job.

Forgive: The promotions I got throughout my time here.

What is the most memorable moment you experienced at Moditlo River Lodge?

Ntswaki: The management organized a game drive for us and our families. We had a wonderful safari and it was the first time we saw the wild animals. Afterwards we swam in the swimming pool and had a braai. Even today we are still talking about it.

Komano: The best memory I have is when Mr Gary threw us a bog party. It made everyone very happy.

What is your favourite animal and why?

Dorah: Yes, the nyala because they are always around, and they are not shy animals.

Thomas: I love the leopard. I have witnessed many leopard sightings and one stuck by me when the male leopard took the impala up the tree to safely eat without any disturbance. They are so clever!

Ntswaki: The elephant! It is the largest mammal in the bush that can push everything over especially the trees.

What are your career goals at Moditlo River Lodge?

Thomas: I would not have believed that oneday I would be where I am today. I started as a waiter in 2013 and today I am a field guide and I train the other guides. Wow, I am still looking forward to becoming better in this industry. I really love my job.

Janet: I want to improve where I am. I love my job and want to end up my career at Moditlo on a higher level.

Serry: I want to become manager. I want to be responsible for controlling a group of staff.

Forgive: To become a lodge manager and to own something