Hannes has been appointed General Manager of our Sister Lodge Madikwe Hills.
It is with very mixed feeling we bid Hannes Kruger farewell from Leopard Hills as he starts his journey into the world of Management.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for all the hard work he has contributed to Leopard Hills over the last 5 years.
Hannes has been a part of this Reserve since he was born and I know his heart will always lie here, and I am also very sure that sometime in the future he shall return to the Bush of the Mpumalanga Lowveld, it is in his blood and runs through his veins.
Louise and I have known Hannes for twelve years now, he was still at school when we first met him, and as a young fourteen year old, even then, he had the bush in his heart. Hannes spent his school holidays working with us at Leopard Hills, and continued to do so at every opportunity he got while studying at University in Johannesburg. Hannes joined the Leopard Hills Team full time in 2005 and has been a huge asset to our Rangers team ever since.
Madikwe Hills are going to benefit hugely by having Hannes at their helm, and as much as we are going to miss him here, we offer our 100% support to him in his new venture and the challenges that lie ahead.
It feels like we are losing a member of our family, but on the bright side Hannes will still be within the family at Madikwe Hills, and will always have a special place at Leopard Hills. Remember Hannes, we are sending you on loan, and look forward to your return one of these days.
Go well, go safe and come home soon.
On behalf of the entire Leopard Hills Team.