Zingela Team

Zingela Bow Hunting Gallery

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Dawie Vermeulen

(Professional Hunter )

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Nico van der Merwe

(Outfitter & PH)

Your Outfitter and Professional Hunter, Nico, during his primary school years grew up in the unfenced Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park. During high school he, along with his family, moved to their family cattle/game farm in North West Province neighboring the Botswana border. 

Michelle van der Merwe

(Host)

Michelle oversees marketing, accommodation as well as lodge management. She has been married to Nico van der Merwe for the past 10 years. After Michelle graduated from high school, she studied marketing and accounting, thereafter, once she completed her studies, she was appointed as a sales representative of a family business for 10 years.

Josef Ramadi

(Tracker & Skinner)

Josef grew up with Nico on their family farm in North West and under Nico’s father’s guidance, he was taught and apprenticed the finer skills of tracking and skinning. Josef has a vast knowledge of the indigenousness of fauna and flora which contribute to an unforgettable hunting experience.

Joel Maphago

(Tracker & Skinner)

Joel grew up in the Limpopo province, adjacent to Zingela Limpopo Safaris. He has been working for Zingela Limpopo Safaris for over 10 years and knows the 60,000 acres like the back of his hand.He has a great sense of humor. His tracking and skinning skills are excellent and most importantly he loves and respects wildlife.

Frans Tau

(Safari Chef)

Frans is our local Chef who grew up in the Limpopo Province. When he started working for Zingela Limpopo Safaris, his passion for food and people did not go unnoticed, he was sent for further education as a chef. Frans has been working on the reserve for more than 10 years, therefore, his family has a long relationship with us.