Hi there, nice to meet you!
Hluhluwe Bush Camp is owned by Peter de Wit and Trienke Lodewijk, 2 “Dutchies” who moved to South Africa 20 years ago. After living in different places all around Africa, they decided to settle down in Hluhluwe. Peter and Trienke are the co-owners of Nuarro Lodge in the north of Mozambique nuarro.com. They started building this Eco-lodge in 2007 with local Mozambicans and officially opened up in 2009. They were the operational managers of the lodge until 2011. From a distance, they are both still very involved with the lodge.
Because of Peter’s technical background, he designed a special hybrid system which allows Nuarro to run purely on solar energy. Peter is still responsible for all the technical installations and Trienke is still doing the marketing and sales of the lodge.
Besides the lodge in Mozambique, Peter is now CEO and owner of NuRa Energy nura-energy.co.za. This company specializes in electrical solar engineering and operates in South Africa, Mozambique and Uganda.
Trienke is nowadays very busy with the marketing of Hluhluwe Bush Camp. Besides being the owner of the camp, she is also busy with BBorange – a tour operator which creates tailor-made holidays in Southern Africa. If she’s not busy enough already, she is also the only sales agent for Luxetenten Glamping Tents in the whole of Africa. Interested in the tents? Have a look at yalacanvaslodges.com
Of course, Trienke has a magical team gathered around her to run Hluhluwe Bush Camp!
Hlengiwe is head of Housekeeping and Laundry. She is in charge of the look and feel of our tents and does her utmost best to make the tent as comfortable and clean as possible. She is amazing and very creative with making up the beds.
Nonnie and Princess
Nonnie is our Chef with more than 25 years of experience in the kitchen and really knows how to cook. She is in charge of the Farmstall and all the food we provide there. Freshly baked fries with mayo? Beef fillet? Homemade pizzas? English Breakfast?She will prepare it for you fresh fresh! Nonnie loves to chat and to hear all your stories.
Princess is 23 years old and is is our newest asset. She is learning to be the sous chef and is also in charge of the look and feel of our tents.
Carissa is our all-seeing, all-knowing camp manager. She’s the smiley face in the office and is always ready to help with your questions and suggestions for what to see and do in our area.
George does the maintenance of the camp. If there is, for example, any problem with the tents, gates or water, please let us know! George is happy to help. Besides that, he also has lots of experience in gardening, so he will take care of the lovely fruits and veggies in our greenhouse.