About us at Waterfall Lodge
Allan & Gert Jensen
Son and farther co-owners
Allan Jensen fell hard in love with South Africa during his first hunting trip to the continent in 2003. And soon started his search for his own “African dream” that several research trips later ended with the purchase of a hunting farm in 2006. He immediately put all his know how and expertise as a business owner in the craft industry, into the effort of designing and building what today stands as Waterfall Lodge. Allan is constantly supervising the on-going development of the lodge during his monthly visits. Gert Jensen, now a retired business magnate, started the industrial painting company Gert Jensen Aps in Denmark more than 40 years ago, soon spreading his interests into the bricklaying and carpentry industry. Gert is now using all his spare time and all of his resources supporting the family’s new business adventure in South Africa. The Jensen’s strong bond to the best of Danish craft tradition shows in all details of Waterfall Lodge.
L.G. Trichardt – manager, PH og Outfitter
We are working hard on more information of our new PH og Outfitter
Wilson joined Waterfall Lodge shortly after Dirk and Marie. When he first arrived in Lephalale from his hometown of Makhado in Northern Limpopo he started out as a private chef at different lodges and resorts in Limpopo Province, before ending up at Waterfall Lodge. To our delight and advantage he has been here ever since and has become quite well known for his excellent cuisine. When he’s not in the kitchen, Wilson loves bringing plants from the veld and beautifying the gardens at Waterfall Lodge.
Albertina Matlou and Anna Sepholoane
Albertina, mother of three, hails from Seleka outside Lephalale and has almost fifteen years’ experience in the lodge industry in Limpopo Province. She has been at Waterfall Lodge since the start. With her quick wit and even quicker hands, Albertina is on top of her game and a joy to have around. Under her expert guidance, Anna has been learning the trade since she joined Waterfall Lodge a year ago. Anna, who has two children, is from the village Witpoort, a stone’s throw away from Seleka. Together, they clean, wash, assist in the kitchen and maintain tip-top conditions in the accommodation at Waterfall Lodge.
Herman grew up in Marapong, a suburb of Lephalale. He has been at Waterfall Lodge since the very beginning. Herman obtained his qualification in the art of tracking and skinning from the FET College in Lephalale and is currently one of the best trackers in the hunting industry. Apart from knowing the African bush intimately, Herman has many other skills; from game fencing to woodwork to plumbing and everything in between, Herman is an indispensable member of the team.
Is a respected elder in his village with the same name, Shongoane, and Frans has been an invaluable worker on the farm for the last four years. Although almost at a retiring age, he enjoys being able to keep working and will put a few young men to shame doing so. Frans has many years’ experience as a plumber assistant, but has gained many more skills since working on the farm. Frans regularly assists Herman with skinning and working meat during hunts.