Markus Jebsen (Owner)
Markus owns and operates numerous nature reserves and rewilding projects in Southern Africa as well as in Romania, Australia, Denmark and the USA. He is one of the founding board members of Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC) and has donated over 1,700 hectares of forest, alpine meadow and farmland to the FCC. He is also a founding board member of the recently established Asia Pacific Advisory Board to African Parks. He supports numerous, other Grassroots Conservation organizations such as the Tsavo Trust, Kenya Wildlife Service, Giraffe Conservation Foundation and WWF.
Nico & Michelle van der Merwe (General Managers)
Nico grew up in the, unfenced Timbavati Private Nature Reserve which is situated adjacent to the Kruger National Park. His father was a warden at Timbavati Nature Reserve. It was during this time, that he joined his father on numerous exhibitions where Nico’s captivation for conservation began.
Michelle has always been fascinated with nature, animals and conservation. After completing her studies in Marketing and Accounting, she was appointed as a sales representative at her family’s business for 10 years. It was during these years that she learnt client professionalism and managerial skills.
Nico and Michelle will gladly assist with inquiries, bookings and logistics involved in ensuring guests the most memorable experience at Zingela.
Josef Ramadi (Maintenance Supervisor)
Frans Tau (Lodge-and-camp Supervisor and Chef)
Joel Mphago (Supervisor)
At Zingela all of the staff are privileged to work for a company with a bigger vision in mind, that never loses sight of their conservation efforts, biodiversity and welfare of animals. Here all personnel are friendly and always willing to for fill your needs.