Sanctuary Stanley's Camp - Botswana

Profile photo for Team member Willem Schaap Willem Schaap General Manager

Willem grew up in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape town. During his studies he worked in hotels and lodges across South Africa. He enjoys wine and always try to increase his knowledge about wine and foods. His love for ani-mals attracted him towards the lodge industry. He previously worked at The Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg.

Profile photo for Team member Malebogo Monnapula Malebogo Monnapula Assistant Manager

Malebogo or “Lebo” as fondly known by guests is an Assistant Manager at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp. She has been with the company for 10 years.

Profile photo for Team member Aaron Katanga Aaron Katanga Lodge Manager

Aaron was born in Parakaningu where he completed his schooling; he was hired by Chobe Game Lodge in 1996 and worked there until 2002. He joined Sanctuary in 2003 as a waiter. He rose to the service champion where he completed various courses for the position. He was promoted to Trainee Manager where his main focus is Food and Beverage.

Profile photo for Team member Gemma Schaap Gemma Schaap Admin Manager

Gemma grew up in Johannes-burg. She studied at the University of Johannesburg and after getting her degree in hospitality, worked for The Westcliff hotel. A wonderful opportunity came along and she moved to the Ten Bompas boutique hotel as the Assistant GM. She likes hyenas!

Profile photo for Team member Ntesang Catherine Kethlhoilwe Ntesang Catherine Kethlhoilwe Curio Shop attendant

Catherine who lives in Xhaxhaba, a village in the Okavango Delta is 31 years old and has three beautiful daughters. She has been working at Sanctuary Stanley's Camp for 13 years and has been promoted to camp trainee manager and is also in charge of the curio shop. Catherine loves traditional dancing and is always the first to lead the rest of the staff into dance around the camp fire. She also enjoys basket weaving, which was taught to her by her mother - a talent she is happy to share with guests.

Profile photo for Team member Boiela Alan Monnaaletsatsi Boiela Alan Monnaaletsatsi Head Guide

Alan has been with Sanctuary for nine years now and is still very focused on giving guests the ‘whole’ bush experience. Judging by the feedback he receives this is exactly what he and his colleagues at Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp are offering. He believes 80% of the guests experience is about people; the rest is about the bush. His favourite animal is the baboon because you can watch it for hours and never get bored!

Profile photo for Team member Gaongalewe Xweta Gaongalewe Xweta Pastry Chef

Gao has always had a passion for food. Nothing makes her happier than whipping up a coconut cake. She has gained her knowledge from several other lodges she worked at, but she believes it's Sanctuary that gave her the opportunity to be who she has always wanted to be. Gao has four daughters and her biggest dream is to pass on her knowledge to all of them.