The Lodge Team

The Lodge Team
Lynette Blades, General Manager Island Safari Lodge

Lynette Blades

GM, Island Safari Lodge

Having grown up in South Africa and been fortunate to spend a lot of time in the bush I developed a deep love for Africa and its wild places. Botswana has been home to me for 8 years and it has been a remarkable journey for me so far.

I attained a National Diploma in Nature Conservation and Wildlife Management from Pretoria University College. Among other courses I also underwent a facilitator training programme course which is an accredited and registered FICA qualification.

I consider myself fortunate to have worked in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry for about 30 years now. Most of my experience was attained in tourism starting off in areas such as the Blyde River Canyon, Nylsvlei Nature Reserve and Thorny bush Game Lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa. I went on to managing operations for some leading safari operations in Botswana and I attained a wealth of experience and knowledge which I hold close to my heart.

Onkagetse “Onks” Reitseng, Restaurant Manager, Island Safari Lodge

Onkagetse 'Onks' Reitseng

Restaurant Manager

I joined the Island Safari Lodge team last year and my drive and passion is to provide excellent service to my guests in terms of good service, good foods and good wines.

I started my career in the industry about 10 years ago and have gradually worked my way up to where I am now. I intend to further my studies and career in the hospitality industry this year and my ultimate goal is to become a lodge manager.

I live in Maun with my wife and two children.

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