On arrival, you will be welcomed by Philip Saki the house manager of Umthi Lodge. He will take care of you during your stay at Umthi Lodge and answer any questions. As all-round house manager, Philip takes care of the house, pool maintenance, cleaning and the immediate natural landscape and watering hole. Philip is on call and ready to serve daily at the house to make your stay an enjoyable experience.
Philip is a fluent Xhosa speaker and grew up in the area immediately around Umthi Lodge – so he has excellent local knowledge of this African region and its local traditions. His Xhosa name is Wandisele which means “to enlarge your experience” and that is his passion and commitment to the guests of Umthi Lodge.