Management Team

Etienne Ernst Sr.

Etienne Ernst (Sr) is the founder, entrepreneur, managing director, and CEO of Nimeng Holdings (Pty) Ltd. He retired in 1983 from an executive management career in the corporate business world to become an internationally acclaimed business development consultant. In 2006 he decided to retire once again to make provision for the application of his knowledge, skills, competence and experience to one of his many passions - the development of a world class game hunting and eco-tourism resort. 


He can be contacted on +27 82 445 2483, +27 84 373 6196 or at etienne@nimengsafaris.com


Kossam Mkwebo - Ranch Operations Administrator and Receptionist

Kossam Mkwebo is our ranch operations administrator. His administrative duties include time office administration, storekeeping and asset register administration. 


He is also our ranch receptionist, responsible for guest room allocations, guest reception, and guest hosting, which includes attendance to the special needs of our guests. 


Kossam is also the manager of our four full-time security guards whose duties include game ranging, residential security and conformance policing.


Kossam is a Zimbabwean citizen. His career development exposure and work experience includes urban and mine security game ranching. He was previously employed by Bubiana Conservancy in Masvingo, Zimbabwe; Sandawana Mines, Zimbabwe Midlands, and Eagle Security (Pvt) Ltd in Harare. He is married and a father of five daughters and one son.


Kossam can be contacted on +27 72 677 5667



Sanet Botha - Web-based Media and Decor Designer

Sanet Botha is our decor and web-based media designer. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of our Nimeng Safaris website as well as other web-based promotional media such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc. She is also responsible for the the interior design of our venues and the exterior design of our gardens.


Sanet is the holder of three international qualifications and national diplomas in specialised makeup artistry and in interior design.


Previously, she was a Foundation Phase teacher for 22 years, which is still her passion. Her leadership skills and capabilities were executed in positions as HOG and HOD, and as the chairperson of the Roodepoort Student Community Council for a period of four years.  Since rugby is also one of her passions, she qualified herself as a SARVU coach and led her team to be Lions winners in their age group for two consecutive years.

 She is a proud mother to one son and two daughters.


Sanet can be contacted at sanetnimeng@gmail.com at sanet@nimengsafaris.com


Created by Sanet Botha