Ken Maud has been with Swebeswebe since it's inception in 1983 and has a good knowledge of the farm and its workings. In 2009 he was voted Game Farmer of the Year for the area and received a meritorious award for being nominated a finalist in the national Game Farmer of the Year competition.
Ken sets very high standards, ensuring the estate is maintained at its full potential by the Manager, Henry Hayard, and the staff.
Long service is the norm, with man staff having worked on the Estate for more than 25 years. They have an intimate knowledge of Swebeswebe and have collectively all the skills to maintain the equipment, fences, roads, boreholes, etc. They are all accomplished at tracking, skinning and the other necessities when conducting a hunt, working in the butchery or conducting a walking safari. Our members of the staff are well trained and committed to the standards that have been set.
Training programmes are carefully selected, and all members of staff have the opportunity to enhance their skills.
Swebeswebe supports students studying for their Nature Conservation Diploma by employing and mentoring them for 10 months during their final year of study.
Swebeswebe works closely on various conservation and research projects such as carnivores, vultures, wild dogs, oxpeckers and many more. In partnership with the Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism Department a programme to re-introduce roan to the Waterberg is in process. Efforts to be proclaimed as a Nature Reserve are also underway.