Born in Lesotho and raised in Swaziland, Penni was Isibindi Africa’s first employee when we opened our HQ in Eshowe in 2002.
We are delighted she has returned to join us again 18 years later! She is one of the Isibindi originals and still chuckles about our first filing cabinet being a cardboard box. She juggled bookkeeping and many a time had Joss on her lap drawing and sharing tea pots. With a legendary network of friends in our industry , Penni has worked in operations and marketing for lodge operators throughout Africa with her husband Louis – Malawi, Zambia, Seychelles, Mozambique, Namibia, Sabi Sands… She has also opened and managed South Africa’s first fully owned community camps in Madikwe Game Reserve. Penni’s daughter Jessica Jordaan, and her husband Chase, have continued to keep the family in the ecotourism industry.
Penni loves remote adventure travel. If you can’t find her look in Ethiopia!