Jake Hoddinott

Managing Director, South Africa

Jake started his working career guiding in the Greater Kruger and Waterberg areas in South Africa before moving in to the property investment and finance field in London for several years. Returning to South Africa, Jake was involved in tourism investment consulting and spent several years managing residential and commercial property development projects with the Barrow Group. Jake is a Chartered Surveyor and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, has a Master’s degree in Real Estate and bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Financial Accounting.

Janine Viljoen

Bookings and Social Media

Janine Viljoen is a cat-loving, nature-admiring foodie and all-round optimist who recently joined the Safari Index team. She has almost 10 years of local journalism experience under her belt, and is without a doubt a people’s person. She also considers herself to be something of a social media fundi and loves to spread messages of importance relating to water conservation, staying positive and living the best life you possibly can. She is excited to bring a new dynamic and energy to the team.

Shamsa Bulbulia

Online Content and Marketing

Shamsa studied at Wits University, where she obtained a BA degree, with a major in Geography. She joined the Safari Index, a product of African Array, in 2014. In 2016, she completed a postgraduate degree in Nature Conservation. She is responsible for the online content and marketing for the Safari Index.