The Owners

Marjan Blom and Raphael Real del Sarte have been living between Paris, France and Soest, Holland for years, together with their three children Ruben (15 years), Livia (12 years) and Nelson (3 years).

The Lodge is the fulfilment of a long dream to create a pure and beautiful African safari lodge that will support the realisation of a much vaster project: the conservation of the majestic but vulnerable wilderness and wildlife of Africa.

The staff of The Lodge
Alwyn Petersen, Architect and designer

Architect & Designer

As the creative influence behind The Lodge at Feline Fields, Alwyn Petersen has been an integral part of making this dream a reality.

Alwyn, a highly experienced and talented architect and designer, through sheer motivation and determination managed to accomplish the almost impossible task of creating and building Feline Fields in the middle of the Kalahari wilderness, blending it perfectly into the pristine but harsh environment.

Alwyn Petersen, a well known architect from Cape Town, has been involved in numerous highly successful projects including Planet Baobab and Jack’s Camp.

Alwyn Petersen plays a key role in the Feline Fields’ organisation.

The Team

The Feline Fields team has been hand picked from the most experienced and well trained staff in Botswana. Each member of the team is Motswana and has their own unique talent or skill. The entire team is dedicated to ensuring our guests have a wonderful stay.

We know one of the keys to the happiness of our guests is a attentive but always delicate and discreet service and we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of service at The Lodge.

Teddy, Lodge Manager
Smiling waiters
Lighting a lantern at sunset