Solomon Ntuli (41) has been working in the Kruger National Park since 1987, rising through the ranks as time progressed. Starting off as a gardener in 1981, he now holds the position of chef at the prestigious Hamilton's Tented Camp. Hamilton's is one of the three sister lodges including Imbali Safari Lodge and Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge in the Mulawati Concession Area. The lodges fall under the Three Cities hospitality group banner.
Solomon credits his culinary ability to Adam Shabangu, the head chef at Olifants Camp when he started training as a chef. He had previously worked at Satara, where started as a gardener, moving into housekeeping and finally becoming a waiter before his apprenticeship as chef. Solomon is very happy in his position at Hamilton's. Chocolate crepes with glazed fruit is one of his favourite recipes.