The Captain


Captain Vermeulen has been flying since 1967 and was in the employment of South African Airways from 1970 till 2011. He ended his career in the airways as a flight instructor on the Airbus A340's on the international service. He is rated on nearly 100 different aircraft types, from antique biplanes to the latest jet airliners. His aviation milestones include numerous propliner voyages from Cape to Cairo and beyond, as far as the North Cape of Norway and the United States of America.

The First Officer


Alna van Zyl has been in the hospitality industry for more 30 years and in 2010, she was the logical choice to take the reins of Dakota Lodge. Under her guidance Dakota Lodge has grown from strength to strength.

Flight Attendants

Our friendly and professional receptionists Roelien and Lynn are always on hand to assist our guests in making their stay pleasurable and memorable.


The Mechanic

Frans van Zijl is a new addition to our staff and has already started making an impact, he is responsible for our new and modern website as well as upgrading and maintaining all IT related systems.


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Physical Address

Hangar 5, Spitfire Crescent

Rand Airport, Germiston 1419

Gauteng, South Africa


+27 (0)11 824 2143
+27 (0)11 827 0502

E: info@dakotalodge.co.za

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