Our Team

Passionate horticulturalist Jeremy Hermansen created Indalo out of a dream to establish gardens that work for people. He’s supported by a steady team of about 16 who have been with him for many years.


‘We don’t have a foreman. The work is the boss, and the foreman.’ -Jeremy Hermansen, Founder & Director

Founder and hands-on director Jeremy Hermansen has extensive knowledge and love for the environment, with a particular passion for the care of trees and their relation to the landscape. The right tree in the right place.

Jeremy is supported by an eight-man horticulture and arboriculture team, and a six-man maintenance team.

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Mzameli Zazela
(aka Botende)
Botende is the architect of landscapes and a technician of note. With Indalo for 19 years, he’s just completed the most beautiful staircase out of sleepers and rocks.
Amosi Mbayimbayi
(aka Amos)
Amos is our master driver who’s been with Indalo for 11 years. He’s the man who gets our teams and gear where they need to be, on time every time.
Silindile Zaza
(aka Mkaya)
Mkaya, who joined Indalo 10 years ago, has a brilliant eye for thinning out and pruning trees, but his first priority is safety.
Russell Fewell
(aka Russ Man)
Russ Man is our diligent stalwart who heads up the maintenance team with integrity. He’s been with Indalo for 3 years.
Sonwabile Mblashwa
(aka Sonnie)
Sonnie is the go-to person for onsite solutions and is an excellent groundsman for safety and tree rigging. With 6 years with Indalo, he has the widest smile on the team.