The People

“It’s the people that make the place . . .” -- Pittacus Lore

Our team is a diverse blend of backgrounds and nationalities – just like South Africa itself!

Capetonian by choice, Anahid and Armin are Canadian and Austrian by birth. Coming together in Cairo, Anahid spent most of her life in the Middle East and Africa while Armin left his village in the Alps near Salzburg, Austria at a young age to travel the world . . .

Luca hails from Durban in KwaZulu Natal and a hospitality background through and through, while Vuyo is a Cape girl who found her vocation in hotels after starting out in accounting. Willem is from ostrich capital Oudtshoorn and fled the law for hospitality .

Thando, Siposh, Florence and Asanda are Eastern Cape ladies, while the rest of the crew come together at Derwent House from as far away as Congo (our lovely sisters, Sophie and Dorcas) and as close as neighbouring Zimbabwe (Kwanele) . . . all working together to make your stay unforgettable.

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