Meet Steenberg Hotel GM – John Loubser
Nov30

Meet Steenberg Hotel GM – John Loubser

John Loubser is the General Manager at Steenberg Hotel in the Western Cape, responsible for making the hotel stay profitable. Let’s find out as he shares his journey in the hospitality industry… What do you pride yourself about managing Steenberg Hotel?   I pride myself on the high-performance team of talented individuals we have developed who consistently deliver exceptional service to our wonderful guests and over the years...

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The history of Oude Werf Hotel
Nov28

The history of Oude Werf Hotel

This week the spotlight falls on Oude Werf Hotel from the Western Cape after Kgalagadi Lodge from the Northern Cape shared their history. With this series I allow hotels to share their history which is not readily available to the general public. Hotel name timeline? At some point in the 1900s it may have been known as Harmonie or Harmonia, and functioned as a women students’ losieshuis (boarding house). In 1973 when Gert Lubbe bought...

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The history of Kgalagadi Lodge
Nov21

The history of Kgalagadi Lodge

Kgalagadi Lodge is situated between the red sand dunes of the Kalahari, is an ideal desert haven where modern meets wilderness. Two-hundred and fifty kilometres away from Upington Airport and five kilometres from the popular Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Sarel Jacobus (35) and Denise Koortzen (29) are co-founders and co-developers of Kgalagadi Lodge. Sarel shares the history of their establishment… Hotel name timeline? Kgalagadi...

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Hotel Bar – Protea Hotel Kruger Gate
Nov17

Hotel Bar – Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Today on our hotel bar weekly feature, where hotels get the bragging right to highlight what makes them unique, I have Francios Meyer, the General Manager of Protea Hotel by Marriott® Kruger Gate who talks about their bar facility… What makes your hotel bar the best in town? The bar at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate overlooks the Sabi river in the Kruger National Park, so the views are wonderful and there’s always the...

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The history of Fifty Seven Waterberg
Nov14

The history of Fifty Seven Waterberg

Hot on the heels of Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, that I published last week, journey 195 kilometers to Limpopo, you’ll find Fifty Seven Waterberg lodge. Simon Bjaloane, who is the lodge general manager chats about the history of Fifty Seven Waterberg… Lodge name timeline? The name of our lodge is Fifty Seven Waterberg and was founded in 2010. The lodge was first known as MolenVliet Lodge but underwent a...

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Hotel Bar – Menlyn Boutique Hotel
Nov10

Hotel Bar – Menlyn Boutique Hotel

Situated in the heart of Tshwane Metropole, is Menlyn Boutique Hotel a 5-star hotel that provides guests with the industry’s best in luxury accommodation, fine dining and premium conferencing. Hotel bar is a weekly series where I shine the spotlight on hotel bars around South Africa, affording properties to highlight what makes them unique. There are multiple factors that contribute to a pleasant experience when patronising a hotel...

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