Freddy has his own working schedule, generally he prefers early mornings or the time during dusk. However, he normally decides himself whether or not he shows up for his shift. We have tried to convince him with anything you can think about: leaves, beetles, bugs and even cookies. But Freddy has his own stubborn head. Maybe you´re lucky and catch a glimpse of him when wandering around our endless garden. One hint: He loves to hang out in the lavender and pretends to be purple...
Our team Meet the Crew!
We have made it our mission to make your stay memorable and relaxing. We consider ourselves one big family and that is how we treat our guests as well - we make you feel at home, even though far away from it. Cultivar has grown over the last years and we´ve put a lot of hard work and loving care into our boutique hotel and we most certainly hope that you will be able to feel this the minute you arrive.
No matter his or her position, we think that every single of our team members is just as important as any other one - no matter if you are part of the lovely housekeeping team, take good care of our facilities or if you greet guests at reception or are the General Manager. Everybody counts and we all love making your stay a wonderful and long-lasting experience that you can take back home with you.
The Cultivar Guest Lodge team is looking forward to welcoming you to Stellenbosch and the Western Cape Winelands!
Our girls will make sure that you feel at home in an instant: in your room, in the morning during breakfast, while you relax at the pool and enjoy the South African sun. Donna, Avril and Vicky will anticipate any wish that you might possible have and make sure that you are taken good care of. As well, they're always up for a good laugh and their giggling is quite catching. So, if you hear a crazy outburst of laughter, be sure that Donna or Avril are not far away.
Barny, Kevin and Anderson take care of guys things - you would think! But even though they generally make sure that everything works smoothly at Cultivar, our guys jump in wherever they are needed. Even when it comes to cleaning a room, stitching up pool cushions or ironing our guest´s nice shirts - here are allrounders at work and we love it. However, especially Barny is the happiest when he can use his toys (= tools) and something needs to be repaired. Just ask him about "Noddy" and you will put a smile on his face for sure!
Kevin takes good care of everyone´s security at night but is also available to help with words and deeds - whether you need an extra blanket at night, would like to have a fire or braai or simply like to have a chat. Kevin is around all night.
Delia - The Good Soul
Delia is not only Mariette´s right hand and our receptionist but also the good soul of Cultivar. She has been with Cultivar forever and loves to make our guests happy. If you need anything, Delia will most certainly know how to make it happen and will always do it with a sincere smile on her face.
Delia started as one of our housekeeping girls and did such a fantastic job that she was promoted to Supervisor of Back of House. Well, and since she continuously takes care of the guests, she now is at reception to assist you with bookings, reservations, activities and she also knows where the wine is...
Francois - Our Master of House and Farm
If you cannot find Mariette or Delia, then you will find Francois. Francois loves to work with his hands and that is what you will be able to see not only in the rooms and house but also in our beautiful garden. His ideas of how to improve Cultivar steadily are endless and he will also love to assist with tips of what to do in the area.
He loves good food and wine - so if you are intrigued of where to have a delicious lunch or dinner, Francois is the person to talk to!
Mariette - Our Head of Everything
Mariette is our General Manager and you will definitely find her - well - everywhere. She holds all strings together and makes sure that all our guests are happy and being taken care of. With her kind nature she is of assistance in whatever you need or would like to know. Mariette has a broad experience in the hospitality industry and has worked in Namibia, Botswana and now, well, at Cultivar Guest Lodge and not only the guests but also the team is very happy about this.
Mariette will always give a helping hand and makes sure everything runs smoothly at Cultivar.