Our Team

Andrew Ngwenya


A dedicated hotelier with 28 years of experience, Andrew’s journey began as a kitchen cleaner, igniting his passion for hospitality and service excellence.

Through determination and continuous education, he attained a Hotel Management Certificate, Project Management Diploma, and Senior Management Development Programme.

His leadership roles span reputable hotel groups, including Karos Hotels, Tsogo Sun Hotels, Hilton Hotels, and lately AHA, where he has excelled in driving occupancy, controlling expenses, and improving EBITDA performance.

An accomplished ultra-distance runner his remarkable leadership journey reflects a commitment to excellence, driving operational success and delivering exceptional guest experiences.

Mhlabunezwi Mgobhozi

Director of Operations & Standards

With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Mhlabunezwi has held senior positions in various hotels, ranging from 2 to 5-star properties.

He has a proven track record of successfully managing diverse establishments, from resorts to full-service hotels.

Mhlabunezwi’s expertise includes team development, revenue generation, resource allocation, and ensuring adherence to corporate governance.

As a shareholder in multiple start-up ventures, he embodies the entrepreneurial spirit. With qualifications from esteemed institutions such as Wits Hotel School and a BCom degree from UNISA, Mhlabunezwi brings a wealth of knowledge to his role.

Kgabo Phaka

Chief Operating Officer

A results-driven Sales and Marketing Executive, Kgabo possesses an exceptional understanding of customer needs and market dynamics.

With a career spanning renowned travel agencies like Chanti Travel and Seekers Travel (later Tourvest), as well as leading car hire companies like Tempest and Avis, Kgabo has honed her skills in driving revenue growth and cultivating loyal customer relationships.

She has represented prestigious brands at trade fairs and is renowned for her outstanding presentation skills.

Armed with diplomas in Computer Studies and Travel and Tourism, Kgabo’s commitment to excellence and continuous learning fuels her success.

Sibusiso Thusi

Company Secretary

With a wealth of qualifications in Labour Relations, Labour Law, and Human Resources, S’bu brings extensive expertise to his role. His negotiation skills were honed during his tenure as a union official, specializing in mediation and conciliation.

Holding management qualifications from GIBS and Wits Hotel School, along with an LLB in Law and ongoing studies towards a Masters in International Trade Law, S’bu is a multifaceted leader.

His leadership experience spans senior management positions within renowned hotel groups like Southern Sun, AHA, and Peermont, as well as a successful track record in establishing businesses including boutique hotels and a thriving Food and Beverage venture.

S’bu’s visionary mindset and strategic acumen drive sustainable growth and success.

Mbalenhle Thusi

Special Projects Director

A dynamic individual with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Mbali brings fresh perspectives to our team.

She combines intellectual prowess with practical experience in farming and logistics.

Committed to growth, Mbali actively seeks opportunities for personal and professional development, including programs focused on empowering women in agriculture.

Sibusiso Thusi

Special Projects Director

A talented and ambitious young professional, Sibusiso holds a Hospitality Management Diploma from the International Hotel School.

With experience in renowned hotels both locally and internationally, he brings a wealth of knowledge in hotel operations.

Sibusiso is also a passionate entrepreneur, involved in various successful ventures, including fast food and property development.

His dedication to the hospitality industry is evident in his culinary creativity and commitment to excellence.

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