Miarestate introduces new management team

MARCH 16, 2016

Miarestate Hotel and Spa on the Wild Coast has introduced a new management team with the appointment of Drienie Viljoen as General Manager and Graham (Mushi) Murray as Reserve Manager. The 5-star property outside Haga Haga is now operated by the Mantis Collection, which has also taken on the marketing and sales functions.

Drienie Viljoen brings with her 11 years of luxury lodge management experience that includes Azura at Quilalea Private Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique; Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge; and Madikwe Hills and Royal Madikwe Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve.

Graham Murray has extensive private camp and reserve management experience gained at various private properties in Zimbabwe, as well as within South Africa, including Shamwari Game Reserve, where he was the appointed Senior Guide at the premier Eagle’s Crag Lodge.

Located 65km from East London airport, Miarestate is the first black owned, 5-star game reserve in the Eastern Cape. The owner, Nonkqubela Mzwai has paid tribute to marketing company, Inspirational Places who launched the property when it opened to the public in 2015.

"I would like to thank Inspirational Places most sincerely for the important role they have played in putting Miarestate on the map. We are now in the process of further developing the product to put a stronger focus on the local luxury family travel market. Miarestate offers the perfect combination of a bush and beach holiday, providing a great wildlife experience for families who can enjoy exhilarating outdoor activities such as game drives, hiking, fishing, horse riding and mountain biking in a truly unique Wild Coast setting within the 740ha game reserve - without the potential threat of dangerous predators.

"We will also be offering a range of excellent eco-educational packages to keep children entertained, while parents may indulge in our world class cuisine and are pampered in our luxurious Spa. Our aim is to become South Africa’s favourite luxury family getaway on the Wild Coast," Mazwai concluded.

Mantis has released an introductory special offer that is valid until 30 June 2016, from R1595 per person sharing per night, on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. 

Contacts: Tel: +27 (0)43 841 1152 or Cell: +27 (0) 60 963 3844 or E-mail: [email protected] or visit www.miarestate.co.za

GPS coordinates: -32.761727, 28.221645