Adrienne and Bernie Esterhuyse moved to Plettenberg Bay after buying Bayside Lodge in March 2014. They met at Rhodes University and have been married for 28 years - during this time they were "yuppies" in Cape Town, spent a year travelling around the world, eight years with a lodge Bernie built in Western Zambia and the last fourteen years were spent in Botswana with Chobe Holdings.
They started as Lodge Managers in the Moremi Game Reserve and after that moved to Maun for HR and Operations support functions. By the time they decided to move back to South Africa and closer to family, Chobe Holdings had expanded to twelve lodges and five hundred staff. They love Bayside Lodge and sharing it with guests who mostly come from overseas and are "self driving" the beautiful Garden route. Adrienne speaks French and loves meeting people and Bernie's passion is fishing and wildlife.