About Us

Bayside Lodge™ – Bed & Breakfast In Plettenberg Bay

About us at Bayside Lodge
Adrienne and Bernie Esterhuyse moved to Plettenberg Bay after buying Bayside Lodge™ in March 2014. They met at Rhodes University. In the beginning of their marriage, 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.

Bayside’s hosting team includes two well behaved rescue Daschunds, Daisy and Champ, if guests would like to interact with them. They are not allowed into the guest suites or the breakfast room and are kept away from guests who may be allergic or afraid of dogs.