Meet Our Management Team

Warren Dawson

Founder and Director


Warren completed a Bcom in Business Management after matriculating from Grey High School. He worked as an Events Manager in the hospitality industry since 2008 and then travelled the world working on superyachts. After staying in Airbnb’s extensively, Warren decided to open his own. After managing his Airbnb properties for a few years, Warren realised there was a demand for Professional Airbnb Management. It takes a time and effort to keep guests happy. Keeping the ratings high and responding quickly are essential to a successful Airbnb.


“But the main reason more and more people are moving to Airbnb is because of the way tenants look after your property. That’s why Airbnb is the future for home owners.”

Jayd van der Merwe 

Founder / Operational Manager, Port Elizabeth

Jayd has worked in the hospitality industry since 2014 with 4 years on the superyachts as a stewardess and is used to offering 7 star service. She has become an expert in housekeeping and guest relations. 

Jayd is known for being meticulous in the details. She always puts in 100% and is sure to go the extra mile for all our listings.


Jayd is available 24/7 to our guests.

Beverley van der Merwe

Portfolio Manager, Port Elizabeth 

Beverley has a passion for hospitality with many years of running guesthouses and 5 star game lodges. 

Nicola Feldmann

Operational Manager, Mosselbay

Nicola has worked as a stewardess for 6 years. Nicola loves people, her friendliness and a never ending willingness to give guests a great time come second nature to her. 


Retha Matthee

Operational Manager, Knysna

Retha has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years and have been a airbnb host for over 3 years.  She is known for her friendliness  and exceptional service standard. Retha's full time job is a independent travel agent in Kynsna.

She will go out of her way to make guests feel right at home and is available 24/7.


Alistair and Sue

Operational Manager, Plettenberg Bay 

Have been involved in the hospitality industry since 2017.

Alistair was involved for many years working in Southern Africa as avRetail Manager. Later settling in Polokwane, Limpopo where he also
owned and ran his own restaurant business and supermarket.

Sue studied Fine Arts and Interior Design in Durban and after moving to Botswana in 1990 and lived there for many years, working as freelance
interior designer for select clients.  Later also returning to South Africa with Alistair and settling in Polokwane.

After becoming captivated by the natural beauty of Plettenberg Bay or
Plett as it is fondly referred to settled here permanently in 2017
owning and running their own successful Airbnb Guest Lodge.


Robert and Ria Raw 

Operational Managers, Durban 

Robs whole career was centered on the agricultural industry up until him and his wife Ria, moved to Durban in 2017 where they started managing their own Airbnb. With finding hosting being truly rewarding and the love of meeting new people, Rob quickly achieved superhost status within 6 months.  Rob and Ria have since added a few airbnbs to their portfolio and continue their love for the hospitality industry.  

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