Team


Marlies Baumann

I am originally from Switzerland and have been living in the gorgeous Somerset West since March of 2008. My biggest passion is the guest house, the garden, and my horse Ebony. It is my pleasure to help make your stay in South Africa an unforgettable one by providing you with plenty of inside tips and recommendations.


Werner Frey

I, too, am originally from Switzerland and have been living in South Africa since November of 2015. My big passion is the Black Eagle, my Harley-Davidson motorcycle, with which I have traveled across three continents – Africa, Australia, and South America. At the Garden Lodge, I have found my new home and, as Marlies' partner, I take care of all matters technical and botanical. Find out more about my Harley world trip at www.black-eagle.ch.


Lydia

Lydia is our expert on domestic matters. She has known the Garden Lodge for over five years. She helps us ensure that your stay with us is as pleasant as possible. She is married and has got two children.