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The Bay Hotel Cape Town
The Bay Hotel


Hotel Manager - Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith Graeme was born in Durban and on completion of his schooling, military commitments and an overseas working holiday he entered the hospitality industry. Over an almost 30 year period he has gained hands on practical experience in all aspects of hotel operations and has worked for Karos Hotels, Movenpick Hotels & Resorts, Protea Hotels, Fancourt Hotel & Country Estate and Orion Hotels & Resorts.
Graeme has lived in Camps Bay with his wife Alison for the past 17 years. He is a converted Stormers supporter, enjoys going to gym to unwind and cooking to relax.

Property Manager - Sean Geyser

Sean grew up in Camps Bay and matriculated at Camps Bay High School in 2004. After matric, he went on to study Hospitality Management at International Hotel School. Sean started his career as a Receptionist at the Ambassador Hotel and was shortly promoted to Front Office Duty Manager. In 2008 he started at the Newmark Hotel Group assisting wherever he was needed at the various properties. Sean then spent two years on the cruise ships with P&O Australia, sailing the South Pacific Ocean. He started with Village and Life in 2012 as Resident Manager at the Camps Bay Retreat and is currently Property Manager at The Bay Hotel.
Sean is a certified Coxswain at the NSRI station 2 in Bakoven so he spends his spare time volunteering to save lives at sea.


Front Office Manager - Mark Price

Mark was born and bred in Cape Town, matriculated in 1993 and moved swiftly into the hospitality industry, gaining experience until he joined Village & Life in 2006. He is passionate about service excellence and enjoys the outdoors as a way to unwind after a busy day, making full use of the divine Camps Bay beach to surf. In the last 6 years he has grown within the company and now leads the department’s team as The Bay Hotel’s Front Office Manager.


Rooms Division Manager - Nick Paul
Nick Paul

Nick grew up in Cape Town and matriculated from SACS. After school, he was selected for the a one year hospitality management in-house training program at the Vineyard Hotel and went on to complete a three year diploma in Hospitality Management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He was selected for the international program, completing his training at the Haycock Hotel in the UK. Nick returned to Cape Town and worked at several hotels including the Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Cape Milner and ultimately ran the Rooms Division Department at the Alphen Hotel in Constantia. He was offered the General Manager position at Ferryman’s Tavern in the V&A Waterfront, which has given him excellent practical experience in the Food and Beverage segment of the industry. After nearly 5 years in the restaurant industry, Nick accepted the Site Manager position at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, responsible for the entire part-time work force at the centre. He learnt to handle large volumes of clients, whilst still delivering the five star treatment expected at the CTICC. Nick decided to return to the hotel segment of the industry and was employed as the Hotel Manager at the Constantia Uitsig Hotel and Spa, consists of two international renowned restaurants; Uitsig Restaurant and LA Colombe. He joined the Bay Hotel in 2014 as Rooms Division Manager.


Reservations Manager - Bevan Antonie
Bevan Antonie

Bevan completed his National Diploma in Tourism Management at Cape Peninsula of Technology in 2010. After his studies he pursued a career with South African Airways as a Customer Service Agent. In 2012 Bevan relocated to Qatar where he successfully launched two hotels in the space of a year. i.e Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha. 

Bevan joined Village & Life in 2010 and returned in 2013 after his international stint in Doha. Currently Bevan has decided to further his studies. He is completing his Public Relations syllabus at University of Cape Town. In his spare time he enjoys being a "global citizen" , where he spends his time travelling our beautiful country as well as abroad. Bevan's favourite quote is  "Fly in the face of Ordinary" something he tries to do every day. 



Guest Relations Officer - Marcelle Gomes
Marcelle Gomes

Marcelle grew up in Heidelberg, the door to the famous Garden Route and matriculated in Riversdale, Gerrit Du Plessis High School in 1992. She started working for Swellengrebel Hotel and fell in love with the hospitality industry. In 2004 she moved to Campsbay and had the wonderful opportunity to join the Village & Life Group. She started specialising in tourism services in 2006 and realized how much she enjoys arranging day trips and adventures for overseas visitors. "I am privilege to be living in Camps Bay for the last 9 years and believes it the most beautiful place in the world." Marcelle share all this beauty with her busy 7 year old daughter as they both love the outdoors, walks on the beach and picnics in the Glen Forrest.


Executive Housekeeper - Chantel Crowie
Chantelle Crowie

Chantel Crowie was born in Mowbray and later attended Plumstead High School. She started in the hotel trade after school, at a company that makes uniforms for hotels. She then moved on and worked at The Cullinan Hotel, when they opened. She has been with The Bay Hotel for 8 years now and takes great pride in her position as Executive Housekeeper. Chantel's greatest joy is in meeting new people and perhaps this is why she is dedicated to the hospitality industry.


Maintenance Manager - Michael du Toit
Michael du Toit

Michael was born in Cape Town, Hanover Park and completed his schooling in Mitchells Plain, after military service in 1999, he joined a facilities company whom provided services and solutions to the hospitality industry, throughout his 14 years in the industry he has worked at The Table Bay Hotel, Commodore and Portswood Hotels and The One And Only Hotel just to name a few. Michael joined Village & Life in March 2012.
He enjoys playing tennis and soccer, but prefers to head for the mountains to relax when opportunity arises.



Conference Manager - Noeraan Jappie
Noeraan Jappie

Noeraan matriculated in 1997. Thereafter studied Travel and Tourism in Kloofnek, Cape Town. She lived in Gauteng then spent 10 years in the UK and completed her MBA in Tourism and Hotel Management in London. Noeraan has had the privilege to travel Europe extensively, manage huge events for the Queen’s Jubilee, the inauguration of the EU and open various Starbucks Coffee shops.
Noeraan started working at Village & Life in May 2013. She lives in Brackenfell and her interests are travelling, property development, cars.



Events Manager - Carmen Wing
Juanita Steyn

Carmen grew up in Brandfort and matriculated from States President Swart High school before beginning her career in hospitality with the Bukhara Group in 2006. In 2007 she moved to London and started working for the Mint Leave Restaurant group in London town’s renowned West end. Carmen has since moved back to Cape Town and now manages Village and Life’s events department. Her hobbies include floristry, make up artistry, hiking and dog training. She is an avid animal lover and feels strongly about adoption and caring for animals in need.


Group Food & Restaurant custodian - Robyn Capendale
Robyn Capendale

Robyn grew up in Langebaan and attended Paarl Girls High School in the Boland as a boarder. After matric, she completed her diploma in professional cookery. She then worked at Overture as head of pastry. After working there she opened a coffee shop in Langebaan before moving to Cape Town.  Robyn joined Village & Life at the beginning of 2010 and has recently returned from a coveted 6-week placement in Heston Blumenthal's Michelin three star restaurant, The Fat Duck, after being selected amongst thousands of hopeful applicants.
phone +27 (0) 79 881 5140

Food & Beverage Manager - Mark Stevens
Robyn Capendale

Mark grew up in the eighties in Johannesburg, finishing his schooling at Kingswood College in Grahamstown. He then moved to Port Elizabeth where he started an internship with the PE Hotel Group, after graduating from Granger Bay Hotel School in 1996 Mark spent a year at Shamwari Game Reserve. In 1999 he moved to the UK to further his career in hotels and was appointed as F&B Manager for Novotel Heathrow, he then moved to the Oxfordshire countryside where he was appointed as Operations Manager for the Springs Hotel a 31 bedroom country house hotel overseeing the fine dining restaurant and weddings. Two years later Mark joined Caparo Hotels and was appointed as General Manager of Bignell Park Hotel a 22 bedroom hotel. In 2007 he returned to South Africa to buy a 5 star, 5 suite guesthouse in Swellendam. Missing the city and the buzz of hotels in 2011 he took a gap year and moved to Cape Town. Mark joined Village and Life in December 2013 as Food & Beverage Manager. He lives in Milnerton with his 7yr old Border Collie George and enjoys all forms of sport, and dining out at the ever evolving selection of restaurants our amazing city has to offer.
phone +27 (0) 21 430 4444

Kitchen Manager - Linda Beuken

Linda Beuken

Linda was born in the Free State, and matriculated in Richards Bay, KZN. After school she studied psychology but soon realized her true passion and calling to be in a kitchen. She then started at the ICA Institute of Culinary Arts where she completed a 2 year course in Professional Cooking and Advanced Pastry. After chef school, Linda moved to Durban and worked at Craft Trattoria as a Pastry Chef before following her heart back to Cape Town in 2013. Linda has a passion for occasion cakes and desserts.


Spa Manager - Juanita Steyn
Juanita Steyn

Juanita grew up in Windhoek and matriculated from H.T.S Windhoek in 2008. She studied at the International Academy of Health and Skincare and graduated in 2011, where she obtained her ITEC, CIDESCO and SAAHSP certificates.

Favourite Treatments
Facials,body wraps and pedicures.

Wellness Tips
Drink lots of water and always wear sunscreen


Hotel Accountant - Chris van Greunen

Chris van Greunen

Chris grew up in Klerksdorp in the North West province, and matriculated at Wesvalia High school. After matric, he went to Potch University and completed his B-Comm. degree in 1989. He also completed 2 three year financial diplomas. In 1987 he joined the Correctional Services and stayed with them for ten years. After leaving them in 1997, he worked at various hotels and companies, with the latest, The Palace of the Lost City, Sun City. He started at The Bay Hotel in December 2010.

Chris lives in Brackenfell with his 17 year old son. He also has a 20 year old daughter, studying Performing Arts & Drama in Pretoria. He is an enthusiastic tennis player, and still plays league tennis for Brackenfell tennis club. In his free time, he likes to watch sport on TV and also enjoys reading.
+27 (0) 83 236 2814

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