With a smile that lights up a room, Sales Coordinator Sisanda Vena is proof that small packages often pack the biggest punch. Working tirelessly behind the scenes to help Lindsy Terry (Sales & Marketing Manager) tell the world about Ellerman House – meet, Sisanda.

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What is your motto? Live through the moments you think will kill you and you will know your strength.

Who inspires you? My little sister. She’s had many challenges in her life and she is determined to not let them slow her down. It is truly inspirational.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement to be? You will have to wait and see as it is yet to come!

What do you love most about Cape Town? The food and wine experience in this city is phenomenal. It is so dynamic. I really do feel that we have a representation of cuisine styles from all over the world. And, feedback from our guests backs up my theory!

Your perfect day off in Cape Town? Champagne breakfast (a must) at The Old Biscuit Mill to start. Wine tasting and lunch in Constantia (so many amazing Wine Estates to choose from, but Beau Constantia is my favourite). End with a sunset picnic on Signal Hill.

What is your favourite hidden gem? The Lynx Wine Farm, just outside of Franschhoek. Nothing beats being (what feels like) in the middle of nowhere with amazing wine and even better company.

What could you never do without? My best friends (always on speed dial) and music.

Why do you love working at Ellerman House? You mean except for the breath-taking views? Most probably seeing the property through the visitors’ eyes every day. It gives a constant appreciation of how lucky I am to work in such a special place.

What is your favourite spot at Ellerman House? You may notice a bit of a trend here, but I love the Wine Gallery – it’s amazing. BAR ROC is a close second though.

What do you think makes Ellerman House the best hotel in the world? Put quite simply – it’s not just a hotel. It’s an unforgettable experience!