Meet the team

The Heart of Caledon Villa

At Caledon Villa our people touch the heart of our guests, ensuring memorable experiences and lasting relationships. The number of returning guests are evidence of our quality service and personal dedication. Our team has years of experience in the hospitality industry and will make you feel at home at all times.
Johan and Ode Kirge
Original Owners
Bernice McCarthy
General Manager
Jacoba Titus, Danika Fielies, Fredeleen Pietersen, Lettie Williams and Shannon Opperman
Desmond Sila and Michael Shand
Maintenance and Garden

More About the owners

Johan Krige

Trained as a professional engineer, Johan has an active interest in a wide range of topics and issues. Guests enjoy long conversations (in Afrikaans, English or German) with him on subjects such as genealogy and heraldry, sport and politics, rare plants and animals, science and technology, music and architecture. His career included a stint as Design Engineer in Cologne, Germany before joining a civil engineering firm in Pretoria, and later in Stellenbosch.
Johan’s passion for indigenous succulent plants is visible in the rooftop feature garden of the apartment behind Caledon Villa manor house.

Ode Krige

Ode is a multi-faceted artist: a violinist, painter, poet and author. She is also an avid collector of porcelain dolls, anthropological artefacts and oil paintings. Ode studied at the Universities of Stellenbosch and Cologne, Germany. Her Master’s thesis was based on the artwork of the Ndzunza tribe in South Africa. Her artistic contribution to the guest house includes examples of well-known South African artists. 

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