Meet the Team

Meet our Special Events & Spa Co-ordinator

Desiree Winchester

Born and raised in Gauteng, Desiree Winchester moved to KZN seven years ago and although she says with a laugh that it took some adjusting to the slower pace, she now considers herself a local and absolutely loves the lifestyle – "I wouldn't swop this for the world", smiles Desiree.

Before joining the Indaba Lodge team, Desiree worked at Bayview Lodge in Meerensee and is a familiar face with locals well known for her calm demeanour and excellent service.

This mom of two enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it is relaxing around a braai and listening to music with friends and family or attempting a challenging hike in nature; and as a Christian, Desiree always tries to focus her energy on the good in life. A real 'people's person', Desiree admits that she doesn't do 'down time' very well – "I am an easy going person with a big heart and come from a hugging family", laughs Desiree – her eyes light up and her love bubbles over when she chats about her 2 boys – "being a single mom is hard work, but they are my everything", she smiles.

A truly beautiful person inside and out, with an easy smile and eyes that always tell the truth, Des admits that although she tries to lead a healthy lifestyle she has a sweet tooth and can often be found snacking on chocolate and when asked what her favourite dessert is, her smile widens, "I just LOVE ice-cream", she says, "ever since I was little I always found place for it no matter what I had eaten before – I even enjoy ice-cream in winter".

Desiree's favourite me-time spa pamper is a full body hot stone massage which she finds very soothing. Making time for self-care is so important and Des also finds baking relaxing and can often be found with a mandala colouring book and art pens, which is a great way to clear the mind of negative energy.

Wellness and self-care are so important in finding balance and Desiree and her team look forward to welcoming you to Mowana Boutique Spa for a well-deserved Me Time Pamper Journey – "our aim is for all our guests to leave the spa feeling relaxed and energised", smiles Desiree.

A unique and inviting retreat just two hours north of Durban, come and experience the relaxed hospitality and convenience of this centrally situated hotel. Indaba Lodge Richards Bay combines the beauty of this warm, lush, subtropical region with the rolling savannah of the many game reserves. Take in the experience of Zulu traditionalism along with tranquil walks on miles of pristine beaches along the Tuzi-Gazi Coast.

Cnr. Launder & Davidson Lanes, Meerensee, Richards Bay, 3900.

Call Indaba Lodge: +27 (0) 35 753 1350
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