First Resorts Management has announced the appointment of Bradley Wyllie as General Manager of Bushman’s Nek Berg and Trout Resort. Wyllie brings to the resort diverse experience and a fresh approach. He was previously assistant Lodge Manager at Kalahari Anib Lodge situated in Namibia
Wyllie had this to say on his passion for what he does “I discovered my love for the industry in a North Yorkshire Hotel called Rudding Park; here I realized that my strengths lay in the hospitality industry. The opportunity opened up different doors and I moved to the Maldives where I worked as a Bar Supervisor in the very exclusive Reethi Rah.”
“Wyllie has a strong food and beverage background and with our own restaurant and conferencing facilities onsite, he will be a great support to the food and beverage team at Bushman’s. His youth and enthusiasm has sparked a new life into the resort and we look forward to the changes he is going to make to this already dynamic family resort,” said Johann Jordaan, First Resorts Managing Director.
Wyllie has plans to focus on “going green”; a recycling plant is in development alongside growing their own vegetables to use in the kitchen for the restaurant and on sale for self catering needs. Another focal point on his agenda will be to increase the awareness of trout fishing and educational guided hikes in the area.
“I aim to take full advantage of the beauty and tranquility surrounding Bushman’s Nek. Weddings, functions and corporate events have huge potential and I am currently planning two weddings in the upcoming months. Bushman’s Nek is already a vibrant resort but we will not stop there and we will continue to strive for excellence,” said Wyllie.
Situated in the Southern Drakensberg, just 37km from Underberg, Bushman’s Nek Berg and Trout Resort offers a mix of 58 – luxury hotel rooms, self-catering apartments and rustic log cabins. With a restaurant, wellness spa, horse riding, paintball, conference and wedding facilities. Bushman’s Nek is surrounded by some of South Africa’s most sought after picture perfect landscapes.