May 21, 2021

Brookdale Estate Appoints Management Couple

Brookdale Estate in the Paarl Winelands has appointed Yvonne and Gary Coetzee as their management couple.

GM Yvonne Coetzee oversees operations of the 6-suite Brookdale Manor House, alongside Gary Coetzee as Executive Chef. The Coetzee’s are well-known in the travel industry and come with extensive management experience in the luxury hospitality business. This includes the past ten years at Leeukoppie, the Kerzner Estate in Hout Bay (Cape Town) until the passing of Sol Kerzner in 2020. Before that, they spent nine years at Singita in the Sabi Sand where Yvonne was the Manager of Singita Ebony and Gary was Head Chef for the three lodges (Singita Ebony, Singita Boulders and Singita Castleton). The Coetzee’s have a management style that is personal and hands-on, and they live on site at Brookdale wine estate with their two daughters. Currently under construction at Brookdale is an 80-seater Restaurant, Cellar and Wine Tasting Experience due to open in 2022/3.

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