Dr John Cavill

Dr John Cavill

Kwendalo founder, John Cavill – a successful tech entrepreneur – has been a lifelong student of the journey towards a more comprehensive approach to wellness. With vision and determination – often locked down in the UK – John has steadily gathered a team of passionate and exceptional therapists and subject specialists who are cultivating Kwendalo […]

Gift Lwazi

Gift Lwazi

Gift brings twelve years’ of extensive farming experience on the Garden Route to Kwendalo’s farm and gardens. Familiar with both the inner workings of the farm and the guest experience, Gift aims to continue growing and evolving our beautiful gardens leading the Kwendalo Gardens team to work with the land to bring about maximum benefit […]

Yolande van Papendorp

Yolande van Papendorp Kwendalo

Yolande van Papendorp is the founder of the whole-food store, NumNum, and has 20 years’ experience in the culinary industry. After travelling extensively in 2014, Yolande began to explore new flavours and connect with nature on a spiritual level. She brings a passion for raw, or living, foods to Kwendalo. 

Dr Hanli Rautenbach

Dr Hanli Rautenbach

Hanli Rautenbach qualified as a  homeopath  in1999 and has been in full-time practice for over 20 years. She worked closely with the late Mrs. Anneliese Cowley of the St  Francis Health Centre in Port Alfred and managed the centre after her death until late 2019. She has completed several courses in kinesiology and iridology and […]

Dr Matthew Zylstra

Matthew Zylstra 3

Dr. Matthew Zylstra is Programme Director with the Kwendalo Institute and coordinates the research, education and outreach programmes being implemented through the Institute. His is developing Nature Referrals (NRx) – a local multi-stakeholder programme that empowers primary healthcare professionals to formally ‘prescribe’ nature-based activities as part of a complementary lifestyle intervention for optimal wellbeing. Matthew […]

Neil Graham

Neil Graham

With 14 years’ farming experience – seven of those in the gardens and farmlands of Spier Estate in the Cape Winelands – and bachelor’s degree in environmental management and development, Neil brings vast knowledge and passions for regenerative agriculture and balance with surrounding biomes to Kwendalo.