About us

Over 20,000 Listings
Since 2006
Over 500,000 Enquiries

Meet the AccommoDirect Team

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Lauren

Office Mgr // Admin Wrangler


Series junkie. Book Lover. Food snob. Happy to go on road trips and discover new places! Or just curled up watching a good movie. Being in the travel industry for over 6 years, she's passionate about her job ... and that’s why she's so awesome at it!

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Mishka

Customer Service // Ticket Slinger


Interested in drawing, reading and socialising. Mishka may be quiet, but don't let that fool you - she's a big dreamer who's full of surprises and never afraid of a challenge!

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Karla

Customer Experience // Dream Maker


Karla is always smiling and having a blast! Her favorite quote, which aptly summarises her warm, bubbly nature: "When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life." –John Lennon

Mignon

Mignon

Customer Experience // Dream Maker


Confident, outgoing and with a passion for life, Mignon (or Miggs as she is affectionately called) thrives on the challenges that are thrown her way. She works hard to ensure her work is that of a high-value and finds meeting high-pressure deadlines exhilarating.

Simone

Simone

Customer Experience // Dream Maker


Simone started her career as the Sales and Marketing Manager for small print company...and the sales bug bit! Her strong work ethic and desire for growth brought her to AccommoDirect and she hasn’t looked back. Her fun-loving personality lights up the office every day!

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Deidre

Customer Experience // Dream Maker


An avid cook and wine connoisseur, Deidre can usually be found cooking her favourite traditional Afrikaans dishes - often with a twist! Always trying to be positive and upbeat, she lives by the motto that doing anything with meaning or learning something new is the best part of living.

Elrozette

Elrozette

Customer Experience // Dream Maker


Happy and light-hearted, Elrozette firmly believes she can make a positive impact on those around her by using every opportunity given to her as a gateway to making someone else’s life better. Her style is synonymous with who she is - and helps her shout out to the world that she loves life!

Loren

Loren

Customer Experience // Dream Maker


She may be shy at first, but once you get to know her Loren is a bundle of laughs! She loves getaways; preferably long road trips that would idealistically be taken in a Ford Mustang! Meticulous in her work, Loren is always up for a new challenge.

Chadley

Chadley

Establishment Support // Host Helper


Chadley is young, funky and full of energy! Music and exploring the outdoors is his passion, while at work he’s always up for a challenge and takes pride in his ability to work fast and efficiently under pressure. With a fantastic sense of humour, Chadley strives to bring a smile to the faces of those he works with.

Illham

Illham

Establishment Support // Host Helper


Illham is a bright and bubbly person, with a crazy side you would never guess just by looking at her. When she's not being a kid with her kids or finding ways to get a smile on your face, she's tasting a new dish or two. Illham loves to get the best from herself and she pushes to face every challenge that is thrown her way with a smile and a whole lot of hard-work!

Teri

Establishment Support // Host Helper


Teri is the ultimate adventure junkie, horror movie buff and animal lover with a passion for exploring the world. She’s a creative genius, that’s always ready to help establishment hosts navigate the AD site…saving the AccommoDirect world one ticket at a time!

Natasha

Natasha

Establishment Support // Host Helper


After spending some time working at a beautiful guesthouse in Wilderness, Natasha began to miss the sparkle of the city lights and returned to the Mother City. When she’s not supporting her favourite soccer team, she’s off meeting new people and exploring new places; she lives by the words: “leave a little sparkle wherever you go”.

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Tasha

Marketing // Partner Builder


Loves fantasy novels, fitness, hiking and outdoor activities. Other hobbies of Tasha's are working with PC's, tinkering and finding out how things work. One day hopes to travel the world and learn to fly a helicopter.

Chandre

Chandre

Marketing // Partner Builder


While she can easily become cocooned in a new book, Chandre loves to meet new people. She thoroughly enjoys the good times she has at work with her colleagues and clients - which makes it so much easier to assist with a smile and strive for great customer service!

Christie

Christie

Marketing // Social Media Manager


A traveller, writer, and a girly girl that has no problem with going on adventures, even if it means having to 'rough it'. Did I mention she’s a black-belt in karate



Board of Directors

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Rupert Bryant

CEO // Director


Prior to AccommoDirect, Rupert co-founded Web Africa - SA's largest independant ISP. He joined AccommoDirect in 2013 to follow his two life passions: technology and travel. One day he dreams to sail around the world... He just needs to learn how to sail first. (Hey, we did say it was a dream!)

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Ric Meulemans

Co-Founder // Director


A professional pilot originally, and a sports-car enthusiast - its safe to say that Ric likes fast things, and not much scares him! He saw the potential in the internet in the early 2000's and seized the opportunity. With his business partner Oliver, he's launched a number of successful startups; AccommoDirect, KrugerPark.com and Guzzle.

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Oliver Bryant

Co-Founder // Director


Having launched AccommoDirect, Krugerpark.com and Guzzle with Ric, Oliver is what you'd call a serial-entrepreneur. With a background in physics and computer science. When he's not crashing model airplanes, he enjoys travelling, reading and pretty much lives at the cinema. He dreams of flying to work with a jetpack (he loses a bet to his brother if this doesn't happen in 20yrs).

Our Story

Founded in 2006, by local entrepreneurs Oliver Bryant and Ric Meulemans. Accommodation Direct quickly grew to become one of South Africa's largest accommodation portals with over 10,000 listings across Africa and 100,000 visitors per month, by 2011.

Feeling it was time for a new direction, Rupert Bryant was recruited as CEO and re-launched AccommoDirect, along with its new website in 2014.

At the same time as re-launch, AccommoDirect also moved away from its previous enquiry-only roots, and began offering bookings directly via the website.

AccommoDirect continues to grow fast and as of 2015, in less than 1 year since re-launch, the website traffic has doubled and has over 20,000 listings, 10,000 reviews, across 2,000 unique African locations, and counting....

Our Brand + Philosophy

From finding your dream place to stay, to making a booking and all the way through to arrival and departure - we want your whole journey with us to be special.

We try our absolute best to achieve this by making each interaction:

Secure

All listings are pre-verified, and all guest transactions are thoroughly checked and confirmed. Not much is more important than trust, and we hope that we can earn yours.

Convenient

Quick, hassle-free and easy. Or better yet... Instant.

Priced Right

We want to give you exceptional value and make sure that you get the right place, at the best price.

Fun

To us, a booking is more than just a transaction - we're shaping an experience for you. We aim to make it memorable and thoroughly enjoyable.

These are our values and what is most important to us.

Careers

We're growing fast and always looking for talented individuals who are passionate about travel accommodation. Send your CV to hello@accommodirect.com if you're interested in joining South Africa's fastest growing online Accommodation Portal.

Currently we have positions open for sales consultants, customer service and administration.