Johann Lombard

General Manager (GM)

I am a seasoned hotelier with a passion for exceeding customer expectations. For nearly 30 years I have worked at some of the top hotels in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. I currently manage the overall operations of Mbano Manor Hotel.

The best part of my job is getting to meet guests from all over the world. My goal is to ensure that the Mbano name stays in your memory for a lifetime.

I am blessed to oversee a committed team, each one of whom is passionate about delivering genuine hospitality & superb service. We had hardly opened the hotel in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. But with a core team of dedicated staff who stayed with us throughout, we have weathered the storm.

My favourite thing about Mbano Manor Hotel is its uniqueness. Perhaps the most pleasing moment is watching the guest reaction when, for the first time, they walk into our amazing spacious bedrooms, not to mention their absolute delight at the exquisite bathrooms. We wait for the “Wow” moment from guests – and it always comes through…

I enjoy walking around our beautiful and serene gardens. As a boutique hotel with 18 private luxury suites, we are able to give each and every guest a truly personalised experience. We endeavour to make your stay at Mbano an unforgettable one!