Yolande was born into a family of hoteliers and grew up in the KwaZulu Natal Drakensberg. She spent some years with a hotel group, working in various hotels within their portfolio. After spending some time exploring Europe she returned home to assist in running her parents hotel in the KZN Midlands. When this was sold she joined another hotel group, and it was whilst working here that she discovered a new interest – IT for hospitality. This in turn lead her back to her roots and she joined Isibindi in 2013.