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. Penny Rice headed up the Installation and training division of the IT company she joined. After many years of working together, she followed Penny when she opened her own IT company. 8 Years later Yolande went on to do IT consultation, installation and training on her own. When Penny took on the role of Marketing Manager for Isibindi Africa Lodges and needed an assistant Yolande was only too delighted to come on board and as they say the rest is history!