Areena Staff focus – Chandre

We thought we would share a little peak into one of our Areena Staff Members – Chandre, who has been working at Areena since November 2019.

I am originally from Stutterheim, but now call the East Coast my home.

I have a few hobbies that keep me sane, I paint in different mediums such as oils, water colours and acrylic.  I love pottery.  I have knitted some bed socks during lockdown and busy with a blanket.  I read a lot – so I have gone through quite a few novels.

I would have to say my life motto is: “Be happy.  Be kind.  Be you.’
If I could travel anywhere it would be to Italy – to see my roots and experience the country.  Go to all the art galleries and walk the cobbled streets.  Eat pizza and drink wine with the locals.

One of the best parts of my job is when I go out and meet different people when marketing the resort.  When I tell them all that is available at Areena they are surprised as they did not realize all that we have to offer.

Of the activities I have experienced to date at Areena, my favourite so far is the game viewing quad biking.

I know I am going to have plenty memories at Areena, in the years that follow, up to now though, the best is: The one morning I came to work a little bit earlier than usual.  Abby was at the top gate – as if she came to greet me.  I got out my car and we had a moment of bonding – just Abby and I – it was magical.

For me, Areena is a place of healing.  Every morning when I come to work – I drive down to the office and know that I am blessed to be here.

Chandre with giraffe

Chandre and Abby

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