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CLHG People On The Move

The City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG) has announced several staff appointments.
Clifford Von Richter

Clifford von Richter has been appointed the general manager of Road Lodge Kimberley. He was previously assistant general manager at City Lodge Hotel Sandton, Katherine Street in Johannesburg. He joined CLHG as assistant general manager at Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport in 2009 and was promoted to assistant general manager at Town Lodge Midrand. He recently successfully completed a stretch assignment assisting with pre-opening processes at the City Lodge Hotel Maputo.

Wentzel von Wielligh has been appointed the general manager of City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, after just under a year at City Lodge Hotel Pinelands. In 2000, he completed a cultural representative programme at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando in the US and joined CLHG as a receptionist in 2002. During the past 17 years he has held various positions within the group and furthered his studies. He obtained a City & Guilds Diploma in Accommodation Services in 2015 and qualified as a Certified Hotel Administrator through the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute in 2017.

Etienne Grobler has been appointed the general manager of City Lodge Hotel Pinelands. He has over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, joining CLHG in December 1998 as receptionist and night auditor at Town Lodge Bellville and having held various management positions in Town Lodge Bellville, City Lodge Hotel GrandWest and City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront since. He was promoted to general manager of Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport in September 2014 and completed two stretch assignments at Town Lodge Bellville as general manager in 2017 and in 2018|2019.

Wentzel Von Wielligh

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Etienne Grobler

Hotels: CLHG currently has 60 properties in five countries across five brands:

  • Fairview Hotel (4-star)
  • Courtyard Hotel (4-star)
  • City Lodge Hotel (3-star)
  • Town Lodge (2-star)
  • Road Lodge (1-star)

Properties under development include 154-room Town Lodge Umhlanga; 148-room City Lodge Hotel Maputo, Mozambique; 169-room Courtyard Hotel Waterfall City; and 90-room Road Lodge Polokwane, Limpopo. Once these new hotels are operational, the group will have 64 hotels in six countries in East and Southern Africa offering 8,160 rooms to business and leisure travellers.


  • Group founded by Swiss-born Hans Enderle on 1 August 1985
  • Listed on JSE on 18 November 1992
  • Financial year end is 30 June
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