A Humble Guesthouse with Family Roots.
Frans and Elaine Barnard, originally from Port Elizabeth, have been running La Casa Mia B&B Guesthouse full-time since 2011.
Conrad Barnard’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-find La Casa Mia guesthouse with his wife, Anel, in 2006. He has a background in professional rugby, having played for the Griquas and a club in the southwest of France.
A previously owned family home would serve as the ideal property for his new guesthouse. The original home was divided into six rooms, and over time, the next-door property was purchased to allow for further expansion to 34 guest rooms.
Conrad bestowed trust and responsibility in his parents, Frans and Elaine, to manage the guesthouse, and over the years they have become the lifeblood of La Casa Mia. Relationships mean everything to them, which is why they go above and beyond to make the guest experience pleasant and memorable – each guest comes as a visitor and leaves as family.