Our Story

 The Owners of The Yard is Marinda and Konrad Hambrecht.

Konrad is a German Namibian and grew up on a farm in the Southern Parts of Namibia (near Helmeringhausen). Marinda is a local from the Helderberg basin and they have been living on this property in Gordons Bay since 2003.

By creatively bringing old and new together, they have given The Yard a rustic farmstyle feel with enough luxuries that you expect in an urban area. With Marinda’s love for people and Konrad’s eye for detail, they make sure that their guest’s stay, is both comfortable and unforgettable. Marinda enjoys being a homemaker – baking, preserving, cooking knitting, etc, and most of these are for sale as The Yard Treats. Konrad again turns every project into an artwork. Making sure that it is not only in working order, but it is low maintenance and always adds to the esthetics.
Nina, their wire hair terrier, loves to hit the road with them as they love to camp and travel South Africa (and abroad). Having experienced the need for Pet Friendly Accommodation, they decided to make The Yard Pet Friendly. They also have 2 adorable cats, Tammy and Mango.
Between Konrad and Marinda, they speak Afrikaans, English, German and Hindi.

It is our pride and pleasure to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.