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Eben Odendaal

Nickname: 'Ebenator'

Specialist Manager - Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism

Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born 28-02-1982 in Somerset West South Africa

I am a highly motivated and qualified manager with 13 years’ experience in hospitality and tourism industries ranging between 3-5 star grading establishments and operators. Also on consist of 8 years in adventure management.

I am highly goal-driven, with exceptional customer service skills and business acumen, I am passionate about providing unique and memorable experiences for clients. I am seeking a role in lodge, hotel or resort management where I can put my skills to good use.

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M: +27743501670

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Current Position(s)

Partner | Head Office | Nobody Famous
Cape Town, South Africa | November 2017 - present

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Specializing in adventures and team-building; Nobody Famous thrive on designing a wide range of custom events and activities that will catapult your team past mediocrity and into greatness.

Our tried-and-tested pre-formed packages have been formulated with the goal to amplify team synergy, boost staff morale and provide all with a genuinely fun time. If there’s something specific you are looking for; we can assist you in fine tuning team objectives and suggest and arrange innovative ways to achieve them. We’re also able to tailor any event or adventure specific to your unique needs.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful regions, the Western Cape offers a breath-taking and diverse array of excellent locations suitable for both indoor and outdoor events.

With so many beautiful places in and around the Western Cape, Nobody Famous has at its disposal no shortage of world-class event venues. Whether we come to your venue or facilitate your event at a different location, we will ensure that your team-build adventure takes place in the perfect setting. One of the fundamentals behind a successful organization is the legacy or footprint it leaves behind.

Contact us for more information and if you need us to compile a specific adventure or team-build for you and your group, we’d be happy to arrange a customized package just for you.

Let the adventure begin.

Partner | Daddy's Adventures
2014 - present

Team building for any company is a vital tool to improve work relations as well as motivating staff. Daddy's Adventures as a huge product selection for your company to choice from for the next successful team building outing.

Our Team building products range from soft activities such as minute to win it challenges to more extreme experiences such as our Zorbing & Fat Bike adventures.

We can easily customize your team building requirements. Most company’s simply want a memorable day and we are more than up for the challenge to provide you with an awesome experience. Once you have used us you are likely to visit us again yearly because of our service and selection of products.

We have a number of sites in the Western Cape or we can provide you with options at a venue of your choice as most of our team building experiences are mobile.

Previous Position(s)

General Manager | Senior Management | Old Mac Daddy
Grabouw, South Africa | May 2015 - October 2017

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

General manager of a lodge, restaurant and adventure company consisting of unique accommodation units (American Airstream trailers, Individually themed), conference facilities, spa facilities, children day care and activity centre, and staff members. All daily, weekly and monthly operations. A to Z of running these businesses.

Managing Director | Senior Management | Daddy's Adventures
Cape Town, South Africa | August 2014 - November 2017


Specializing in adventures and team-building; I always thrive on designing a wide range of custom events and activities that will catapult your team past mediocrity and into greatness.

I offer our clients unique and empowering adventures and team-building events and experiences. With more than 15 years’ experience in outdoor adventures, I will ensure that your event will be one unforgettable experience.

Lodge Manager | Senior Management | Khamkirri
Augrabies, South Africa | January 2005 - January 2008

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

Managing and daily running of lodge with camping and accommodation units. Restaurant, bar and functions venue. Adventure activities and tours.

Educational history


Highschool Martin Oosthuizen, Kakamas, South Africa (2000)



Cape Town, South Africa | January 2006 - December 2008

Hotel Management - Hospitality Management

Paarl, South Africa | January 2001 - December 2002

Marketing Management & Tourism Management - Adventure Tourism & Online Marketing



Griqualand-West Rugby U16 | 1998

Part of the Griqualand-West U16 rugby team. Position played was fly-half = No10 and also the team captain.

Shortlist and nomination

Sportsman of the year | 2002

Boland College = Sportsman of the year award

media exposure

3Sixty Blog Posts | 2010

All news, reviews and feedback from Liquid360 Adventures.

Massive Elgin Valley Fire - News24 | 2016

News article about massive fire in Elgin Valley

Paintball Adventures - Northern Cape Tourism | 2008

Feedback from client at our paintball arena in Northern Cape.

Hiking, biking and bubbly in South Africa - New York Times | 2013

Article about hosting guest on mountain biking experience in South Africa.



British Canoe Union

Inland Kayak Instructor, January 2003 - present

African Paddling Association

Trip Leader - Unrestricted , November 2005 - present

Highest white water guiding membership and qualification in Africa.

Other Activities

White Water Kayaking

Pro, January 1998 - present

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