Meet the team

We listen. We curate. We love creating a richly ‘layered’ journey for you, from selecting only the most enthralling retreats to using our insider know-how to tailor your stay around your passions and personal interests.

We invite you to explore and stay in our beautiful spaces. Often owned by stylists, magazine editors, architects, interior designers or collectors in their own right, each one offers an immersive lifestyle experience that makes travelling with us so meaningful. It may also be forward-thinking architectural design that informs our choice . . . these properties are, if you like, 'living artworks'.

We are passionate about ‘layered’ journeys, about storytelling, about the supporting the arts and our diverse cultures, whether historic or contemporary. Drop us a line on and we'll be in touch.

The Art House Collection simply celebrates the rich tapestry of life. Welcome!

Exclusive-use villa specialist, Michelle Snaddon, was involved in the media industry for over 20 years, fourteen of which were spent at two of South Africa’s most beautiful lifestyle magazines where she managed talented teams of stylists, editors, photographers and creative directors, to grow successful brands. Previous experience in publishing in London, as well as five years of intensive personal travel and as an editor and freelance writer, has taken her to far-flung corners of the world. She then pursued her passion and joined the tourism industry six years ago, specialising in exclusive-use homes and safaris. As a veteran road-tripper, she’s equally at home traversing the wild routes of Botswana in an open game vehicle in sizzling heat, as she is meeting the owners of Art House Collection’s more glamorous homes.

Elana Brundyn’s career in the cultural industry spans more than 20 years. She has been instrumental in launching two of Africa’s most prominent museums, Zeitz MOCAA and Norval Foundation. Elana has contributed to the cultural ecosystem in Africa as a museum director, entrepreneur, consultant and advisor to corporate collections and clients, family and school collections while fundraising for art auctions and working as a commercial gallerist. Elana has a strong focus on philanthropic projects and events. Currently a Trustee: In Residence Foundation, Aspire Art Auctions, Lalela Projects and Stellenbosch Outdoor Sculpture Trust. Previously, Harvard Centre for African Studies Advisory Board, Trustee of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation, Norval Foundation and Zeitz MOCAA.

• We are uniquely placed to connect you with insiders in the industry, taking you behind the scenes, introducing you to gallerists and artists, or simply putting together an unforgettable experience, whether you're a serious collector or wanting to discover new works.

• We like to think ahead, anticipate your needs and exceed expectations, knowing that it’s the small details that count.

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