The staff team at Sam's Giardino in Swakopmund, Namibia  
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We are proud to introduce The Giardino Team to you!

Over the years, we have employed and trained a service team of exclusively Namibian personnel from Swakopmund, before the opening of Sam's Giardino, in 1998.

Although high staff fluctuation is common in the tourism industry world-wide, our work force is stable above-average thanks to modern employment conditions, since long before the Namibian Labour Law was revised.
Our permanent team got a bit smaller in recent years, due to staff retiring, wanting to concentrate on their families, and for health reasons, but some are still available to jump in when needed. Some previous casuals became full-time employees, thus experiences were retained in the company, over many years.

Three of our long-time employees made us particularly proud in 2014, when they qualified for Level 2 of the National Vocational Certification in Hospitality & Tourism that recognises prior learning. Their photos are on this page.

The owner-manager of Sam's Giardino is Samuel Egger, a born Swiss national and Swiss trained Dipl. Hotelier VDH/SHV who fell in love with Southern Africa and realised his dream of a small hotel in Swakopmund, Namibia.

Sam is assisted by Jana, another long-time Swiss immigrant to Namibia. Jana looks after guest and staff requirements, as well as reception and reservations.

June, our bookkeeping lady, completes the team, and proved an invaluable support over the years.

And last but not least, the Giardino's PR-Manager-On-4-Paws, Beethoven, who helps entertaining guests and upholding the Giardino's tradition of being the home of Bernese Mountain Dogs in Namibia.
You can get to know his predecessors on our Dog Memories page.

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Staff Team, Sam's Giardino


Giardino personnel


Giardino personnel

Samuel Egger Sam's Giardino's PR-Manager-On-4-Paws, Beethoven (July 204) Sam's Giardino - staff certification June 2014

Left: Samuel Egger - Swiss-born & -trained hotelier, and owner-manager of Sam's Giardino
Middle: Beethoven - the Giardino's PR-Manager & Namibia's best known Bernese Mountain Dog
Right: Telensia, Constansia & Secilia all dressed up for their NTA Certification in June 2014 






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