Op my Stoep
In 2006 the OP MY STOEP lodge was built on the old gymkhana and show jumping grounds, with the restaurant and bar having been started earlier. The owner and creative mind behind OP MY STOEP – Fanie Smit – was born as Esteban Alberto Smit in Argentina, migrated to South Africa with his mother at the young age of 17. Fanie found his way to Oranjemund, where he worked for CDM and then started an Auto Electrical Business, but found his passion to be in catering and hospitality, cooking since 1988, starting with catering at the Off-Road Club (Log Cabin) and then he bought the Desert Inn restaurant and transformed it to become Don Esteban. After Fanie sold Don Esteban, he envisioned a restaurant with lodgings offering a luxurious yet family orientated experience, thus the birth of OP MY STOEP.
Op my stoep is situated 7km outside town on the road to South Africa and comprises Self –catering chalets. The lodge offers a pub and restaurant as well as braai facility.