Mountain Splendour is a family owned and managed resort. Malcolm and Rea Don-Wauchope developed the resort from tomato and potato fields after purchasing the farm Annasrus in January 1980. The resort opened in April 1981 and has grown in leaps and bounds since then.

In 2005, their youngest son, Iain came home to help run the family business.

In 2007 Iain’s wife Su joined the team to help with an increasingly busy office.  Iain has a very hands on approach to running Mountain Splendour and is actively involved in the day to day running of the resort. Su does much of the behind the  scenes administration while the reception and front office is staffed by Brenda Freese and Candice Bothma. Musa Khumalo heads up the camp staff, coordinating the daily tasks.

During peak holiday periods additional staff are employed to help keep kids entertained and offer guests the convenience of extended office hours.

Mountain Splendour employs 6 ladies and 9 men on a full time basis, with additional staff assisting over the busy periods. The staff take great pride in the upkeep of the park. Most of the staff have been with Mountain Splendour for a considerable length of time and their loyalty and commitment is crucial to Mountain Splendour’s success.

The Mountain Splendour staff in conjunction with other local staff boast a soccer team that competes on weekends in the local league. In 2009 the team played against a visiting corporate client and received soccer boots, kit and soccer balls from the overseas visitors. Above is the team and the trophy they won in the corporate clash




Doreen, Margaret, Thembi, Fikile and Dumisele are responsible for the domestic side of the resort, serving guests tea on arrival and ensuring the ablution facilities are clean and tidy at all times. Dumisele is the lady in charge and as well as working full time and raising 3 children she studied to complete her Grade 12 through an ABET programme in 2012.  During the holiday season they are assisted by Prudence and Monica. Monica is currently studying through UNISA to be a teacher and works as a teacher’s aid during the school term.