Nicky van der Walt
Nicky van der Walt is the guy that has it all. He’s the quintessential family man with a wonderful wife and two gorgeous daughters. He’s witty and talented and has ensured that he has made the most of his business skills and entrepreneurial spirit, and it just seems to get better.
As an astute business man, Van der Walt has been able to use his entrepreneurial skills to delve into all sorts of industries. This includes the natural resources industry where he was a co-founder of Endeavour Resources and Gluon Energy. He also started Inyanaga Trading where, amongst other retail establishments, he owned and operated a successful Pick ‘n Pay.
Nicky and his family have recently relocated to Cape Town where he has set his sights on some amazing new business ventures that will see a shake-up of the hospitality landscape, not only in Cape Town but South Africa as a whole. Nicky’s background in hospitality, paired with his and Lee-Ann’s joie-de-vivre and excellent hosting skills will stand him and this new venture in good stead. He is also working on a unique equestrian-inspired eco wine estate which will bring many of his passions together in one project, something else for us to look forward to.
It’s not only about work for the Van der Walt. He has spent many hours on the polo fields as a professional player. His love for horses and polo has cemented his place as a patron of the sport and helped to grow it in South Africa, increasing the international profile of local polo too. Nicky’s free spirit and enthusiasm for adventure means that he is always keen to explore the world, and that he does. He and Lee-Ann enjoy travelling, both as a couple to more exotic destinations and on quieter and more relaxed holidays as a family.