WE CREATE AMAZING EXPERIENCES THROUGH DIGITAL SPACES.
BECAUSE HOME IS JUST A CLICK AWAY
We offer affordable accommodation for travelers who are either looking for the perfect home/ holiday destination for a day, week or even a weekend.
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
With our interactive seminars and workshops, we aim to teach you the tricks and traits of how to successfully run a new age property business on airbnb.
Throughout the workshops you will learn the basics of becoming an Airbnb host and how to reach Superhost status.
We also assist in teaching first time Airbnb users how you can earn extra cash from your unused spaces.
With all our 61 property listings on Airbnb, we believe in creating the best experience for all our guests
MEET THE TEAM
Founder: Alimama Spaces
Qualifications: NMP, MAP, PgDip-BusAdmin, MBA-Strategy Execution (Wits University). M.Phil.- Int Bus. (University of Pretoria- GIBS). Master’s in Data Science-Big Data and Analytics (University of Liverpool. PgDip- Futures Studies (University of Stellenbosch).
Robert Manson founded Alimama Spaces in 2015 after gaining experience working for blue-chip multinationals like Altron, IBM, Microsoft, and others. He started his professional career as a gardener, later worked as a security guard, got fired after he was caught sleeping on the job. Soon after being fired, he started working in a call centre for Protea Hotels selling Prokard membership where he spent 5 years of his life building a profile for himself while aggressively pursuing academic studies- currently doing his fourth master’s degree in global finance.
Apart from his academic qualifications, he is also a member of the institute of directors with IoDSA and a certified director.
He has continued climbing the corporate ladder to an executive level where he is currently an executive at a global multinational.
He has been the brains behind Alimama spaces’ phenomenal growth since its inception.
His bold vision is to be the biggest shared economy entrepreneur not only in South Africa but across the continent, leveraging on digital platforms like Airbnb as well as digital disruptions across different industries. This model has also assisted him in building a sizable real estate portfolio across the country.
He believes that Airbnb and other digital platforms are the future and will continue disrupting traditional businesses that are not willing to innovate and offer unique experiences consumers.
He and his team live by one mission in mind and that's “creating absolutely amazing experiences for all our guests” being hosted at anyone of my spaces.
Fun time for Robert is spent on reading, spontaneous travelling, sucker for pain in getting qualifications and is crazily in love with Chelsea Football Club and daily meditation is his spiritual healing.
Operations Manager: Alimama Spaces
Qualifications: BSc Global Studies and Sociocultural Anthropology (New School university- New York)
Thabisa Rulumeni joined the Alimama Spaces team in 2018 as Operations Manager. This newly created position had no set out path on how to execute business operations. She had to build operations procedures from scratch.
Her previous experience had been a supervisor to a social studies research team within the south african basic education sector. Born in the UK and having travelled and settled in New York these past few years, Thabisa has an extensive exposure and experience within the hospitality industry dealing with customer service as well running international hotel operations.
She is at the forefront of the company as she has a better grasp of different nationalities and expectations from our diverse clientele.
She oversees and manages over 20 housekeeping staff, manages the daily bookings, administrative queries and responds to all issues relating to guests queries across all our spaces.
She is the go-to person that ensures that you have the most absolutely amazing experiences.
Her fun time is spent on reading, social justice advocate, live music, indoor planting and she is a yoga instructor.
Financial Accountant: Alimama Spaces
Qualifications: BAcc, (University of Free State)
Lebo as she is well known has just joined Alimamma Spaces on the 1st of February 2020, after this new role of Financial Accountant was created. Her expertise in the field of financial accounting, taxation, cost and management accounting as well as external auditing are ideal so that she can create processes within the business.
With an immense passion for financial empowerment as well as profitability, the UFS Bachelor of Accounting graduate is behind all day to day duties pertaining to financial accounting. She’ll be ensuring financial compliance with the relevant laws and regulations as well as finding new ways and advising on maximizing profits.
Being a firm believer in working toward a finer, fuller life, Lebo makes for a perfect fit to the finer experiences the company offers across all spaces with a financial flair of course.
Her spare time is spent on Netflix documentaries as well as attending car shows and food festivals as she is a foodie.
“AIRBNB IS AN ECONOMIC REVOLUTION THAT IS QUIETLY TURNING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE INTO PART-TIME ENTREPRENEURS”
Alimama Spaces believes in sharing with others a way in which they too can make a profit off their homes, by becoming the next superhost on Airbnb.
Through our workshops held once every quarter, we teach you step-by-step methods on how to make a business out of your accommodation and make Airbnb your source of income.
Here's a fact:
"Since Airbnb’s founding in 2008, the ripple effect of host and guest activity on Airbnb generated an estimated $678 million in economic impact in South Africa, supporting over 22,000 jobs across the broader South African economy."
For many South Africans, hosting on Airbnb has helped them to make ends meet and to stay in their homes, especially given our current economic status. This is one solution to the increasing unemployement rate.
At our seminars, you will learn how to start making almost double your rental income and make a living off hosting on Airbnb, even if you have no property experience.