Meet Stephen Smith, qualified gold- and silversmith, entrepreneur, artist and owner of Amber Tree Lodge who is always around to meet guests and offer friendly advice on where to find a great meal or the best clubs and entertainment in the Mother City.
Stephen trained in his unique craft at the Alberta College of Art in Canada and completed his training in Cape Town at the renowned Ruth Prowse School of Art. He travels to Namibia to source unusual crystals from the remote Brandberg region which he then transforms into beautiful pendants in gold and silver with these semi precious gems.
Having travelled extensively through Africa and with an appreciation for the ethnic art of the First Nations of Canada the ethnic styles are echoed throughout his designs which are on display at Amber Tree Lodge.
He matriculated from Rondebosch Boys High in Cape Town after spending his early years in the Karoo which is probably where his love for the outdoors manifested itself.
Amber Tree Lodge provides an eco friendly environment by way of solar geysers for all hot water used at the lodge, a recycling system for kitchen waste in addition to energy saver bulbs which are used throughout.