About Us

Die Waenhuis belongs to Johan and Madeleine Smuts.

Our dedicated staff: Elsie Maasdorp, Sophie Hans and Chritien Stuurman have all been with us for years and are an integral part of our lives and our success.

We settled here in 2002 after both leaving our professions and taking over this business to make it our own and develop it into the guest house we are proud of today. We see this not only as a job, but as a lifestyle of service and interaction with the many interesting people who cross our doorstep and enrich our lives. We live in a separate cottage on the premises – on duty from dawn until late.

Johan is a keen golfer and Madeleine loves gardening, interior decorating, cooking hiking and reading. We both love traveling and have done so extensively in Southern Africa and a little bit in Europe.