About us


The Van der Merwe family relocated to this little piece of heaven known as Knysna over 20 years ago calling it home with deep anchored roots.

For those who have had the privilege crossing paths with Venessa would definitely vouch for the great sense of humor she has, always laughing, filling the air with positive energy that fuels her love and passion for hospitality, giving her best. This passion even extends through to the children, Marcelle with a great eye for Design, Architecture and thinking outside the box, there is Cindy, with an extraordinary elegant sense for fashion, a business woman from Cape Town, that knows what she wants and well driven to achieve it, nothing is impossible for her… great example of where business meets design !

It’s thanks to the game of golf that Hendri fell in love with years ago and made it his second home. That being said, Hendri always drove past this gem of a site on a daily basis, until one day the Van der Merwe family decided to share this gorgeous town with the rest of the world, not only as a Golfers Retreat for tours but also as a home away from home for families to come and be part of the Knysna festivities during the year.

The Greens Guest house, located less than 50m from the well re-known Knysna Golf course (hence the name The Greens) finds itself wedged into the heart of the lush Garden Route greenery; an elegant single story architectural jewel, housing a large open plan / living area, eight exquisite en-suite bedrooms, secure outside pool deck area and staff quarters.

The Van der Merwe family welcomes you to our paradise we call home.

“True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests.” – Eleanor Roosevelt