About Us

Our Story

begins in 1985

In 1993 the beautiful Elita Georgiades buys the farm and instantly starts renovating to its present state.

Among Elita Georgiades’s employees is a painter who spent two years decorating the walls of Wildepaardejacht with motives found around the farm. Elita planted blue and white flowers all around the farm as a reminder of her Greek heritage.

Shortly before she bought the farm, Elita divorced her husband – the Greek ship-owner Tony Georgiades. She had fallen in love with another man – the former South African President Frederik de Klerk.


A well-hidden love story that took place in London.

De Klerk had been President since 1989 and together with the freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, he was one of the architects behind the elimination of the apartheid system. The apartheid system had deeply divided white and coloured people in the country since the Dutch colonial era.

In 1993, De Klerk and Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts. The following year, De Klerk stepped down to become vice president in Mandela’s government.

At that time, Elita Georgiades had adapted to life at Wildepaardejacht and she and De Klerk were successful in keeping their affair secret until 1998. Soon after, the ex-president divorced his wife, which caused a public outrage. Shortly thereafter, he and Elita got married and settled down at Wildepaardejacht.

Back home in Denmark, former mayor Ole Moller Madsen and his wife Kirsten had a dream about settling down in the southern part of Europe. Preferably on a vineyard as it reminded them of their previous life in agriculture.

By coincidence they started researching South Africa and when they found Wildepaardejacht there was no turning back. The family surrendered to the beauty and the nature at the farm and in 2009, and the old farm which dates back to the1600’s, got their Danish owners.

Unfortunately, Ole Møller Madsen only had two years to enjoy life in South Africa before he passed away from cancer. Kirsten and the couple’s two children, Christian and Christina ran the farm immaculately until March 2019.

The family decided to sell to Eddie Meyer, Wayne Bronkhorst and Richard Mooa the first Black person to co- own the farm since its inception in the 17th centuary , who now , together with the current staff will continue that noble tradition.


De Klerk divorces his wife


Elita Georgiades buys Wildepaardejacht


The old farm gets its Danish owners back.


Christina Krogshede joins the administration.





Rene H

My wife and i had the plaesure of this fantastic place for 7 days. We enjoyed it so much. A beautiful historic farm. We can only say to other people TRY IT… Kirsten is a great host. Looking forward ti see it again


It’s a beautiful farm and have an amazing pool, beautiful old touch roof and wonderful host


Where ever you turn your eyes will be very pleased. We were there for 2 nights but could easily have stayed longer and are already thinking of when we can return. The service and hospitality is above and beyond. Food (breakfast) and their wines are delicious


Our awards

Awards Received 2001-2017

Stylish global leader of hospitality.

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Hotel Award
Travellers Choice
World Luxury Spa
Hotel Design


Wildepaardejacht is closed till further notice .