The history of Die Eike reaches as far back as 1835 when Theunis Christoffel Botha received the 1 198 morgen farm from his father-in-law, JPJ Jordaan. Since then the story of Die Eike and the farm it is located on became a colourful and wonderful one. It wasn’t until 2006 that Kobus and his wife, Nolene decided to turn the main building into a fully functional guest house.
In 2012 the farm, on which the guest house is situated, was sold and Charmaine Carstens took over the guest house as the new owner.
Since then Charmaine Carstens has gone from strength to strength to put the guesthouse back on the map. Die Eike is a working wine, citrus and peach farm and guests are welcome to walk on the farm and taste the fruit (when in season). Nestled at the foot of the Badsberg Mountain, orchards with views of majestic mountains, the guest house offers warm hospitality in tranquil settings.
A month or two later Charmaine decided to turn the old wine cellar, which was at that time a storage space, into a venue. After many months of getting plans approved, construction started on 15 August 2012.
In March 2014, a year and half later, the venue was completed and was opened to host weddings, conferences, birthday parties, year-end functions and many more. The venue was dubbed “Kleine Eike”.
During the day, the front and side part of Klein Eike are used as a deli and a coffee shop for individuals that are looking for some relaxation under old oak trees, great atmosphere and quality food. Kleine Eike has a full-time chef, Hannele Hickman, so one can always expect quality and great service.