About Us


Nestled in the heart of a serene suburb, Carus Gardens Guest House and Venue stands as a testament to elegance, tranquillity, and a rich tapestry of history. Once the original farmhouse and residence of Johannes Jacobus Rabie van der Linde, this heritage home has gracefully transitioned from a cornerstone of agricultural prowess to a luxurious sanctuary, offering an exclusive retreat for those seeking a blend of country charm and urban sophistication.


The Carus Gardens, a name synonymous with refined luxury, invites guests to immerse themselves in an atmosphere where history and modernity intertwine seamlessly. The estate, once the fertile ground of the Van der Linde and Geldenhuys families, renowned for their lush orchards and vibrant fruit farming community, has been meticulously transformed. Today, it stands as a premier destination, offering bespoke packages for weddings, special occasions, conferences, and meetings, as well as serving as an exquisite location for photoshoots and film productions.


The guest house, under the discerning stewardship of Matthys Kruger-Nel and his husband Hugo Kruger-Nel, has been reimagined and renamed Carus Gardens Guest House and Venue. Their vision has breathed new life into the estate, marrying the rustic charm of the original farmhouse with contemporary elegance. The guest house, adorned with original artwork and carefully curated antique furniture, offers a unique “Country in the City” experience, ensuring every stay is not just a visit but a journey through time.


The estate’s sprawling gardens, a sanctuary of tranquillity, provide the perfect backdrop for retreats designed to rejuvenate the body, mind, and soul. The luxurious suites, named after the illustrious Geldenhuys, Van der Linde, and Bezuidenhout families, offer an intimate connection with the estate’s history. Each en-suite room is a haven of comfort, boasting full bathrooms, access to the lush gardens, and views of the serene black pool. The Geldenhuys and Bezuidenhout suites feature convenient kitchenettes, while the Van der Linde suite offers a full kitchen, catering to every culinary need.


Attention to detail is paramount at Carus Gardens, where each suite is equipped with a TV, high-speed Fibre Wi-Fi, and a king-size bed complemented by an antique wardrobe. The touch of fresh flowers in every room and the option of breakfast served in the privacy of your suite add an extra layer of luxury, ensuring every moment at Carus Gardens is a celebration of sophistication and comfort.


Carus Gardens Guest House and Venue is not just a place to stay; it’s a journey through history, a retreat for the senses, and a celebration of the finer things in life.


Welcome to an experience where every detail is crafted with elegance, every moment is cherished, and every stay becomes a cherished memory.