About Us

De Uijlenes team

Wedding coordinators

Belinda van der Merwe
Belinda joined our team to coordinate all of the weddings here in the Old Barn & Forest venue in 2018.  Belinda and her husband Johan are both originally from Pretoria and after a 6 month stint in India, started their own coffee brand and service together here in Gansbaai.  Johan is often seen at our weddings making espresso for the guests.  Belinda is always two steps ahead of our clients so they never need to ask for anything, it just happens!

Danelle du Toit
Danelle came to us in 2020 amid the drama of COVID from just up the road at Grootbos, she is a breath of fresh air and a bundle of excitement.  Her passion for this industry is infectious and I am yet to see her without a smile on her face.  Her and Belinda work well together as a team and seem to compliment one anothers strengths turning them into the dream team.



074 119 2171

Belinda 2
Belinda van der Merwe
Danelle du Toit
Shelly Stein
Michelle Vollenhoven
Cleaning girls
Our Super Cleaning Team

Reception & Accounts

Shelly Stein (Accounts & HR) 
Shelly is our accounts and HR manager, she is a fitness freak and tries to keep all of us in the office fit and healthy.  You can contact Shelly if you have any invoicing queries.


028 388 0551

Michelle Vollenhoven (Accommodation)

Michelle is in charge of all of the accommodation here at De Uijlenes, making sure everything is booked, cleaned and ready for guests.   She is a friendly face and always a help to both the guests and clients, as well as the rest of the team here at De Uijlenes.


028 388 0551

House Keeping Managers

Nicole & Ricardo (Left)

Nicole and Ricardo are in charge of the dream team that keep everything looking amazing and making sure the venues and accommodation are ready before the guests and clients arrive for their celebrations.  They are always willing to work the extra hours over our busy season so everything is done in time.


Chef Maurice Marais
Maurice brings an energy and flavour to De Uijlenes’ food that will have you coming back for more.  Maurice and his team love putting a menu together that reflects the clients personality and tastes.


028 388 0624

066 268 9192

Chef Maurice Marais
Flippie Staci and boys
Flippie & Staci Groenewald


Staci Groenewald

General Manager

Flippie Groenewald 
Flippie is the 6th generation on the farm here at De Uijlenes, taking over from his parents in 2010 with his kiwi wife Staci. Their boys Neel & Patrick are also a regular site on the farm helping out in the kitchen, in the bar, on the farm or with cleaning or maintenance. Their daughter & sister to the two boys, Pippa, arrived in April 2019.

The dogs Pepper, Fila, Bobby & Sushi are also part of the furniture and are often seen photo bombing the wedding photos.

What started as an idea has since turned into an amazing way to share this piece of paradise and meet some pretty freakin awesome people!

Staci: admin@deuijlenes.co.za

076 484 1135

Flippie: flippie@deuijlenes.co.za

072 413 9718

Team De Uijlenes

The rest of the team is made up of some amazing humans that are the oil to the machine that is De Uijlenes. We have a dedicated kitchen team that turns up with a smile for every wedding and a cleaning team that keeps everything looking amazing wedding after wedding. Then our garden, maintenance and farm guys are working hard all year to keep the grounds and buildings in tip top shape for our guests and events.

De Uijlenes Team 3
De Uijlenes team 2

Flowers, Decor & Lighting

Christien & Nel form what is Husband Wife Team.  They are our local supplier of flowers, decor, lighting & hiring for the weddings here at De Uijlenes.

Before going off on their own, these two amazing humans were the coordinators here at De Uijlenes, so they know what works, what doesn’t and will be able to make your celebration look freakin’ amazing!


082 304 1380

Christien and Nel
Christien & Nel Schrecker