About Us

Our Story

Established in 1996, Kleine Eden Guesthouse is a family-owned guesthouse, and the Otto family built it up, into the beautiful guesthouse that it is today. In 2022 new management took over, and Dawie and Lene Scholtz, with a combined 60+ years of service and sales industry experience, and with a passion for hospitality and a love for people, envisioned creating a space where guests could feel at home while experiencing the charm and beauty of Bloemfontein.
Although they have been involved in the day-to-day management of this gem since 2022, Dawie and Lene express their excitement and commitment to the continued service delivery and welcoming of old and new guests at their beautiful guesthouse. With a new look and feel, Kleine Eden Guesthouse, as it was experienced and loved before, still is the wonderful place it was before

Our Mission

At Kleine Eden, our mission is to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for every guest.

What Sets Us Apart

Pet Friendly:

We pride ourselves in that we offer a unique opportunity for pet owners to bring their treasured 4-legged friends to stay with us too. By prior arrangement we will welcome your friend, travelling with you at any time.

Prime Location:
Conveniently located near Life Rosepark Hospital, Pasteur Hospital, Bloemfontein Showgrounds and within a short drive to the Botanical Gardens, and other tourist attractions in and around Bloemfontein, our guesthouse provides easy access to the best the area has to offer.
Personalized Service:
We pride ourselves on delivering personalized service, catering to the unique needs and preferences of each guest.
Tranquil Ambiance:
Whether you’re here for business or leisure, our serene and peaceful surroundings offer a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Meet the team

Proud owners

Dawie, Lene & their children

Dawie Scholtz grew up in the Northern Cape and has qualifications in Agriculture and Marketing.
Having been working in the sales and marketing service industry for the past 28 years,
he is a devoted family man, part-time farmer and full-time guesthouse owner.
Dawie comes from a family where his grandfather had the Papkuil Hotel which was a favourite stopover for many when passing by,
get-togethers for the local farmers and of course for those sleeping over. Not only did he inherit his grandfather’s love for people but his grandmother’s love for food and cooking, and he is a great all-rounder that loves to spoil everyone.
Lene grew up in the vibrant community of Kimberley. Her mother, not only ran a successful catering business but also held a special place in the hearts of many. From this upbringing, Lene inherited a strong work ethic and a deep capacity for love and care for people. As a devoted mother, she embodies the strength and resilience instilled in her from a young age. Drawing from her familial legacy, Lene navigates the complexities of life with a blend of determination and compassion, enriching the lives of those around her with her unwavering presence, love and care.
Their love for people, and to provide a guesthouse environment that everyone loves is no surprise.
Dawie and Lene have a support team that assists them with the day-to-day tasks
at Kleine Eden Guesthouse and they function as a team, as a unit to make your stay unforgettable.
We look forward to welcoming you to Kleine Eden Guesthouse. If you have any questions or special requests, please don’t hesitate to contact us by clicking on the “Contact Us” button provided. Discover the perfect blend of comfort, hospitality, and style at Kleine Eden Guesthouse, we are thrilled to call this magnificent place our home.