Thank you for vising our page and for taking the time to know a little more about us.  Marike Lategan is the founder and owner of Klip River Country Estate. She was born and raised in Vereeniging.  She studied Tourism Management at the North West University.  After completing her Honours Degree, she took a gap year in 2005 where she worked at a hotel group in London, thereafter for a lodge in Mozambique.

It was never part of the plan to own a company but with grace she stumbled across this beautiful gem with the gardens, the river and the absolute tranquillity.  LOVE at first site!!  So, an adventure was born.   Together with the help of her husband and family, the existing home was renovated into a four-star guest house.  Each room with an en-suite bathroom and luxury amenities. Klip River Country Estate was born.  The ground works for our River Stone Chapel was started in July 2008.  Whilst building the Chapel we repurposed an old warehouse to be our flagship hall, the Kingfisher.  Our first official wedding was held on 27 September 2008 – Renier en Leana Claasens.


In 2018 we celebrated 10 years of making dreams come true.  Romantic getaways, birthday celebrations for the record books and fairy-tale weddings with memories to last a lifetime. We are privileged to have been part of so many different functions, milestone birthdays, anniversaries, christenings and weddings.  Marike’s passion for making your dream come true will be evident every step of the way leading up to your wedding day or function. 

As a team we’ve been part of small intimate weddings with only 15 guests, large family celebrations with more than 350 guests and all the sizes in-between.  We enjoy being part of each celebration. We get giddy with excitement about each theme, culture, colour pallet and tradition.  We meet the bride and groom as clients on their first day when they come to view the venue but when they leave on the morning after their wedding they do so as part of our huge and ever-expanding family.