About the Team

Johan & Louise Keller

 Johan Keller is the manager and co-owner of Highgate. He is one of two Keller brothers who, with Viljee, have been ostrich farmers in the Klein Karoo for four generations. Johan's beautiful wife, Louise, a skilled and accomplished hostess, with a passion for cooking traditional south african cuisine, operates the couple's De Denne Country Guest House.

Viljee & Hanlie Keller

From its humble beginnings, Viljee and his dynamic wife Hanlie, have established Mooiplaas Guest House as a preferred 4- star accommodation venue in Oudtshoorn. Not only are they  co-owners of Highgate, the Keller Brother’s farming enterprise are considered to be one of the ten largest Ostrich farms in the world.


Nellie’s extensive knowledge, experience and love for  good food is reflected in the mouth watering meals from our open air restaurant.  The Pepper Tree restaurant is well managed by her, exhibiting a homely yet sophisticated atmosphere where our guests can enjoy their meals in a tranquil setting.  Fine wine and fine food with love from The Pepper Tree team.


 Our newly appointed accountant for the Keller Group with great accounting and audit knowledge.