Greenleaf's Story


It all

It all started when Ursula & Hamish Shennan opened their family home to accommodate travelers coming through Bloemfontein. Ursula’s warm, welcoming smile and attention to detail made people want to come back. Soon they developed Greenleaf to become a 17-bedroom guest lodge. Their eldest daughter, Roxanne, started working for the family business in 2014 (until 2018) and the business flourished and excelled drastically.

Frequently described as “A home away from home”, Greenleaf’s goal is just that.

Greenleaf Lodge offers elegant and upmarket accommodation with warm and friendly hospitality in charming, gracious and relaxed surroundings. 

Rooms are spacious and individually decorated either facing the courtyard pool or courtyard garden. Bedrooms have a private entrance onto their own personal patio, some enclosed with a fire-place. 

En-suite bathrooms either have a large spacious shower (most of the showers have an in-built shower seat) and or standard bath or deluxe corner bath. Guests will experience a good night’s rest, sleeping on Cloud 9 mattresses. 

All our beds and pillows are protected by hygienic linen protectors, which gives peace of mind to our discerning guest.

The Shennan Family

The Team

Greenleaf wouldn’t be where it is today without our amazing Housekeepers. 
Their undying passion to deliver the best service is unparalleled. 
Julia, Sina, Betty and Belina are always smiling and willing to help. Plus, they make the best breakfast!