The Estate was founded in 1754 by the French Huguenot Jean De Buis.
Fred Uhlendorff, a German adventurer who was sailing around the world in his yacht in search of paradise, fell in love with this magical place and purchased Palmiet in 1996. He restored the Old Manor House to its former glory and added new buildings in the following years. During construction, Uhlendorff stayed true to the architectural style of »Cape Dutch«, the main building whose characteristic features include curved gables and thatched roofs. The result was a charming hotel with luscious vineyards that had been expanded during the same time period.
Eva and Hermann Rudolph, both architects and owners of the Adara Boutique Hotel, which is situated in the city of Lindau at Lake Constance, discovered this wineland jewel as guests during a trip to Africa in 2012, acquiring the property in 2021. Eva Rudolph had already restored a historical building complex from the 13th century in Lindau, which now houses the Adara, in 2014. Since the end of 2021, the Estate has been undergoing extensive renovation with the same commitment to quality and historical preservation. The Jacaranda House was built in 1754 and is the oldest building on the premises. The Estate will reopen in November 2023 as an exquisite farm boutique hotel.