Rolanda Marais


Rolanda Marais (born January 19, 1978) is a 45-year-old actress. She has portrayed an exceptional talent in many television series she has appeared in. 

The actress is best known for starring as Stefanie Louw-Malherbe in the soap opera Binneland from season one to eight. She has also appeared in many other television series like Bloedbroers as Ingrid, Charlie Jade as Blues Paddock, and Die Byl as Carien van der Bijl.

Marais landed many stage roles like Two Gentlemen of Verona in 2003, Die Seemeeu in 2015, and Waterfront.

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Rolanda Marais biography
Rolanda Marais is best known for her starring role as Stefanie Louw-Malherbe in Binneland.
Quick Facts
Full Name:Rolanda Marais
Born:January 19, 1978 (age 45 years old)
Place of Birth:Johannesburg
Nationality:South African
Education:Speech and Drama
Alma mater:University of Cape Town
Spouse:Jozua Malherbe
Net Worth:R2.6 million

Early Life

Rolanda Marais was born on January 19, 1978, and lived in Johannesburg, the provincial capital of Gauteng. At age twelve, she relocated with her parents to the Boland town of Wellington. 

There she attended school and had her matriculation before moving to Cape Town to further her studies.


Marais went to the University of Cape Town for an Afrikaans-Dutch degree and studied drama. She graduated with a Performer’s Diploma in Speech and Drama.


While in her final year, the actress started to act and appear in several productions. She made her television debut in season one of the thriller mini-series Lied van die Lappop.

After the appearance, many more acting opportunities came – on screen and stage. Many films, theatre productions, and television series featured her.

The actress has landed starring roles in many advertisements which she used for paying for her travels outside South Africa. She was a freelancer for seven years but tried out full-time in Binnelanders.

Rolanda has done several plays and worked with one of her favorite directors – Marthinus Basson. She collects furniture and decorative pieces from the 70s and also collects works from local artists.

The actress appeared in many series like the 2005 science fiction show Charlie Jade. She landed a role in the SABC2 police procedural Zero Tolerance appearing in seasons one and two as Hannalie de Kock.

The actress appeared in season two of the SABC1 drama series Intersexions, in 2013. She played the starring role of David’s estranged wife Analine King in the SABC3 drama series High Rollers.

Roland played Christelle in seasons two and three of the KyKNet Drama series Fynskrif.


Apart from local television series, the actress has appeared in many films. She has appeared in the 2012 film Wolwedans in die Skemer, the 2019 film Poppie Nongena, and Trackers 2019. She also appeared in a film directed by her husband Griekwastad.

Personal Life

Rolanda Marais is a loving wife and a proud mother. Her husband, Jozua Malherbe, is a movie director and an actor. The couple has a daughter, Charlotte. Marais loves to browse in second-hand shops.


TV Shows

  • Alles Malan as Janké
  • Binnelanders as Stefanie Louw
  • Binnelanders as Stefanie Malherbe
  • Bloedbroers as Ingrid
  • Charlie Jade as Blues Paddock
  • Die Byl as Carien van der Bijl
  • Die Spreeus as Maria Roux
  • Donkerland as Emily de Witt
  • Fynskrif as Christelle
  • Gaz’lam as Vivian
  • High Rollers as Analine King
  • Intersexions as Chloe
  • Lied van die Lappop as Milla/Madelein
  • Recipes for Love and Murder as Candice (Candy) Webster
  • SLOT as Dr Sanet Vosloo
  • Trackers as Milla Strachan
  • Waterfront as Anna Myburgh
  • Zero Tolerance as Hannalie de Kock


  • Wolwedans in die Skemer (2012)
  • Poppie Nongena (2019)
  • Trackers (2019)
  • Griekwastad 

Stage Play

Rolanda Marais has appeared in many stage plays and performances like:

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Die Seemeeu
  • Die Twaalfuurwals
  • Romeo en Julia
  • Aars!
  • Moerkind
  • Dogma
  • Elke Duim ‘n Koning
  • Waterfront
  • Koning Lear
  • Johnny is nie dood nie
  • Hedda Gabler

Social Profiles

The veteran actress is on various social media platforms. She shares pictures of herself, her family, and her work. She uses the platform to promote other top brands like Weleda South Africa.

Net Worth

Rolanda Marais has been in showbiz for many decades, she has appeared in many television productions, films, and stage plays. The veteran actress has earned a fortune and has a net worth of R2.6 million as of August 2022.