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  • AA Township Kitchen
    AA Township Kitchen is situated in Pineview; a ‘township’ of Grabouw in Elgin. Guests are literally that – warmly welcomed guests – as they sit in the comfy lounge/dining room of the small timber home shared by owners Andrew Kortje and wife Anne. On a sunny day Andrew will show the kids his beautifully tended garden too. Enjoyhomemade roasts, traditional chicken pie, fruit salad and ice cream, whilst learning more about this charming and entrepreneurial family and what is hot in the town ofGrabouw. Bring your own alcohol as they are not licensed. Perfect for a small party of friends, an extended family or a personalised travel group, AA Township Kitchen is the Cape Country Meander’s warmest welcome.
  • Bear and Barrel Pub and Restaurant
    The Bear and Barrel is a pub adjacent to the Apple Museum in Grabouw offering a casual atmosphere and grill type fare, including great steaks.
  • Blossom Kitchen
    The Blossom Kitchen is known for its home cooked meals and strictly Elgin Valley wine list as well as a selection of goodies to go. A kiddies playground and excellent sweet treats make this one a favourite.
  • Bodemloos Kombuis
    Bodemloos Kombuis is well-known for their spit-roasted Greek lamb but is not generally open to the public – opening rather for special events and music evenings. Call them up to see when you can next make a turn.
  • Brinny Breezes at Old Mac Daddy
    Set in an uncluttered Barn, Brinny Breezes is famed for its wood-fired pizza oven and magnificent views. A kid’s playroom adds to the appeal.
  • Elgin Grabouw Country Club Restaurant
    The Elgin Grabouw Country Club is situated on the banks of the Eikenhof dam, offering a very affordable, ‘old school’ a la carte menu and great traditional Sunday lunches.
  • Flavours Restaurant at Mofam River Lodge
    Flavours is a sleek contemporary restaurant that overlooks the river at Mofam River Lodge. They offer healthy dishes of seasonal, fresh and locally sourced produce but make a booking first!
  • Fresh at Paul Cluver
    Fresh at Paul Cluver is an ingenious indoor/outdoor cabin of wood and glass that serves excellent, fresh Elgin fare on the Paul Cluver estate. With plenty of vegetables and herbs to hand in the generous gardens outside, the experience is one of being in a kitchen but with some extra lovely linen and table ware, and a deliciously simple menu.Note that Fresh is closed for much of winter.Gordon Manuel @ The Venue, South Hill
  • Gordon Manuel @ The Venue is Elgin’s answer to French gourmet. Owner chef Gordon Manuel blends this trained hand with a pinch of local is lekker (think seafood vetkoek) and is famed for its mushroom risotto.
  • Highlands Road Estate Deli
    Highlands Road Estate Deli has a simple menu with easy going food and a pizza selection. Beautifully set on the edge of the dam, the kids will enjoy the jungle gym too.
  • The Orchard
    The Orchard is a landmark stop for travellers along the N2, known for its delicious coffee and baked treats. A large stretch of lawn and some play equipment means it’s a great place to stop and let the little ones stretch their legs.
  • The Red Tractor Café at Peregrine Farm Stall
    The Red Tractor Café’s seasonal menu is dictated by fresh and locally available produce, hearty breakfasts and generous portions of cake.
  • Wildcats Pub & Restaurant
    Wildcats Pub and Restaurant is found at the Tri Active Lodge and offers a la carte or special group menus, including braai’s, spit roasts and potjiekos.


  • Die Blaasbalk Restaurant, Botrivier Hotel
    A family restaurant famous for its delicious Sunday lunches, the Botrivier Hotel was recently restored and is a great Meander landmark.
  • Gabriëlskloof
    Gabriëlskloof is a relative newcomer to the Botriver wine scene but locals and wine lovers have been returning for more wine, olives and great foodie fare ever since it opened its doors in 2009.
  • Goedvertrouw Wine Estate
    Goedvertrouw Wine Estate serves homemade breakfasts, lunches and dinners overlooking a charming country garden.
  • Outspan Restaurant and Bistro
    Outspan is a fairly new bistro, restaurant and wine cellar in Botrivier that hosts a Wednesday Pizza Night and Sunday lunch with guitarist Terry Dean.
  • Porcupine Hills Restaurant
    Enjoy fresh homemade farm food using fresh local ingredients and the produce from their gardens.  Open by appointment only, at least 6 persons. With fireplaces in- and outside you can enjoy dining all year round with a stunning view of the mountain where black eagles built their nest.
  • The Shuntin' Shed
    The Shuntin’ Shed is a quirky restaurant in a railway siding on the Botrivier train station. They make a range of daily specials, great wood-fired pizzas and have regular live entertainment. They also offer spit braai roasts in summer and Sunday roasts in winter.


  • Black Sheep Diner and Satellite Bar at The Caledon
    The Black Sheep Restaurant is a contemporary-styled restaurant that serves dishes from an a la carte menu.
  • Blue Crane Restaurant at The Caledon
    The Blue Crane serves dishes inside or out and the venue offers sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Café Letta
    Café Letta offers light meals and lunches.
  • Creation Wine & Restaurant
    Situated between Caledon and Hermanus in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde valley, Creation Wines offers lunch daily, as well as wine and food pairing experiences.
  • Dassiesfontein (between Botrivier and Caledon)
    Dassiesfontein is an interesting stop along the Cape Country Meander featuring a bric-a-brac shop, deli and fully licensed restaurant.
  • Da Vinci at The Caledon
    Da Vinci at The Caledon offers a range of pizzas, light meals, home baked pastas and kiddies meals.
  • Gabbiano & Co. Restaurant
    Gabbiano & Co. offers great coffee and light meals such as salads and wraps.
  • JJ’s Grill
    JJ’s Grill offers pizzas and pub lunches.
  • Mastro Classic Pizza
    Mastro Classic Pizza serves delicious wood-fired Italian pizzas.
  • Oppiestoepie Coffee Shop
    Oppiestoepie is a coffee shop in Caledon serving great Sunday lunches.
  • Venster Restaurant
    Venster is a family restaurant serving home cooked meals and snacks.


  • VN Desden
    VN Desden is a bakery, butchery, restaurant and café well-known for their pies and traditional food. Catering for weddings and parties is also available.
  • Pta's Restaurant
    Pta's offer a wide variety of freshly made food for the whole family and is open twenty four hours a day.


  • Andy’s Restaurant & Bar
    Andy’s is open Tuesday to Sundays and serves delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners in a lovely old Villiersdorp house.
  • Aphrodisiac Shack
    The Aphrodisiac Shack produces a range of sauces and treats, smoked extra-virgin olive oil and oak smoked goods sold from their deli, in addition to hosting regular Moonlight Markets every first Friday night of the month (weather dependent). Fully catered-for picnics are also offered on the bank of the Theewaterskloof Dam with a play area for kids.
  • Café de Gallerie
    Café de Gallerie serves great breakfasts and an array of lunches, from curries to homemade chicken pies.
  • Chicchi Di Caffe
    Chicchi Di Caffe opened in late 2011 and offers light dishes to a growing fan base.
  • Country Classics Restaurant & Shop
    Country Classics serves heavenly coffee and cake, as well as light meals, in a pretty garden courtyard complete with gift shop.
  • Kelkiewyn Restaurant and Farm Stall
    Kelkiewyn Restaurant offers tasty light meals as well as hearty country style cooking. The adjoining farm stall offers a variety of typical farm stall deli products such as dried fruit, home bakes, jams and moskonfyt, flowers and olives.
  • Theewaterskloof Sports/Yacht Club
    Theewaterskloof Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner on select days (so booking is essential), offering beautiful views of the Theewaterskloof Dam and mountains from the Sports Club.
  • The Stoepwinkel & Farm Stall Restaurant
    The Stoepwinkel sells fresh produce and plants, as well as serves hearty country meals on the stoep.


  • Abbey Rose
    Abbey Rose serves great breakfasts, lunches and wholesome home country style dinners.
  • Driesfontein Farm restaurant
    Driesfontein serves Mediterranean style food in generous proportions in a comfy, casual and family friendly environment.
  • Greyton Lodge
    Greyton Lodge welcomes visitors for breakfast, lunch and dinner or even just for a glass of wine. Fridays host live music in the garden from 17h00.
  • Ini Hoekie
    Ini Hoekie is a small cosy restaurant offering casual homemade country meals.
  • Peccadillos Bistro
    Peccadillos offers a diverse blackboard menu of bistro dishes and interesting daily specials based on ingredients that are in stock.
  • Searle's Trading Post
    Searle’s Trading Post is a welcoming lifestyle and dining venue also offering cakes and nibbles with great coffee.
  • The Ladle Cooking School
    The Ladle is a recreational cooking school housed in a restored Victorian house offering half, one-day and weekend courses designed to suit chefs of all experience levels.
  • The Oak & Vigne Café
    The Oak & Vigne Café is a sociable espresso, sandwich bar and delicatessen offering breakfast and lunch served on a relaxing open air veranda.
  • The Pepper Tree
    The Pepper Tree specialises in Indian cuisine, occasionally hosting all-India evenings. Curry’s feature heavily, along with hearty country fare.
  • The Post House
    The Post House is a fully licensed country pub and restaurant serving bistro dishes, grills, continental and Mediterranean meals from a wide-ranging menu.
  • The Restaurant with No Name
    Previously known as Bon Apetit, The Restaurant with No Name is a chic restaurant that uses the freshest ingredients to create superb dishes.
  • Vanilla Café
    Vanilla Café is the ideal place to stop for a pot of tea and cake, but also offers light meals and afternoon High Teas. The relaxed but professional owners make you feel right at home and the enclosed garden setting with jungle gyms and slides is perfect for kids.


  • Moravian Restaurant
    The Moravian Restaurant is an inviting venue serving traditional foods. Food production and sales also provide many with employment or some means. In Greyton, a Wednesday morning community market – the Greyton Kitchen Farmers Market (not to be confused with the Greyton Saturday Morning Market) sees anyone, from a home gardener to a small-scale farmer, bringing in their vegetable produce to sell in the town.