Let’s dine and wine in true South African style

Fab food, underground tours and a rich history that deserves to be celebrated at the recently launched restaurant at Weltevrede Wine Estate.

Foodies and wine lovers, you’re in for a treat! Enjoy the best of contemporary, South African inspired cuisine and breathtaking scenery at the recently launched Kapokbos Restaurant at the family-owned Weltevrede Wine Estate

Set just outside the town of Bonnievale in the Western Cape’s Robertson Wine Valley, Kapokbos Restaurant is named after an indigenous herb found in the veld surrounding the estate and is run by the husband and wife team, Chefs Juan Fourie and Samantha (Sam) Morris-Fourie.

The season-appropriate menu includes the delicious, traditional South African Skaap Stertjie with curried pickled onions and Frikkadel with tomato smoor and brandy sultanas and the ‘oh, I’ll have seconds’ Amarula ice-cream sandwiches with honeycomb – wine-tasting snacks are also available. 

Already, the restaurant has made a name for itself as a must-visit dining experience…and it’s scooped some awards too! The winner in the Architecture & Landscape and the Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences categories at the prestigious Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism Awards (BOWTA) 2023 for Cape Town and the Cape Winelands, held at Weltevrede Wine Estate.

While you are at the estate, make sure to visit their new tasting venue and go on one of the underground tours, where you enter into a world steeped in the history of Chardonnay, old books, artworks, memorabilia and historic exhibits that show its place in history. And it’s quite a special history too, as this is arguably one of the oldest South African wine brands still owned and run by the same family – the Jonker family. The Jonker family has been farming here for a hundred years and is now in the hands of Philip Jonker, the fourth generation family winemaker and Chardonnay specialist.

Kapokbos Restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 12 – 4pm (last seating 3pm), and on Friday and Saturday for dinner from 6 – 10pm (last seating 8pm). Booking is essential.

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