On the winding road towards McGregor, the double storey whitewashed Cape Georgian Farmhouse (circa 1880) catches the eye. Surrounded by rolling hills planted with vines and olive groves, the setting surely doesn’t get more ‘countryside’ than this.
An archway leading into a small courtyard planted with herbs and veg confirm the rustic charm of this farm to table restaurant.
Husband and wife, Carrick and Aimee run their establishment with a focused approach typical of owner-run restaurants, ensuring friendly service and good food (also very hands on as they live upstairs) . Carrick is in the kitchen and Aimee rules the roost front of house.
And what a beautiful front of house it is – minimal and rustic with creative decor, it seems to absorb the surrounding countryside through every window and door. And if you prefer no walls in your way, you can dine outside on one of the 2 verandah’s.
The menu is small and concise, with daily offerings changing according to produce availability (grown in the kitchen garden where possible, and sourced locally where not). Typically rustic, as can be expected of farm-style restaurants, the menu offers a variety of freshly baked pies, steaks, burgers, ‘bredie’s’, sandwiches, pastas and salads as well as home-baked desserts, on this occasion fresh apple crumble and malva pudding with custard. The food is delicious and full in flavour even if it is simplistic in approach.
On Sundays they do a 3 course buffet for R130 pp which is excellent value for money ( if slightly lengthy due to lack of serving staff and a full house on this particular occasion).
The wine list is local and offers good value. They also have a blackboard offering wines on special, a clever way to promote new releases and lesser known estates. Corkage is R30 or R20 for locals.
Aimee and Carrick have lots of passion and plan all kinds of exiting things for the future, their own wine being one of them. Visit for a long summers lunch or a cosy dinner in front of the fireplace , either way, the experience is bound to be a good one.
|Thu – Fri:||10:00 am – 3:00 pm|
|7:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Sat:||9:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|7:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Sun:||9:00 am – 4:00 pm|
Physical address: Farm 135 Vrolikheid, McGregor, 6708, on the Main Road just outside McGregor (towards Robertson)
What others have to say:
Aimee and Carrick (Owners of De Kaap):
De Kaap is a beautifully restored 1880 Cape Georgian Farmhouse with a charming potager and veranda with scenic mountain vistas. Set in the vineyards of the Mc Gregor valley it captures the quirky charm of contemporary Cape Decor and cuisine. Serving delicious Cape country food using local and seasonal ingredients.”good country food with a local flair” is its style. Summer includes Salads from our Garden, a Gourmet Springbok Burger, ‘ Local style “Ploughman’splatter of olives, sundried tomatoes, grilled aubergine, Boerenkaas & relish, west coast Mussels in curried Malay broth. Savoury tarts with Organic salad, pan fried baby calamari.
Dinner includes slow cooked Moroccan Lamb Shanks, Aged Rib eye steak on Risotto, Fresh Grilled line fish.. to name a few items on our menu. The menu is small but there is always something for everyone, our food is very fresh and prepared daily. We serve delicious home made desserts, Chocolate Torte, Pear & Almond Frangipane, Lemon Tart, Poached seasonal fruit with ice cream or homemade custard. Situated 15 km from Robertson on the road to McGregor – 2,5 km before the village of McGregor.
Open: Thursdays to Sundays for lunch, Thursdays to Saturdays for Dinners 7pm-10pm Saturday & Sunday we also do breakfast.
Corkage is R30 or R20 for locals.
Wine list :Only local wines from the Robertson and Mc gregor valley.
Beer served: Birkenhead Beer,Windhoek Larger and Windhoek Light.
Priced between R60- R160. Average main course meal R70 – Lunch, R90 Dinner
Seating for 26 inside, 16 on covered patio and 32 on Wine covered patio.
The ambiance of the restaurant is contemporary country, we do except Visa and Mastercard, Smoking is permitted on our patio, we have plenty of parking available. Bookings need to be made for the evenings (Thursday- Saturdays) and Sunday’s for lunch. We have been open since April 2011.
Cathy Marston (Food 24): 3km outside McGregor stands a nineteenth century farmhouse which has been converted and modernised by Amy Williams and Carrick Campbell. The couple, who live above the restaurant with baby James, have spent the last 3 years on yachts, travelling the world and getting an international perspective on food…read more
Eat out: Chef Carrick Campbell offers an uncomplicated menu of delicious country cooking, with the chalkboard changing regularly. The chicken and ham puff pastry pie, served with Brussels sprouts and smashed potatoes, is delicious, but the short rib and white bean stew is equally hard to resist. A small dessert selection usually includes home-bakes…read more
Relax with Dax: It’s the most gorgeous little place, run by a lovely couple. It’s in the middle of nowhere and the place is surrounded by veggie gardens and olive groves. It’s a beautiful setting and the mountains in the background add to the already great view. Much of the fresh produce is used in the kitchen. …read more
Trip Advisor: DE KAAP is a must if your keen on a long lazy lunch amidst beautiful scenery or an intimate romantic dinner. The food is simply superb & their Sunday buffets are a real treat. Highly recommended!
De Kaap is a wonderful country restaurant. It has a beautiful terrace with stunning views over the mountains and vinyards. Inside it is very stylish and cozy. The food is excellent and we keep on returning for long breakfasts, lunches or devine dinners. I can highly recommend it….Read more user reviews on Tripadvisor