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Die Tolhuis Restaurant

Michell's Pass | R43, Ceres, Witzenberg Municipality 6835, South Africa
+27 23 312 1211
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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International, Vegetarian Friendly
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Michell's Pass | R43, Ceres, Witzenberg Municipality 6835, South Africa
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Reviews (129)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We decided to stop at this restaurant for the first time on Sunday afternoon, it was icy cold and so was the vibe. The fireplace was burning, but did not heat up the place at all, as all the doors and Windows were open. Upon...More

Thank tizaneduplessis
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Tizaneduplessis We were actually expecting your review after we received a complaint from our manager about a "very rude customer" who basically made a "public scene" and even referred to a coloured couple sitting at the fireplace as "waiters sitting at the fireplace" We...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were on our way back from a weekend away and decided to pop in for a bite and something to drink. Waited 20min for the menu and then had one thrown to us. I know a Sunday afternoon can be busy , but this...More

Thank Bacalhau34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quirky menu, great roosterkoek and the best coffee! We were a litte taken aback when the card machine didn't work (which happens and is understandable) but would have liked to be told beforehand. Luckily we just had enough cash on hand. Excellent little stop in...More

Thank AmandaPanda83
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amanda Thanks so much for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed your visit. The manager or waiter should indeed have told you about the card machine when you walked in. Sorry about that. We literally loose our phone line every time there is heavy...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten in a lot of restaurants. It does not make me an expert but. We ordered beef pie ,curry and pork burger that arived 50 min after our order was taken STILL no drinks. Food is absolutely far below standard and the bathrooms...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way back from sight seeing the snow and decided we want to grab something to eat. I ordered the butternut soup with a roosterkoek. My food was cold and had a very odd taste. I don't like the orange flavor or...More

Thank Hanneke V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the privilege of having lunch here on the way from Stellenbosch to Ceres courtesy of a seasoned local. Views are amazing, no wifi..... so a well enjoyed 40 mins out ot the rat race. Food is all home made, i had the steak...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We stopped here for breakfast. When we walked in, we were taken back in time. The menu is comprehensive with true rustic food with a modern twist. Enjoy a meal here next to a warm wood fire in winter.

Thank Mike4462
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped over a quick cold drink and enjoyed the beautiful views of Michell's Pass. Friendly waiter and a variety of toasted sandwiches to choose from.

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It's always a pleasant stop weather it's for breakfast or just a cup of moer coffee , it's a must do Thank you guys

Thank John S
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear John Thanks so much for the lovely compliment. People like you make our every effort worth our while Warm regards Reint & Karien

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning little gem, staff is the Rock and Soul of this authentic soulful restaurant. Amazing freshly baked bread, coffee fresh and the snoek tert was sublime. The staff are the glue behind this really lovely stop. Really worthwhile, beautiful wild gardens at the back, the...More

Thank Robyn L
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Dear Robyn Thanks so much for your kind words. Aunty Violet, Sheila, Cathy and the casuals are indeed Tolhuis' gems. I will certainly forward your compliment. Hope to welcome you back soon. Regards Reint & Karien

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far are you from the Zip lines and do we need to book in advance?
10 December 2016|
Response from Reint G | Property representative |
Hi Denise. we are 3km from zipline's offices. You can also try Capish, our Italian restaurant in Ceres (1km). 023 007 0065.
Do you serve beer and wine? Can I bring my own bubbly if it is a special occasion?
26 November 2016|
Response from Reint G | Property representative |
hi. yes, we do..but you are more than welcome to bring your own bubbly regards Reint
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Michell's Pass | R43, Ceres, Witzenberg Municipality 6835, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Witzenberg Municipality  >  Ceres
  • Phone Number: +27 23 312 1211
  • E-mail
Whether you're in Ceres for the cherries at Klondyke, the snow on Matroosberg or in the Koue Bokkeveld, the big-sky beauty of the Tankwa Karoo National Park and the Cederberg or a thrill-seeking day with Ceres Zipslide Adventures, make sure you stop over at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, without doubt the coziest restaurant with the best mountain views in the Ceres area. And if, like welcoming owners Reint and & Karien Grobler, you swear by the wise words of Mahatma Ghandi, "there is more to life than increasing its speed," you can prepare yourself for a mouthwatering 'kuier' that will keep you coming back for more.
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