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Die Tolhuis Restaurant

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Michell's Pass | R43, Ceres, Witzenberg Municipality 6835, South Africa
+27 23 312 1211
08:00 - 17:00
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Kloof, South Africa
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful setting but the airbrakes of the trucks going down the pass can get a bit loud. The food is wholesome and tasty. I loved the roosterkoek

Thank BarryHgo
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Barry Thank you so much for your beautiful review. We truly appreciate it. It is harvest season in our area and we are all very happy for the farmers that this is a very good season. There are more trucks at present as they are carrying the fruit to the markets and elsewhere. Hope to see you soon. Best... More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our breakfast very much. You go there for the Rooster koek. Vegetarian options are very limited and Everything is served in enamel to add to the farm feeling. Service is polite and friendly. Bathroom is bit funny, one toilet and one urinal in one room for everyon, unless there is more facilities somewhere else between the bushes I... More 

Thank Adri H
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our daughter and family from Townsville, Australia joined us for lunch. There was something for everyone, and the service was cheerful and appealingly personal. The sayings around the walls provided interest, and the rural decorations appealed. The food was good and suited our fairly simple tastes.

Thank Judith G
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Judith Thanks so much for your kind words. We use local produce and keep our menu as simple and unpretentious as possible. As the towns most-visited restaurants amongst tourists, we are proud to be the guardians of this historic site All the best for 2017 Reint & Karien More 

Paarl, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

All I can say is that it was a blessing on the road. Food was excellent and their service was out of this world with friendly staff and quick service. This is a must stop for anyone on a roadtrip.

Thank Rudi Y
Belfast, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We didn't know about this little gem in the mountains and was so suprised when we stopped there. The roosterkoek and moerkoffie is an absolute must!! Good, afrikaans people with a great sense of humor. Loved the fireplace!!

Thank MildaF
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

A historic building onour of our most alluring mountain passes which specialises in Roosterkoek. Not much more one could ask for.

Thank Wayne S
Pretoria, South Africa
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We went by yest for lunch as tripadvisor rated it well. Was hoping for a quick stopover bite en route to langebaan. Took almost an hour to get food. Kids were already irritated. Ordered the roosterbroed chic and mushroom; rajbansi bunny and snoektert. Food was ok. Famous roosterbroed ws fresh. That's good. The bunny was not what Wat we Indians... More 

Thank SamanthaNaidoo
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great place with good food and excellent service.the best rooster koeke and not to mention the moerkoffie.u won't be disappointed if u stop here for breakfast or lunch. Well trained staff.

Thank Nugent P
Tulbagh, South Africa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you love roosterkoek, then don't miss this delightful little place nestled between the mountains, in the Michell's pass (traveling to Ceres, from Wolseley/Tulbagh/Worcester). Plain good old "moerkoffie" is served in "blikbekers", and the roosterkoek are freshly made. During winter they make a welcoming fire inside the restaurant's fire place - an inviting sight when you want to escape the... More 

Thank Maritza479
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Maritza Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We just looove positive feedback like yours and I will certainly relay your kind words to our team Best regards Reint More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This authentic quaint restaurant was a wonderful escape from the chilly wind on our drive to the Cederberg. We stopped and huddled by the fire and drank moerkoffie out of tin cans. The food was delicious! The menu promises mainly authentic South African food and roosterkok takes center stage. I went for the bunny chow roosterkok which was a beef... More 

Thank HelenSunSeeker
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Helen Thanks so much for your feedback. We love doing what we do and we love people that enjoy a visit to Tolhuis. I will certainly pass on your compliment to our staff Warm regards Reint & Karien More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?