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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
$$ - $$$
Michell's Pass | R43, Ceres, Witzenberg Municipality 6835, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

It's a rustic little bistro at the entrance of Ceres. And they have roosterkoek. There traditional coffee is served in enamel style mugs. Back to basics in an awesome way. The meal we had was good. But there version of french toast trumped my meal.

Thank Cornel B
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Cornel! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit. It is reviews like yours that make all our effort worth the while. Hope to welcome you back soon Regards Reint & Karien

Reviewed 24 March 2017

Stopped for a Sunday Lunch at the Tolhuis, very pleasant under the trees and. A small restaurant with good service, we had the Beef Pie with vegetables which was excellent. Drinks were nice and chilled and we had time to relax and observe the bird...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Interesting range of dishes on a humourously presented menu. Unfortunately the service was slow, and they kept having to check back with the kitchen if stock was available.More

Thank KatandChrisL
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Dear KatandChrist Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. And thanks for the compliment. Unfortunately our manager on duty wasn't up to scratch when it came to keeping up the stock. The said person is being dealt with as we speak. We...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Approaching Ceres going up Mitchels Pass and stopped to see what it was like. Nothing fancy but they have a menu with a difference serving everything with Roesterbrood. We both had a salad as the rest of the menu looked too filling. Salad was a...More

1  Thank FRED B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Only stopped for coffee, was and walk around. Nice place to have lunch will stop there again its better than stopping in Ceres for lunch en route and not commercial.More

Thank Elde G
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Hi Elde Thanks so much for your kind words. I will certainly convey your message to our team at Tolhuis. Yes, Ceres seems quite commercial at first glance, but look closer next time you visit. We also recently opened Capish!, an Italian eatery with hand-made...More

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Second visit great lunch thanks, staff very friendly and food excellent great mountain views and lovely rustic gardens

Thank SueStiles
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 roosterkoekMore

Thank BarryHgo
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

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...More

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...More

Thank Adri H
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...More

Thank Judith G
Reint G, Owner at Die Tolhuis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

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...More

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
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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