The Black Oystercatcher is undergoing a facelift. We’re building a new restaurant and venue on the working wine farm. The current restaurant will be transformed into the wine-tasting facility.

The Black Oystercatcher first launched the restaurant in 2008, three years after we produced our first wines. The historic buildings had previously been used as a dairy parlour and horse stables.

According to founder and winemaker, Dirk Human, it had become necessary to change the venue – not least to host the growing number of tourists to the Cape Agulhas region.


“Our setting, close to Africa’s southernmost tip, not only makes this ideal wine-making country. It’s also encouraging more tourists to visit our special part of the world. So it proved to be a good time to refresh and renew our venue.”

Aside from the attractions around Africa’s tip, the Overberg region has also made international headlines. Gansbaai – around 50km from the Black Oystercatcher – last year won gold at the World Responsible Tourism Awards as the Best Destination for Responsible Tourism.

The Black Oystercatcher team will now count down the building of the new restaurant with regular updates. Through the #BOCBuildUp campaign, we’ll provide weekly updates – until the official launch of the new venue on 5 November at the Elim Wine Festival.

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