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A fresh dining experience on the Agulhas Plain


At the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant, we live by the season.

We serve fresh produce that grows in our own garden as the seasons dictate. As a result, we offer a fresh dining experience, set in a relaxed country atmosphere. Here fresh food, complimenting our boutique wines, is prepared to order and enjoyed at leisure.

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The seasons also determine the mood at this Cape Agulhas restaurant.

The refreshing sea breeze will cool you down in summer, or enjoy our cozy log fires in the winter months.

What People Say

Nice for lunch

“Nice restaurant, fairly new built, roomy, relatively wide lunch menu, food well prepared. Pleasant ride through part of the beautiful Overberg landscape to get there (approx one hour drive from Hermanus). Nice view from the restaurant and very attentive service.” – Simrishamn, Sweden

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Book a Table

Phone +27 (0) 28 482 1618

Or WhatsApp 072 561 4223


Booking essential

To book a table at our restaurant, please either give us a ring on the landline
or send a WhatsApp to 072 561 4223. 


For groups of more than 10 people, please note there are a few logistics to bear in mind: 

  • A 10% service charge is added to bookings of 10 or more people.
  • We offer a slightly reduced menu for these groups.
  • One account is opened for the entire group – and while we don’t accept split bills, bills can be settled separately.
  • We prepare all meals fresh to order in a timeframe of 30 – 40 minutes and encourage our patrons to order within 15 – 20 minutes from the time of booking.


Festive season schedule: Monday to Sunday – 11:00 to 14:30.

Off season: Tuesday to Sunday – 11:00 to 14:30. Closed: Mondays.

No pets allowed. Closed: Good Friday, 24 & 25 Dec and 1 Jan. 

Spot the creative flair in our décor

The Black Oystercatcher’s Restaurant moved to a new venue at the end of 2016. The venue was built right next to the former Restaurant (now the Tasting Room and Deli). And you can clearly see the creative flair from owners, Dirk and Sandra Human, in the building and its décor.

The restaurant is situated on a wine farm in the Elim wine ward.

The setting of the venue is ideal, looking out over the wetlands that form part of the conserved Nuwejaars Wetlands Special Management Area, and across to the rare fynbos on the Soetmuisberg mountains. The view is complete with our infinity pool in front of the dining area. The restaurant is close to the quaint missionary town of Elim and the small town of Bredasdorp at South Africa’s southern-most tip.

What People Say

“The best kept secret by far!” Megan Smith

“Unique, one of a kind – absolutely stunning!” Celia Van Zyl-Lourens

“Awesome friends, awesome venue, superb food, great wine. favourite place to celebrate!!” Monique Visser

“Never miss a visit to BOC when we are on holiday in Struisbaai.” Estiaan En Esmerelda Wolfaardt

“Absolutely gorgeous, we’ll be back.” Steve & Kim Atkinson

“Such a privilege to have BOC on our doorstep to enjoy the calmness of the Strandveld, awesome food, great wine and beautiful people!!” Victor Hugo

“Beautiful spot, lovely wines & delicious lunch.” Bruce & Yvonne Cameron, New Zealand

“Super cool. Best food and wine. Great people and the most beautiful view.” Esja Mathee

Spoil someone with a Black Oystercatcher Gift Voucher

Vouchers are redeemable at the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant or Tasting Room and is valid for 1 year from the purchase date.


In the Media


Of the Black Oystercatcher, a watermill and an old clock

“There is something about fresh sea air and the sound of waves breaking that guarantees a good nights sleep and that is exactly what we all got that night. As a photographer though I resisted the urge to sleep in and went out early to get some shots in that lovely early morning light and Agulhas didn’t disappoint. Not only about wine but Dirk and his wife Sandra have opened a restaurant which follows Dirk’s own motto: ‘Live by the season.’ ”
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Crush visits the Black Oystercatcher

“The Black Oyster Catcher is a destination of choice for visitors exploring the area, and with its eclectic décor of Victorian-contemporary fusion and relaxed atmosphere it serves as the perfect dining destination for anyone from couples to families.” Read more.


FOODSTUFF: Elim lunch at Black Oystercatcher

I joined an early January group eating a holiday lunch under the outdoor marquee, and we had a tasty time tucking into homemade hamburgers with potato wedges and onion marmelade, as well as grilled yellowtail with salad. This fish was fresh! Dirkie caught it on a Struisbaai fishing expedition with Springfield’s Abrie Bruwer the previous day.” 
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How to get here

GPS: 34º 37′ 580″ S 19º 49′ 399″ E  (-34.632466, 19.827356)

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