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 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
Please note that should you book by telephone, we will confirm your booking immediately.
For email, online and social media booking requests, we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your reservation.
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.
Open 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
“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.’ ”
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.”
There’s something so cheerful and festive about mezze-style spreads. You share, dish and chat intimately around
We’re holding a craft beer weekend and festival in August (hosted by the craft brewery we bought, Fraser’s Folly).
The winter chills have really set in. Making it just the right time to SLOW DOWN and warm up in front of the braai.
This is a special occasion for fathers – including our own Dirk Human.
The Black Oystercatcher Kitchen has put together a dessert using dates – it’s our Sherried Date Pudding.