Drawing inspiration from farm-fresh produce, the Jonkershuis Restaurant puts a creative spin on traditional hearty and wholesome country cuisine. The menu features a variety of dishes that showcase seasonal vegetables and herbs sourced from the estate’s very own farm kitchen. At Weltevreden 1692, our beautiful, slow living farm-style restaurant is hosted in the Jonkershuis.
In South African history, the term “Jonkershuis” refers to a specific type of building that was commonly found on Dutch colonial farms in the Cape of Good Hope region during the 18th and 19th centuries. The term “Jonkershuis” literally translates to “young gentleman’s house” in Dutch, and it was used to describe a small, single-story building that was typically built near the main farmhouse.
The Jonkershuis was initially intended to house the unmarried sons of the farm owner, who were known as “jonge jonkers” or “young gentlemen” in Dutch. These sons would use the Jonkershuis as their own private living quarters, separate from the rest of the family.
This explains why this name is commonly used in many restaurants or guest houses around the Cape region.
Bertha Tasting Room
The Bertha Tasting Room can be found inside the Jonkershuis Restaurant. The Jonkershuis offers a variety of Bertha tastings to indulge your senses. The Bertha wine range consists of:
Adjacent to The Carnival Area, a stunning picnic lawn offers guests the choice of seated or picnic-style dining. With the option to order directly from the Picnic Menu, guests can relax in the shade and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere while watching their little ones having fun in the Carnival Area.