Country restaurants are laid-back spaces where home-cooked meals are served by owners and their family members, right? Not so fast. At Bosjes Kombuis, nestled between the folds of the Waaihoek mountain in Breede Valley, farmland dining has become a modernised design affair of floor-to-ceiling glass windows, bravely experimental furnishings and fine dining intimately and precisely prepared by well-known, city-taught chefs. Trout fish cake, mushroom quiche and chorizo and squid pasta speak of a culinary sophistication almost contradictory to the bare and basic beauty of the uninterrupted greens and gorges. But it works and it blends seamlessly. The way natural should.


A modern country restaurant.
It's where city slick meets outdoor glory.
Bosjes Wine Farm, off the R43 towards Ceres
Weds.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Booking essential; call on +27 23 004 0496.


By Suzette Leal

Suzette only stays at home to watch Orange Is The New Black. She limits her fluid intake to water, wine and champagne and she absolutely doesn't get the selfie trend. Burma is next on her to-do list. That, and salmon fishing in Iceland.