Restaurant dining usually is a celebratory experience in its own right, but having a breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet at Bosduifklip is simply unforgettable. The authentic West Coast/Sandveld cuisine at this down-to-earth venue definitely takes the starring role from start to finish.
For al fresco dining, perch on stools beneath the impressive sandstone formation, home to many a speckled pigeon (formerly called rock pigeons) – hence the name – and savour the farmland view across the Jakkals river. At night, stargazing between indulgent mouthfuls adds to the romance of the beautifully lit venue. When the chill bites, sit cosily inside the old kraal, bordered by the old blacksmith shop – in itself an atmospheric spot.
The cordiality of owners Kobus and Aletta Engelbrecht adds to the seduction. Real virtuosos in aprons, they ply guests with fare from perfected age-old family recipes. Dishes that beg for more include braaied mussel kebabs; snoek and sweet potato; waterblommetjiebredie; crayfish; lamb on the spit; smoked angel fish; seafood paella; home-baked bread; and ah, Aletta’s exceptional souskluitjies (sweet dumplings).
Found 28 km from Leipoldtville and 4 km from Lamberts Bay on Albina farm (bought by Kobus’s great grandfather in 1881), Bosduifklip was voted the most unique wedding venue last year. Besides that accolade, this is the type of place where people come for the dining atmosphere but return time and again for the food.
Buffets cost R270 pp. Bookings: 084 7038311/ 027 4322735 or email@example.com.
Photo: Coba Photography