Where Locals & Tourists Meet & Make Friends

Die Wielhuis is a restaurant and pub overlooking Gansbaai Harbour that is dubbed by some as the place to eat with the best ocean view. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Die Wielhuis specialises in hearty meals in a rustic setting and is popular with locals and tourists alike. Whether you want fresh seafood, your favourite steak grilled to perfection or a cheesy pizza with loads of toppings, Die Wielhuis has it all. Die Wielhuis has a fully-stocked bar and is a favourite meeting spot for groups of friends and singles. Whether you drop by for a sundowner, a morning “regmaker” or to watch the latest game, this is the bar where everyone knows your name! Die Wielhuis is also available for private functions and is perfect for birthdays, team building and club gatherings. Meals are available to take away and Die Wielhuis charges an R30 corkage fee per bottle if you bring your own (only wines not on the menu are permitted for BYO). Die Wielhuis is open during load-shedding!

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Ernst and Irma Kriel took ownership of Die Wielhuis in 2018, rebranding and remodelling an existing pub on the premises.

Irma was born and raised in Gansbaai and Ernst arrived from Gordon’s Bay in the late nineties.

Ernst and Irma are well known for their knack for creating successful pubs where people love to meet. In fact, the couple probably holds the title of being the most famous pub owners in Gansbaai’s history. Whether you know the names Ernies Pub and Buitesteen or not, two legendary pubs started by them years ago, Ernst and Irma have been the godparents of good times for over twenty years! 

Irma runs the kitchen at Die Wielhuis and says that making sure clients have the best time with happy memories, centres around serving hearty pub grub and affordable drinks.

Ask the couple what they love most about Gansbaai and you will hear all about their love for the locals who support them. Getting to meet travellers from around the globe is also a perk. 

The Kriels will also tell you that there is nothing on earth that beats the spectacular sunsets they get to watch from Die Wielhuis!



Die Wielhuis serves a delicious selection of the following dishes:

  • Breakfast
  • Toasted Sandwiches 
  • Starters
  • Salad
  • Seafood
  • Schnitzels
  • Steaks
  • Burgers
  • Pizza
  • Kiddies Meals

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Die Wielhuis stocks a fully-licensed bar run by friendly and efficient bar staff.

Wine List

Cocktails (flat-rate of R85 per glass)

White Wine (R33 per glass / R55 per carafe):

  • Riebeeck cellars chenin blanc
  • Riebeeck cellers sauv blanc
  • BC Sauvignon Blanc
  • Van Loveren Chardonnay
  • Drostdy-Hof Extra-Llight
  • Adelpracht
  • Graca White
  • Two Oceans Savignon Blanc
  • JC Le Roux

Red Wine (R44 per glass / R66 per carafe):

  • Chateau Libertas
  • Robertson Merlot
  • Riebeeck Cellars Merlot
  • Slanghoek Camerca
  • BC Ruby Cabernet Sauvignon
  • BC Cabernet Sauvignon

Rose Wines (R33 per glass / R55 per carafe)

  • Graca Rose
  • Riebeeck Cellars Pino Rose
  • Four Cousins Rose
  • Robertson Natural Sweet

*BYO - Corkage Fee (for wines not stocked at the bar) - R30 per bottle


  • Brandy
  • Whiskey
  • Rum
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Tequila
  • Shooters

Beers & Ciders

  • Beer
  • Beer on Tap
  • Ciders



Die Wielhuis serves takeaways! 

Call your order in or drop by, place your order and have a drink while you wait.



Are you having an informal function that is all about friends and family? If you are, Die Wielhuis hosts special events by arrangement, and is perfect for:

  • Birthdays
  • Team Building Functions
  • Club Events
  • Bachelor Parties
Catering Options
  • Die Wielhuis À La Carte Menu
  • Die Wielhuis Set-Menu 
  • Outsourced Catering (your choice)
  • Cash Bar (fully-stocked)
  • Corkage Fee - R30 Per Bottle (for wines they do not stock)


“Die Wielhuis has excellent food and service despite Stage 6 - 8 load-shedding.”  Lee Smith
“Delicious and fresh fish and seafood, homemade chips with a beautiful view of the harbour. We had the hake and calamari combo with chips at Die Wielhuis and it was delicious!”  Veronica Randall
“Beautiful view and good food. Value for money too.”  Mich Potgieter
“What a nice place! Friendly helpful waiters. We watched the sunset over the sea while eating delicious food. Not pricey at all. You can eat at Die Wielhuis when visiting Gansbaai.”  Kobus van der Westuizen
“Die Wielhuis is a great place to eat or have a nice cold drink the staff is always friendly and the view is great looking over Gansbaai harbour. I will return on my next visit!”  Hendry Pake



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