Farm-Style Hospitality

Die Plaaskombuis is situated on Vrede, a farm in the breathtakingly beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley just outside Hermanus in the Overberg. The family-friendly restaurant shares space with a farmstall and wine cellar, and is open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch. Die Plaaskombuis is well-known and loved by many for its delicious selection of light meals and generous helpings of traditional South African cuisine, which is a speciality. Get ready to feast on a tempting array of menu items that include farm-fresh bacon and eggs, beer-battered hake, oxtail, curried tripe, juicy burgers, filled pancakes and Sunday roast just like your Oumagrootjie used to make it. Take the tastes and flavours of the countryside home with fresh organic produce, condiments and a range of ready-to-heat frozen meals on sale in Die Plaaskombuis’ farmstall. Farm Vrede is also home to Lötter Family Wines which produces a selection of white, rosé and red varieties to complement all occasions. Die Plaaskombuis seats 50 people and is available for functions with a capacity of 150 people.

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Die Plaaskombuis lays nestled in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on the Lötter family farm named Vrede (which translated into English from Afrikaans means, Peace). 
Nita and Jadri Lötter took ownership of Vrede from Jadri’s father, Bernardus, in 1978. 

Nita had always dreamt of owning a farmstall and worked with her husband towards realising her dream. Using an old blue classic 1963, Chevrolet Truck, Jadri would drive their harvest of vegetables to the market in Cape Town. 

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Today, the farm is home to Die Plaaskombuis which has become a ‘farmstall’ destination for all those who love farm-style cooking, fine wines, fresh country produce and home-baked goods. Coupled with this is the opportunity to host your next function at the farm. 

The much-loved Chevy is still used on the farm and puts in a full day's work, just like all the other farm vehicles do.

The Lötter Family invite you to join them for good old-fashioned hospitality in a picturesque setting. 



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Die Plaaskombuis is all about wholesome meals prepared with fresh locally grown and produced ingredients. 

Expect a mouth-watering selection of breakfast dishes, wraps, burgers, sandwiches, salads and generous portions of traditional South African fare. A kiddies’ menu featuring all the favourites is available. Sweet temptations include freshly baked desserts, homemade cakes and ‘lekker pannekoek’. Added to this is a special Sunday lunch menu.


  1. Breakfast, Lunch & Beverages
  2. Weekly Traditional Meals
  3. Sunday Traditional Meals
  4. Pensioners Wednesday Menu
  5. Kiddies
  6. The Lötter Family Wines

Die Plaaskombuis restaurant seats 50 people.  

Farm Stall

Farm Stall

Die Plaaskombuis sells a wonderful selection of fresh produce, baked goods, frozen meals, homemade preserves, local crafts, decor, gifts, collectables and wine. Shop for:

  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
  • Baked Goods (ja, ons het vars gebakte melktert en koeksusters)
  • Ready-to-Heat Frozen Meals (all your farm favourites)
  • Jams
  • Honey
  • Eggs
  • Cooldrink
  • Handcrafted Gifts
  • Country-Style Decor
  • Collectables
  • Lötter Family Wines
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The farm Vrede is home to Lötter Family Wines.

The family has a wine philosophy embodying simplicity and minimal interference focussed on showcasing the Hemel-en-Aarde terroir and varietal. This has resulted in wines that develop beautifully with age but are elegant enough to be enjoyed immediately on release.

Lötter Family Wines - Wine Collection 

  • Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache Rosé
  • Syrah 

Shop for Lötter Family Wines at Die Plaaskombuis, alternatively contact them for more information regarding wine sales.



Die Plaaskombuis is perfect for small and large functions, and is ideal for:

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Team Building Events
  • School Groups
  • Celebrations of Life


  • Restaurant
  • Indoor and Outdoor Seating 
  • Customised Menu (on request)
  • Fully-Licensed Bar
  • Full Service (up to 150 people)
  • Larger Groups (on request)
  • Big-Screen TVs
  • Kids Play Area (sandpit, jungle gym and slide)
  • Secure Parking (60 vehicles)

Team Buildings & School Groups

  • Tractor ride around the farm included
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Kids Parties

Kids Parties

Die Plaaskombuis offers a chance for the little ones to run wild in a safe and healthy environment.  

Kids Party Package:

  • Fully-Catered Parties (you sit back and relax)
  • Kiddies’ Party Menu (choice of platters includes Skapie, Varkie, Perdjie en Moooo!)
  • Entertainment
  • Play Area (sandpit, jungle gym and slide)


“Die Plaaskombuis is presies wat dit moet wees. Voel of ek in my Ouma se kombuis op die plaas in gestap het. Die ruimte, liefde en kos in oorvloed. Dankie vir die terug-dink-ervaring. Ons karoo kinders het dit gelove.”  Andrea
“Die Plaaskombuis is fantastic! We arrived utterly starving on Saturday and were met with warm smiles, great service and an outstanding menu. The traditional lamb curry was heavenly (served with pumpkin pie, green beans, rice and creamed spinach), and the bunny chow (with chicken curry, sambals, poppadums and banana) was truly delicious. Takeaway cappuccinos were the cherry on top of a great meal. Excellent value for money!”  Linda
“Die Plaaskombuis is a great place for families with kids.”  Alida
“Die lekkerste kerrie afval geëet by Die Plaaskombuis. Mooi uitsig op die berg, lekker plek vir kinders om te speel. Sal die plek beslis aanbeveel.”  Hester
“Die Plaaskombuis breakfast was scrumptious and came with bacon, mushrooms, eggs, the best sausage and fresh bread like my Ouma use to make.”  Vallina



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