Die Plaaskombuis

Farm-Style Hospitality

Situated on Farm Vrede in the breathtakingly beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, just outside Hermanus, is Die Plaaskombuis. Die Plaaskombuis is a family-friendly venue that offers an a-la-carte restaurant, farmstall and wine cellar. The restaurant opens daily for breakfast and lunch, and the kitchen is well-known for its delicious selection of light meals and generous helpings of traditional South African dishes. For your convenience and so that you can take the taste of the farm home, a large selection of fresh produce, wholesome handmade products and a range of ‘ready-to-heat’ frozen meals are on sale in the farmstall. Farm Vrede is also home Lötter Family Wines which brings to you white, rosé and red varieties. Die Plaaskombuis is available for catered functions and kiddies parties. The restaurant seats 50 people and the capacity for functions is approximately 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 together with her husband began working towards realising it. 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. 

And, if you were perhaps wondering, the much-loved Chevy is still in use 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. For the little ones, 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 not to be missed.

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

Die Plaaskombuis restaurant seats a total of 50 people. 

Farm Stall

Farm Stall

Die Plaaskombuis sells a wonderful selection of fresh produce, baked goods, frozen meals, homemade preserves, local crafts, decor and gifts. 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
  • Lötter Family Wines
  • Cooldrink
  • Handcrafted gifts
  • Country-style decor
  • Collectables
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Wine Farm

Wine Farm

The farm Vrede is home to Lötter Family Wines.

The family have a wine philosophy that embodies simplicity and minimal interference, with a focus 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.

The collection is available at Die Plaaskombuis and includes:

  • Sauvignon Blanc 
  • Chardonnay
  • Grenache Rosé
  • Syrah 

Contact Die Plaaskombuis for more information on the Lötter Family Wine Cellar.



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

  • Weddings
  • Birthdays
  • Reunions
  • Corporate Events
  • Family-friendly gatherings

Amenities include:

  • Die Plaaskombuis Restaurant
  • Indoor and outdoor seating 
  • Customized menu (on request)
  • Fully-licensed bar
  • Full service for up to 150 people (larger groups on request)
  • Big-screen TVs
  • Kids play area with a sandpit, jungle gym and slide
  • Secure parking for up to 60 vehicles
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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.  

Services offered include:

  • Fully catered for parties (you sit back and relax)
  • Kiddies’ party menu with a choice of platters (Skapie, Varkie, Perdjie en Moooo!)
  • Entertainment for the little ones
  • Play area with sandpit, jungle gym and slide


“Dis 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, Facebook
“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, Facebook
“A great place for families with kids.” Alida, Facebook
“Die lekkerste kerrie afval ge-eet by die Plaaskombuis. Mooi uitsig op die berg, lekker plek vir kinders om te speel. Sal die plek beslis aanbeveel.” Hester, Facebook

“The Plaaskombuis breakfast was scrumptious and came with bacon, mushrooms, eggs, the best sausage and fresh bread like my Ouma use to make.” Vallina, Facebook



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