Reservations: +27 51 564 0636 / 733

De Oude Kraal Fine Dining Restaurant

De Oude Kraal restaurant is in the original farmhouse with four meter high ceilings and wooden floors built in 1885 by a German missionary named Saltzmann, and added to by Judge A.J. Smit (Marie’s grandfather). The separate dining rooms have open fireplaces and original antique furniture, some dating back to the early 1900’s. As you walk through the old house you get to admire Gerhard and Marie’s stunning art collection, collected over the years

Five Course Gourmet Meals

The five-course meal has become our principal meal, where the daily menu variations include a diversity of the season’s best foods. Marie and her team’s philosophy is that food must be prepared and presented with love.
I have access to wonderful ingredients that arrive in our kitchen from different sources;  bought at the fresh produce market by my daughter Marie-Louise, sourced at different suppliers or plainly from the local butcher. All the wonderful produce gets studied, smelled, touched, appreciated and respected before we start to transform them. Only then can they be approached with humility.” - Marie Lombard

Marie Lombard was born and raised on this 4th generation farm, and has formed a dedicated team from fourth generation farm workers. Her daughter Marie-Louise Nel, who grew up in the guest house cooking along side her mother, joined De Oude Kraal permanently three years ago.   The team skilfully combine Free State farm style cooking with a touch of French flair to create a variety of meals, such as the buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, freshly baked goods as well as five-course gourmet dinner.

For more on Marie’s food philosophy read Marie’s Passion for Food.


Food and Wine Paring

Throughout the year De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa host food and wine paring evenings. These events at De Oude Kraal are known to bring out the best in both food and wine.

Marie and De Oude Kraal’s staff work together to taste all the different flavors and to create the best combinations before presenting it to the guests.

To experience this amazing Wine paring evening at De Oude Kraal Country Estate, visit our events schedule.


  • De Oude Kraal Kraal fine dining restaurant open from Monday to Sunday evenings.
  • The set menu starts promptly at 19:30. Please arrive no later than 19:00 and enjoy a sundowner on our beautiful veranda.
  • Booking is essential, please mention special dietary requests in advance.
  • Child policy for dinner. *Children welcome, families will be served in separate family dining room. Restaurant MUST be notified of any children age 0-15 before arrival.
  • Lunches served at Feast Gourmet Country Deli.

Contact Us

  • GPS Coordinates: S29°23’00,0”, E26°04’53,0”29.383512S, 26.081629E
  • Office Phone:+27 51 5640 733 or
    +27 51 5640 636
  • CellPhone:27 82 413 1798

Bank Details

  • Bank:Nedbank
  • Branch:Bloemfontein
  • Branch Code:166234
  • Account No:1662054254
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