Looking for an awesome spot to have some delicious seafood and traditional South African cuisine? Then look no further than – Die Damhuis – in Melkbosstrand. You will find views of Table Mountain and Robben Island while the kids play in their child-friendly Kids Beach Area.
People has been visiting Damhuis for decades and each visitor has their favourite on the menu.
Damhuis offers different venues which flow in and out each other as you move through this 1000 square meter restaurant.
The Fisherman’s Tent at the entrance offers spacious tables and beautiful sea views.
The Voorhuijs lets you enjoy a look at history and days gone by.
The Outside Terrace reminds you of a French Cafe where you can drink cocktails and watch the sunset over the ocean.
The Stampkroeg is the place to meet friends to sit down for hours of good food, wine and conversation and having a cigarette.
The Kids Beach Area is a haven for both parents and kids. Where mum & dad can enjoy their food and drink and the kids can build sandcastles or play on the jungle gym under a nomadic tent.
Die Damhuis has an extensive wine selection from local farms as well as a taste of Cape Town’s best Winelands.
Damhuis is a National Monument and is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa. It was restored to its former glory and is a landmark in Melkbosstrand. Damhuis has its own fountain and it formed a dam next to the shed at one stage. Now they have the fountain’s water channelled underground. Beach Road is now where the dam used to be.
The very first Vryburgers receiving land for farming in South Africa build this structure around 1785. It was originally used as a Fish Shed or Visschuur on the farm, De Melkbosch. Melkbos is a shrub which gives off a milky residue and that is why the farm was called De Melkbosch and is known today as Melkbosstrand.
The decor and ambience make you feel right at home and boasts various rustic Cape Town art pieces. The walls contain building material of a time when they used big chunks of whale bones and parts of the inside walls have been left unplastered for visitors to view.
Check out our video of this National Monument:
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