Great Brak River | Klipheuwel Padstal and Cool Bay Tasting Facility
Physical Address:250m from the Little Brak River
Exit 401 from the N2 (on the left)
GPS Coordinates:S34°4'748", E22°8'416"
Contact Number:044 696 6855
Klipheuwel Padstal and Cool Bay Tasting Facility are easily reached from the N2, offer parking, a safe play area for children, outside seating for guests, and are wheelchair friendly.
Klipheuwel Padstal is located in the old farmhouse. The Padstal’s intimate restaurant, well-known among local residents, serves hearty breakfasts and light lunches. Roosterkoek and pies are freshly baked every day and other baked goodies are also for sale. On Fridays fresh produce are sold; a variety of décor items and hand-picked antique items are also on offer. A rose nursery – the only one in the Garden Route – is a recent addition to this charming venue.
At the Cool Bay Tasting Facility all the award-winning Boplaas wines can be tasted and bought, as well as the locally inspired Cool Bay range.
Although Boplaas is situated in Calitzdorp in the Little Karoo, the Nel family has a strong connection with the area - their holiday house is close to the Tasting Facility, right on the beach with views towards Mossel Bay. In 2009 Carel Nel, cellarmaster and owner of Boplaas Family Vineyards, and his two daughters, Rozanne (marketing manager) and Margaux (winemaker), launched a separate cool climate brand focusing on ultra premium Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. The brand name (Cool Bay) and logo (Cape St Blaize lighthouse) were inspired by the magnificent views from their beach house.
The Cool Bay Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2009 won the South African Champion Sauvignon Blanc at the South African National Young Wine Show 2009.
Friday 1 May and Saturday 2 May - KLIPHEUWELPADSTAL & COOL BAY TASTING VENUE: This year their 3rd joint PROE event will be a celebration over two days!
1 May 09h00-14h00: Klipheuwel Market - the perfect place to spend the Public Holiday with interesting food stalls and gifts and other goodies to taste and buy. Good coffee, breakfast, liver patties and farm bread will be available. Come and enjoy the relaxed ambience and beautiful surroundings in their lush farm garden, which is also child friendly.
2 May 10h00 - 16h00: Boeremusiek, Country and Golden Oldies! Bring your own chair and umbrella (and dancing shoes), R10 p/p. Enjoy 3 oysters with a glass of Boplaas bubbly @ R45; snack platters for 2 people @ R65 (freshly baked ciabatta, boerewors, samoosas, cheese, olives, sweet chili, butter and jam; freshly baked focaccia @ R35. Wine available from the Cool Bay Tasting Venue.
Contact Lilanie at 044 696 6855 regarding food stalls @ R50 and "open mike" @ R200 an hour.