Backsberg lies on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, equidistant from Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. This is the ideal location to host a function in the heart of the Cape winelands surrounded by history and old Cape Heritage, spectacular views and a wonderful ambiance.

Our restaurant is set in a beautiful country garden where we serve lunch outdoors if the weather is favourable and indoors beside a roaring fire in the chilly months.


We have a varied a la carte menu that features traditional South African home-style meals, all made with fresh ingredients and our tried-and-trusted recipes. Our wine list offers all the Backsberg favourites as well as some special wines only available at the farm. Your kids will feel at home too, with a jungle gym in the garden and loads of space to play.

Every Sunday we have a 3 course set menu priced at R250.00 per person which includes a starter, our traditional the lamb on the spit with a buffet of salads and a decadent dessert. The lamb on the spit is also available for private functions of 40 or more people. We do cater for vegetarians if you give us a few days’ notice.

Guy Feldman will also be there to provide live guitar music and set the scene for a long lazy afternoon in the winelands.


Enjoy a delicious picnics at Backsberg in the summer months with a tasty and mouth-watering Picnic Platter.

Settle in the gardens, at the restaurant or wherever you feel like relaxing with a bottle of wine and a platter full of delicacies that abound to more than a hearty meal.

Booking is essential and picnics are made up for a minimum of two people.




From Cape Town:
Take the N1 towards Paarl. Take Exit 47 – Klapmuts, Stellenbosch R44 offramp. At the Stop street turn right (underneath the N1 towards Stellenbosch). Go over the next 4-way stop and over the bridge. Take the next left on Franschhoek (R45). About 5km down that road on your right you’ll see Backsberg.

From Stellenbosch:
Take the R44 towards Wellington. About 16km outside of Stellenbosch you’ll see a farm stall called ‘The Potbelly Pantry’ on your left hand side. Take the next right on Franschhoek (R45). About 5km down that road on your right you’ll see Backsberg.

From Franschhoek:
Take the R45 towards Paarl. Take the Klapmuts/Simondium road turn-off to your left. About 4km down the road you’ll see Backsberg on your left.

From Paarl:
Take the R45 towards Franschhoek. Take the Klapmuts/Simondium road turn-off to your right. About 4km down the road you’ll see Backsberg on your left.


-33° 49' 35.66''


18° 56' 14.76''
Backsberg Estate Cellars
Simondium Road


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Food Served
South AfricanLight Meals
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Wednesday - Saturday:
A la Carte menu from 09:00 - 15:30
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Sunday: Lamb on the spit buffet
Dinner functions on request for groups above 20
Child Friendly
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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