In 1814, long before the town of Pretoria came to be, the Erasmus family settled on Brakfontein
farm. The “waanhuis”, built in 1814, and the “Voortrekkershuis”, built around 1854 still stand
on the property today. The location has been declared a Historical Heritage Site. In 1895, the “Here Huis” was built, and the house has remained largely unchanged from its original form until 2007/8 when it was beautifully & painstakingly restored to it’s previous splendour.
The “Here Huis” is now a restaurant where people can come to enjoy and admire this historical monument! Much of the original building materials, brought from England to South Africa by sea, still remain in the house. There are even original chandeliers, restored to their former
beauty, hanging in some rooms. The restored Douglas-fir wooden floors were brought over
from the Americas by Spanish ships in the eighteenth century and are not to be missed.
Today we invite you to join in the preservation and celebration of this remarkable piece of
history in the true spirit of South Africa and her people. Let our world renowned hospitality,
unique interpretation of traditional cuisine and elegant country charm allow you to experience
unforgettably fine dining.
Please note on Mondays we will only open for a Group Booking of 30 guests or more.
Please note that we are situated inside an Security Estate so positive identification will be required upon entrance.
Take the N1 towards Midrand and then take the 1st offramp, R101 S - Old JHB/
Brakfontein Road. Go over first traffic lights and at T-junction turn left into Brakfontein Road. Then at first traffic lights turn left again into Olievenhoutsbosch Road and at T-junction turn right into Candlewoods Lane. Sign in at security and enter Candlewoods Country Estate.
Take the N1 towards Pretoria and then take the M36 - Samrand offramp. Turn right
and carry on straight ahead (+/- 4km) until you reach T-junction. Turn right and at the security sign and and enter Candlewoods Country Estate.
-25° 54' 16.57''
28° 10' 17.74''
1795 Stone Hedge Road
Candlewoods Country Estate
Louwlardia x34, Centurion
Fine DiningBuffetFusionGrillsSouth African
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00