The Black Oystercatcher winery and restaurant are found in the
southern-most wine ward on the African continent, the Elim wine ward. The
Black Oystercatcher wine farm is itself situated close to the small missionary town of Elim,
meaning 'Place of God'. This historic town was founded in 1824, and is today still inhabited
only by members of the Moravian church. The church building is based in the heart of
Elim, and the town boasts a number of national heritage sites.
Elim is home to the only monument in the country to commemorate the freeing of the
slaves in 1834. It also has one of the last working water-mills in the Western Cape Province.
Other towns situated close to the Elim wine ward include Bredasdorp, Agulhas, Struisbaai
restaurant at its
Reviewed April 30,
2012 by Bertus,
A wonderful regional
restaurant reflecting the
hospitality and scenery
of the area. The wine
tasting and dining is an
The white wines and
food is really excellent.
All this and reasonably
priced as well.
29 April 2012 Steve & Kim Atkinson
we'll be back.
23 June 2012 Bruce & Yvonne Cameron
lovely wines &
04 August 2012 Johan & Beaula du Preeze
Wow!! Wat 'n belewenis!
14 August 2012 Ron & Sue Rouw
Great experience. Lovely
tasting and Lunch.
08 September 2012 Oscar & Dawn de Vries
Rustig, Gesellig, heerlike
kos en Rose.
ELIM WINE WARD
The Black Oystercatcher wine farm joined forces with the other wine growers living in the
Elim wine ward, to create the Elim Wine Growers. Their slogan is 'Real wine, Real people'
encapsulating the high quality wines, and the homeliness and countryside hospitality that
the Elim wine ward offers.
The Elim wine ward, and the greater Agulhas Plain region, is increasingly luring tourists to
its many attractions. Aside from the wine farms, the Agulhas Plain is home to many
nature-based tourism activities, not least those offered by the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area.
Other sites to visit on the Agulhas Plain include the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, the
Waenhuiskrans Cave, the fisherman's harbour in Arniston and the many nature reserves in
For the more brave, don't forget to go shark-cage diving at Gansbaai. Accommodation is
also available throughout the area - from the more affordable B&B's, to the more expensive
guesthouses and hotels. More.