Food

Organic in Paradise

Suurbraak is a quaint village situated 19km east of Swellendam, also known by the ancient San as ‘Xairu’ meaning beautiful or paradise. One of the villages charms is its isolation, being situated off the Wine Route R62 and busy N2, but this is not without its pitfall as this limits the financial resources for its residents. For this reason there are many people working hard to put Suurbraak on the map, hoping to make Xairu a place to stay and enjoy the sights, rather than a passing place. Found at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, the village has a lot to offer the discerning traveller, including newly constructed trail walks, rustic and Dutch Cape architecture, ancient burial grounds, together with the production of some traditional crafts which can be visited.

Suurbraak is also home to Paradise Organics, simply the most perfect setting for any restaurant anywhere, and the food is excellent. In winter you can simply stare at the dozens of seasonal waterfalls and in summer the color of the afternoon light across the field is unforgettable. The guys grow vegetables, herbs and most salads and dishes contain their organic fare. Servings are always extremely generous and the price, right down pocket-friendly.

The art on the walls are for sale, and there is always something amazing to purchase on the counters.