Kalmoesfontein Est. 2010

Kalmoesfontein, Malmesbury, Western Cape, South Africa

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Sweetly special, this soiree spot located in an old house at a working winery is the JAM.
A family-run farm for almost half a century, natural wines are made here in a time-honored tradition and less is always more. This vibrant venue, set amid the vines, is an ode to savoring conversation and sipping sweetly under the sun or stars.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Field / Forest / Orchard
Winery / Vineyard
Views
Lake
Meadow/Field
Skyline
Vineyard
Style
Bohemian
Casual
Contemporary
Eclectic
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
LGBT Weddings
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The farm has come a long way since we acquired the property in 2008. When we moved here the old house and the cellar buildings had not been used for over 70 years. André, Adi’s dad, says it looked like ‘bombed Siberia’ but one thing was for sure, Kalmoesfontein was a renovator’s dream and our biggest challenge yet. Ever changing, this creative space is situated in the middle of a working wine farm. Expect chickens in the garden, lazy dogs in the most inconvenient place they can find and peacock cries in the morning. With the most spectacular views in the Swartland and no neighbours near enough to complain about your music, this is sure to be a celebration like no other.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $35 to $50

Additional Charges

Accommodation hire; wines; bar and barmen; photographer; shuttles or taxis for guests; djs/musicians and sound; florist

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
140
Buffet
140
Standing
100
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2010
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
January - February due to grape harvest time.
Smoking
Smoking Permitted
Accommodations
The Winemaker's Cottage - 2 x double en-suite rooms with communal kitchen/living space. The Silo - 1 x double en-suite (honeymoon) room.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

The boys that work in the cellar and brewery will stop in the middle of a pump over and open almost any wine for tasting when a pretty lady walks into the cellar. If you are staying in the Winemaker's Cottage you can collect your own farm fresh eggs from under the chickens (or ask Gift to get them for you if you are scared of a broody mother hen or territorial cock...). Veggies and herbs can be picked from the garden behind the cottage. There is a small, intimate reservoir plunge pool behind the chicken coop. Yoliswa bakes the best fresh farm breads and rusks.

Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Awards & Notables South African Magazines: VISI, Taste, Elle and Elle Decoration, Platteland, Sarie Bruid, The Wedding Album, Food and Home, House and Garden (Gourmet). International Magazines: The Telegraph, The Wine Enthusiast, TIME, Elle (Netherlands), The Wine Spectator, Music videos: Jack Parow and Valient Swart, "Tema van jou lied"
Celebration Locations
The Old House:
The original farm house from the turn of the 19th century features a fully equipped kitchen, an under cover back porch with ambient lighting and a dancefloor under the stars. The front porch looks out over terraced grass into the Swartland.
- View: Starting with our vineyards of the oldest Cinsault bush vines in the country the view runs into numerous vineyards, wheat fields and dams and only ends in the spectacular mountain ranges in the East
- Max Capacity: 140
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Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Bars & Lounges:
Our bar is makeshift BUT we do make our own wine, Method Ancestral, Beer, Caperitif (sweet vermouth with cape herbs) and Tonic Water.
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