Capaia Mariella’s Restaurant

Capaia Mariella’s Restaurant
Mariella's offers the perfect environment from which to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Come and relax with family and friends and enjoy mouth-watering food at Mariella's overlooking the beautiful rolling hills of the Swartland. Your children can play on the lawn and jungle gym while you sit back and unwind on the deck. The menu, prepared by Head Chef Brendan du Preez, is simple and unpretentious, yet sophisticated, and offers both lunch and dinner.

My wish was to restore the old farmhouse to its original style which had fallen into a state of dilapidation – a gem of Victorian architecture whose predecessor on that side dates even further back, to the year 1725. We restored it and decided at the beginning of 2013 that a restaurant named after the dearest person in my life, my one and only daughter, Mariella would be opened. This beautiful building, which has kept its Victorian features, has been transformed into an elegant restaurant with state of the art kitchen equipment where we strive to produce food of the finest quality along with our wines.” – Ingrid Baroness von Essen

We cater for all functions

Reservations required

Opening Hours

Tue & Thu: 11h00 – 15h00
Wed, Fri & Sat: 11h00 – 15h00 (dinner by reservation)
Sun: 11h00 – 16h00
Public Holidays: 11h00 – 15h00
Mon: Closed


Directions from Cape Town:

Travelling on the N7 from Cape Town, head north on the N7 towards Malmesbury. Turn left at Exit 31 (Melkbosstrand). At the junction, immediately turn righ and pass underneath the N7 bridge. Continue straight until you reach a T-junction. Turn left onto the Botterberg gravel road.

Directions from Stellenbosch:

Take the R304 towards Klipheuwel / Malmesbury. Turn left for Klipheuwel. Turn right (still on the R304) just after Klipheuwel. Continue on this road towards Philadelphia. You will go over a single-lane bridge, up a little hill and just over the hill, turn left onto the Old Malmesbury Road. Follow this road until you turn right onto the Botterberg gravel road.

  +27.72 7709695
Large groups welcome  Child friendly  Wheelchair access
OPEN:   Tue  Wed  Thur  Fri  Sat  Sun  Hol

GPS Coordinates and Map

Latitude:-33.70448000  Longitude: 18.56815000

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