Call it fate, call it fortune, we call it GROUND… Where It Begins. Based out in Muldersdrift, bordering the Cradle of Humankind, sits our charming and unique venue. Surrounded by world heritage, an evolution began at GROUND, as it did humankind; naturally, miraculously, and beautifully. The foundation of GROUND was built around it’s natural beauty and vegetation, and enhanced by locally imported vines from Cape Town, lawn from Magalies, and trees from all over the country. The fruition of GROUND is forever immanent as the inherent surroundings continually grow and inspire us with new ideas. GROUND is an artist’s canvas, where ideas and special occasions come to life. It may be somewhere you might indulge in a jazz, wine, food or music festival, a gorgeous wedding venue, lunch between the vines or even just a humble picnic in the forest – our venue lends itself to an incredible range of experiences.

Ground Café

Our charming space is wonderful for all types of smaller celebrations such as kids birthday parties or intimate weddings. The venue is multi-purpose with a charming indoor area that opens out onto a veranda that flows into the garden.

Find your happiness where the sun shines under the trees, or experience the comfort of our farmhouse-style indoor setup.

Our Ground Café is a perfect pit-stop during or after your cycle through the Cradle for a bit of sustenance. Enjoy freshly created meals by our chefs or simply select items from our deli table.

Open: Wednesday – Sunday

Kitchen opens at 08:00 – 15:00

Cafe & Deli closes at 16:00

Please make a reservation through Dineplan via BOOK NOW tab below.

Please also note that we only book out a % of the restaurant in order to allow for walk-ins ( but a table will not be guaranteed).

the terrace

The latest and most exciting addition to our venue – the terrace – for the love of a ‘good time and great taste’ experience. Inspired by our love for the Mediterranean food culture, we invite you to enjoy long lunching amidst a beautifully curated space in the Cradle. The terrace allows for social interaction, experiential tasting and all-round good vibes.

Our tapas & tasting room will bring you an ever changing seasonal menu of tasty unique small plates – to be shared and enjoyed with loved ones. We encourage sharing & tasting over a “long lunching” style day – paired with either an Inverroche Gin tasting, Fabulous Cocktails , Bubbles or Wines.

Dress Code: Smart Casual (no active wear)

Regrettably No Kids U12

No Dogs

Have a special occasion to celebrate?

Private or Larger Function Packages / Set Menus available 

For more information:

To book a table please visit Dineplan

Wednesday – Friday (11:00-18:00)

Saturday – Sunday (10:00-19:00)

Kitchen closes at 16:30 / 18:00