Pause Restaurant

PAUSE restaurant is situated in a converted old steel barn overlooking the Kudu River Valley. The restaurant is enclosed in glass panels, has a large fireplace in the lounge area and has been styled with a collection of art created by a variety of contemporary South African artists.

The kitchen at PAUSE aims to create meals through a fusion of flavours, aromas and impressions with strong influences from the Scandinavian, Asian, and Mediterranean palates creating bold tastes to tease your senses.

This is the heart of Graceland Eco Retreat, inviting you to enjoy your meals in a relaxed environment with a view of the valley.

To promote awareness and push the eco-policy of our retreat, we try to comply with different aspects for greener and more sustainable living. We reduce unnecessary waste, recycle, compost, and use eco-friendly products and packaging. Our produce is predominantly sourced from eco-friendly neighbouring farms and menus are developed with currently available fresh products in mind.

We believe that our pre-set menu concept at PAUSE will provide higher quality and eco-friendly culinary experience. Menus are designed with our guests and their specific dietary needs in mind.

Please note that the retreat has a strict no under 16 old policy and does not allow any animals due to the presence of the game.

Breakfast – only served for in-house guests

Served between 7h30 and 9h00.
Breakfast is a farmer’s table with coffee/tea, juice, cheese, boiled egg, bread, greens, homemade jams, pickles, condiments, and a yoghurt parfait followed by a cooked dish.

Dinner –

only served for in-house guests

Served between 18h30 and 20h30.
Dinner is a 4-course experience starting with a bread & relish board followed by an appetizer, main course and dessert.

As we are rather remotely located, meals have to be ordered at least 3 days prior to your visit to allow us to source all products and plan the menus.

Packed breakfasts and lunches can be arranged for guests that are going out for the day or have a long trip to their next destination.

Functions and Catering

PAUSE caters to small functions for a minimum of 10 people and up to 40 people depending on seating arrangements. Our chef will design your menus based on seasonal and local ingredients and the availability of produce.

We are able to accommodate the most reasonable dietary requests with proper advance notice. Please advise us of any dietary restrictions at least 3 days in advance. No menu changes will be accommodated on the day.

The venue also caters for lectures, meetings, and conferencing.

PAUSE P0p-Up Events

Pause offers Table D’hôte, Picnic & Hike and Themed Tapas Feasts as pop-up events on weekends on a regular basis.

The Pop-up Event menus at PAUSE is also available on request for groups consisting of 10 or more guests. It can also be booked for a group that wants to experience something unique and is ideal for birthday lunches, work getaways and other small gatherings.

These lunches are advertised via our Facebook page and menus are released two weeks in advance. We suggest that you sign up for our email alerts as this will inform you of upcoming dates and menus.

Table D’hôte (The Host’s Table)

The lunches offer a pre-set four-course menu of different food experiences designed by our chefs. Some of the elements on the tasting menu take weeks of preparation, while other ingredients are sourced on the day for the exact number of bookings received.

Picnic & Hike

Our Picnic & Hike is a very popular event and allows guests to enjoy the farm, explore our hiking trails and visit with the game. After a short or a longer hike, you will arrive at the restaurant and enjoy a picnic tapas platter with six different kinds of tapas on a large serving board. These events are also advertised as above.

Tapas Feast

These events are ideal for a group of friends sharing food around the table during a long lazy lunch with laughter and cheerful discussions. Themes can for example be Mediterranean, Oriental, Indian or a Fusion Feast that will allow the group to taste different flavours from a specific cuisine or make a mix of different cultures and traditions.


Celebrating a loved one?  Why not give them a gift voucher as a birthday, anniversary or wedding gift. Or just because you care. It is the perfect way to say “we love and care for you”. Contact us directly to specially design your voucher that can include both meals and accommodation.


We are fully licensed and offer a small variety of wines and spirits. No outside drinks are allowed in the restaurant.


All bookings are confirmed by full upfront payment. Drinks and extras are billed separately on the day. For cancellations or changes made within 72 hours of your booking, 50% of deposits are refundable. Any cancellation after that will be forfeited in full.

Contact and bookings

Bookings that are not secured with prepayment within 48 hours are automatically cancelled.

Unfortunately, we do not accommodate children under 16 or infants as we have a strict age restriction on the farm for in-house guests. Due to the nature of our menus, we do not cater for walk-in guests, and bookings are only made on a pre-booked basis.

Contact us for more information and quotes on 083 277 5553 or

Please note that the retreat has a strict no under 16 old policy and does not allow any animals due to the presence of the game.