We named the restaurant Ke-Monate which it is a Sotho word meaning ‘dis lekker’ or ‘that’s nice’. Why Sotho… well our mother, Elmi de Wit grew up in the Free State and the first language she could speak was Sotho and she speaks it fluently up to today. The vineyards surrounding Ke-Monate are owned by our father WRM de Wit, who enjoys restoring old cannons.
Ke-Monate @ Signal Gun is all about eating great food and enjoying our selection of superb wines from the Durbanville Wine Valley, which is sure to satisfy all tastes. Enjoying all of this in a relaxed atmosphere.
Game Drives on Hoogeberg Hill
In the game camp, you’ll find Eland, black “Wildebeest”, Springbuck, Zebra, grey “Ribbok”, Bontebok as well as dassies and tortoises and bird life, such as hawks, fish eagles and many more!
On a clear day, you’ll have a 360 degree view from the top of Hoogeberg Hill, with views of Stellenbosch, the Strand, Simon’s Town, Table Mountain, the harbour, Robben Island and even Dassen Island in the distance, as well as the two oceans namely the Indian and Atlantic oceans. You will also be able to make out the “Taal Monument” in Paarl, Paarl Rock and in the distance, Riebeeck Kasteel and Riebeeck Wes.
GAME DRIVES TIMES: Weather permitting, Game drives must be booked beforehand
Saturdays: 11H00 and 14H00 | Sundays: 10H00 and 15H00
R600.00 for 4 Guests or less.
R120.00 per person for 5 Guests and more.
10 Guests maximum at a time.
Kids need to be accompanied by parents/guardian at ALL times | Indemnity forms must be signed by ALL | Trips will only be done with 4 or more guests
The VOC installed more than 50 canons on hills and mountains around the Cape to form a signal gun chain that could call the Burgher Militia to defend the Cape. This signal gun chain extended from the Signal Hill,Cape Town via Durbanville to Citrusdal in the North West, Worcester in the north and via Tygerberg to Suurbraak beyond Swellendam in the east. Some of these cannons are still used to fire on our farm today, 300 years later, on joyful occasions.
Every so often we fire our 300 year old cannon.
This takes place at 13H00 pm every 1st Saturday of each month, including public holidays.