Well-known Vredendal restaurant faces high-end renovations

Die Keldery now part of NCFL group

Many residents from the Overberg who love travelling to the Northern Cape, especially during the upcoming flower season, will be delighted to know that Die Keldery restaurant in Vredendal, is now part of the Northern Cape Famous Lodges group.

In an exciting development in business circles in the Northern Cape, the well-known lifestyle leisure group, Northern Cape Famous Lodges (NCFL), has acquired the highly rated Vredendal based restaurant, venue and conference centre, Die Keldery.

N.C. Famous Lodges is home to the award winning and game changing Red Ox Steakhouse Restaurant in Upington and showcases an arsenal of luxury lifestyle lodges and conference facilities, including Letsatsi Lifestyle Lodge and Venue in Vanrhynsdorp, Molopo Lodge, Askam Kalahari, Tshahitsi Lodge and Silverspoon Bistro, Upington and the newly completed Kalahari Lifestyle Lodge in Upington.

Die Keldery in Vredendal will be closed from 1 October 2024 for rebranding and extensive renovations will take place, before reopening in March 2025, under the new Red Ox flag, said  NCFL owner and Northern Cape entrepreneur, Jean Lambrechts.

Koos van Dyk, CEO of Namaqua Wines, said: “Like many well-known wineries, Namaqua Wines prefers to concentrate on what we excel at – producing and marketing wine and proudly announces a new chapter in our journey. Consequently, we are entrusting our restaurant operations to professional restaurateurs. We are enthusiastic about this collaboration and foresee a productive and successful partnership, particularly in establishing and offering a variety of quality Red-Ox house wines.”

Lambrechts, CEO of N.C. Famous Lodges, said: “We are really excited to add this new restaurant to our portfolio. One of the founding principles behind the enormous success of the group is captured in our slogan: ‘No Passion. No Point’. The inclusion of the Red Ox portfolio is a truly winning recipe and a distinguishing factor for our group,” Lambrechts, the dynamic and brilliant driving force behind the success of the company’s operations said.

The restaurant’s transformation will offer a new culinary experience for locals and tourists to the Namaqua West Coast region, creating numerous job opportunities in Vredendal. Keep an eye on this group and follow its journey of excellence. Visit them on www.ncfamouslodges.com and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NCFamousLodges?mibextid=LQQJ4d

Die Keldery will be extensively renovated and modernised.
Red Ox has become famous for its extensive wine offering – which will be extended to the new Die Keldery restaurant in Vredendal.



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