Our Food


“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast” – John Gunther (American Writer 1901 – 1970)

All breakfasts at Dusk to Dawn are served with a generous helping of good cheer. From the moment that guests walk into the sun-washed dining room in the morning, they can expect to be lavished with a variety of fine food.

Starters vary from fresh berry smoothies to rosemary-infused poached pears and fruity crepes. Guests can choose a main meal from an extensive menu while listening to the chattering chorus of Dusk to Dawn’s many birds.

Our dinners

For dinner, guests can delve into our country deli or order a bountiful picnic basket.

Our Deli

Our delicious array of foods in our deli always surprises everyone! The wide variety of choice in meals offers even the most adventurous palate something to enjoy. All meals are freshly prepared every week. Guests can choose a starter, main meal and dessert. These meals can be enjoyed either in the comfort of your own room or in the garden room overlooking the pool or the wooden deck in the lower garden.

If guests prefer the comfort of their own room or cottage, they can enjoy it in their own private dining area. All dining areas are equipped with luxury cutlery and crockery, a fridge and microwave should you need to warm something up.

Here is an idea of what you might find in our deli:

Our picnic baskets

Our picnics can be enjoyed anywhere in our garden on the lush kikuyu under shady trees, amongst the roses in Gudrun's rose garden or on the wooden deck overlooking the dam.

Pre-order your picnic by sending us an email at info@dusktodawn.co.za two days prior to your arrival to avoid disappointment.

Es gibt doch nichts Schöneres, als bei warmen Temperaturen an einem shattigen Plätzchen im Grünen zu sitzen, die Seele baumeln zu lassen und nebenher ein paar kleine Leckereien zu naschen. Dazu bereiten wir Ihnen das perfekte Picknick-Körbchen, mit raffiniert belegte Schnittchen, deftige Snacks und süβe Desserts vor!

Bitte reservieren Sie Ihr Picknick-Körbchen im Voraus bei info@dusktodawn.co.za

We assemble our picnics according to what we have in season, so its contents may vary on the day, but below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

Gourmet picnic

Home baked Farm Bread with parsley butter / Mushroom & Caper Bread Rolls / Traditional “Blik Brood”
A selection of cheeses with crackers

  • Cold cuts of beef and pork with mustard and homemade chutney.
  • Traditional South African Biltong and Droëwors & Chilli Bites.
  • Stuffed Mediterranean marinated olives.
  • Onion Marmalade.
  • Homemade Peppadew Hummus.
  • Selection of crudités – celery, carrots etc.
  • Eucalyptus Honey.
  • Sweet & Sour Gherkins.
  • Mixed Nuts.
  • Surprise Salad.
  • Fresh seasonal fruit.
  • Sweet Surprise – dark chocolate brownies, nougat or truffles etc.
  • A wine of your choice.

*Vegetarian and kiddies picnics can be ordered on request

A full English and Continental breakfast is served in the beautiful dining room or on the verandah with a stunning view onto the large garden and the wide open spaces of this well managed 1800 ha farm.

Dinners are available on request by prior arrangement. Farm fresh produce is used to create dishes with love and care which makes dining at Dusk to Dawn an unforgettable experience. Dusk to Dawn dinners have earned a reputation where good quality ingredients get the respect they deserve by turning them into fabulous meals.


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