A Little More About Us

Who we are, what we do, and how it all began

About Us

Nuweplaas is a family owned business, run by Elrika and her husband, Lodewyk Jacobus Lesch (the glue that holds it all together), together with their 3 children.

Situated in the scenic countryside of Malmesbury, nearby the Riebeek Valley, and Swartland Wine Route, Nuweplaas is the ultimate destination for just about any occasion! Casual family gatherings, kids parties, kitchen teas, stork parties, birthday parties, high-teas, and long-tables, are the order of the day at Nuweplaas.

Our farm provides ample space for musicians and outdoor functions, as well as a braai area which is perfect for casual gatherings amongst family and friends.

Nuweplaas has something for everyone and our aim is to create the ultimate paradise for the whole family.

How It All Began

Established in 2017, Nuweplaas was inspired by Elrika’s passion for cooking and entertaining, and a lifelong dream of opening her own restaurant.

Elrika was raised in Malmesbury, by a happy and loving family. Her mother, and late “Ouma” (both excellent cooks) always shared a love for cooking, and good food. This inspired Elrika, who went on to gain years of experience in the catering business. She has cooked for various bakeries and kitchens, and spent many happy years catering for large functions.

Elrika held a special space in her heart for the farm workers and their wives (who worked with her at ‘Country Kitchen’ and ‘Die Ou Huis’), and always dreamed of creating jobs for them.

After spending years of her life in the catering business, Elrika’s lifelong dream turned into a beautiful reality, and together with her husband, Lodewyk, and their daughter’s, Christelle and Nadia, ‘Country Kitchen’ was re-branded, and Nuweplaas was born.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby attractions/activities include Riebeek Kasteel, featuring a beautiful scenic valley, clay pigeon shooting, wine and gin tasting, the Swartland Wine and Olive Route, and don’t miss out on the Olive Festival happening every year during the month of May, in Riebeek Valley.