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    An authentic country eatery among the peaceful, rolling hills of Elgin.

From the Beginning

About us

Housed in a former flower-packing shed overlooking one of the Elgin fruit region’s many valleys, Rojaal (the Afrikaans word for abundance) was established in 2016 by enterprising apple farmer Arno Reuvers. Today, it is a popular haven and function venue.

A place for the heart, Rojaal is defined by its heritage-style décor and a wholesome menu that hark back to days of innocence, goodness and generosity. Take the road less travelled and discover Rojaal, an authentic country eatery among the peaceful, rolling hills of Elgin, a short drive from the bustle of Cape Town.

Whether you’re passing by on a trip up the N2; taking a break after tackling one of the region’s many MTB trails; or just looking to get away to a slice of heaven away-from-it-all, Rojaal should be your rest-stop of choice.

Arno Reuvers

About the Owner

Owner Arno Reuvers’s vision for Rojaal was to create a space where friends and family can meet to celebrate special occasions, or simply life itself.

A space where people make quality time for one another through being present and sharing what really matters – good company, delectable food and wine made with love and passion, and value for money.

Rojaal translates from Afrikaans to English as “lavish” and the name was chosen because it reflects how we cook in South Africa, says Arno. “To us, Rojaal means abundance, and here we combine generous portions of delicious food with our country flair.”

Chef Orscilla Hitchcock

Our Chef

Chef Orscilla Hitchcock was born in Prince Albert, a small town on the southern edge of the Great Karoo, at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains in the Western Cape.

She began cooking in her mother’s farm kitchen when she was just 12 years old, and her recollection from that time is that everyone was always welcome around the family table. “The more the merrier” was the motto.

Orscilla’s mother is a firm believer in having beautiful floral arrangements in the home, and one of Orscilla’s own hobbies is flower arranging (as well as playing the hand-organ, painting, and riding motorbikes). With its generosity of spirit and country hospitality - along with flowers in the restaurant and in the food - Rojaal represents these childhood memories for her.

“I believe and hope that all guests experience a feast and want to return to us,” says Orscilla, whose favourite main course on her menu is pork belly. “It’s a versatile dish and can be served in winter and summer. It’s prepared with fresh apples and apple juice from Arno's farm, where the restaurant is situated.”

Chef Orscilla’s dishes, rich with taste and sensory delight, have seen her reach the final of the popular South African cooking show, Kokkedoor.

Adored by everyone she knows, Orscilla remains the character that keeps Rojaal’s unorthodox and innovative menu as interesting as the atmosphere created by the restaurant’s distinctive setting.

Those who have experienced the unique blend of style and panache in her cooking and baking eagerly share their love of it with friends and family, making it one of the fastest-growing restaurants in the area.

Guests will definitely come back especially for Rojaal’s carrot cake. “It’s a bestseller, with its extra moistness and richness, and filled with nuts,” says Orscilla.









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