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RESTAURANT
KLEIN JAN

RESTAURANT KLEIN JAN IS SITUATED ON ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING PRIVATE GAME RESERVES, TSWALU KALAHARI, A REFUGE – UNTAMED, UNTOUCHED, UNSPOILED – THAT CELEBRATES THE SIMPLE, AUTHENTIC SPLENDOURS OF THIS MAGICAL REGION. KLEIN JAN TELLS THE STORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURE THROUGH FOOD, FROM THE WAYS OF OLD TO THE NEW.

Creating Restaurant Klein JAN has been Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s great homecoming project. Growing up on a farm in South Africa’s rural Mpumalanga province, he felt an instant connection to the vastness of the Kalahari and knew that the time had come to return the spirit of JAN – his Michelin-star restaurant in Nice – to home soil.

The Kalahari felt like a blank canvas with unlimited possibilities. The region’s underexplored ingredients were the perfect inspiration to open a new restaurant and bring fine dining home – giving the food from the Kalahari the global stage it deserves.

Executive Chef: Marnus Scholly
Head Chef: Etienne Wessels
Front of house manager: Marais Uys
SOMMELIÈRE: Loraine Magombo
RESTAURANT KLEIN JAN IS OPEN TO DAY VISITORS FOR A LUNCH SERVICE ON SELECT DATES EACH MONTH. BOOKINGS OPEN THREE MONTHS IN ADVANCE.
We offer an eight-course tasting menu and wine pairing at ZAR 2500 per person.
Lunch services are from 12:00-15:00.

Due to the nature of the Klein JAN experience,
visiting the restaurant is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS
We can accommodate reasonable dietary requirements indicated at the time of booking.
Regrettably, we are unable to accommodate any dietary requirements or menu adaptations
on the day of service.
CANCELLATION POLICY
Reservations are confirmed when the full upfront payment has been secured.
 
Reservations that have not been secured with a full upfront payment within
72 hours of making your booking, will be cancelled automatically.
 
Cancellations or changes made within 72 hours of reserved date are non-refundable.
 
In the event of adjusted national lockdown regulations that affect lunch services, 
reservations will be rescheduled to the next available date.
EXCLUSIVE RESERVATION OF RESTAURANT KLEIN JAN
Restaurant Klein JAN offers an exclusive reservation option for a maximum of 20 guests.
Exclusive reservations are confirmed when a 50% upfront payment has been secured.
Exclusive reservations are ZAR 50 000 for a party of any size, up to a maximum of 20 guests.
 
Bookings for the exclusive use of Restaurant Klein JAN can be made by emailing [email protected]
You’re welcome to contact us if you have any enquiries about reservations.
 +27 (0)53 781 9441 / [email protected]
Our office hours are 10:00 – 14:00 from Mondays to Fridays
Send us a message on WhatsApp by scanning the QR code below:
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Guests should arrive at the Tswalu Kalahari meeting point at 11:30 on the reserved date.
More details will be communicated after booking confirmation.
@restaurantkleinjan  |  #restaurantkleinjan 

KLEIN JAN IN THE PRESS

Designed and sited to make the best of Tswalu’s dramatic and expansive views, The Motse and Tarkuni provide exclusivity, privacy, and unfettered access to one of southern Africa’s last true wildernesses.

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