A taste of our food Heritage - Fyndraai’s menu is a fusion of three culinary traditions of the Cape: the Veldkos of the indigenous Khoe and San communities; Cape Malay cuisine and Boerekos. Our Heritage Menu does not fuse or ‘re-invent’ these traditions, but rather allows you to experience them just as they would have been prepared in the past. In each of the three courses, you are given a taste of authentic Boerekos, Cape Malay and Veldkos dishes.
Cape Food & Wine Pairing - With a glass floor that floats above the exposed foundations of the old wine cellar, our Fyndraai restaurant explores the diverse culinary traditions of the Cape: Dutch, Indonesian and KhoeSan. Taste for yourself this fusion of Cape cuisine as it is paired with a selection of our Solms-Delta award-winning wines, in a tour that is sure to tantalize all the senses.
Fun Farm Walk - Something for the more energetic and fit! Escape from city life and take a 5km walk around the farm. Start off with a welcoming glass of our (low alcohol) Cape Jazz Shiraz – a celebratory stirrup cup! Then enjoy a brisk walk through the vineyards and along the beautiful Dwars River, absorbing the sights and sounds of a working wine farm set in part of South Africa’s most beautiful countryside.
Leslie was also the closest musical colleague of the late great Alex van Heerden, known internationally for his jazz trumpet work and as a pioneer of “psychedelic vastrap”. Alex and Les were the pivotal duo of The Gramadoelas. Leslie is now continuing his own work as one of South Africa ‘s most treasured songwriters.
The Hiervandaan album is the brainchild of current artist in residence at Solms-Delta, renowned South African musician Leslie Javan. He has more than 20 years of experience in music development, community work and activism, and has performed upon invitation at music festivals worldwide.
In 2007 the Delta Trust initiated a Cape music project in the rural Boland region with the help of local musician Alex van Heerden. Fieldwork consisting of interviews with musicians in the surrounding region and more formal academic research into the origins of traditional Cape music was initiated with the aim of using this information to establish a Cape Rural Music Centre on Solms-Delta.
The aim of the Wijn de Caab Trust is to break the cycle of poverty and dependency among farm residents and employees. The Trust tries to fulfil these aims by providing financial assistance for education at all levels, and by providing private healthcare, improving quality of life, and assisting those in distress.
One of the main aims of the Museum van de Caab is to research the social and cultural heritage of the Solms-Delta estate and surrounding region, highlighting the often silent and marginalized voices, alongside the dominant narratives, that together contributed to making South Africa what it is today.
It has always been an important part of the Solms-Delta ethos to uncover and celebrate all the voices and influences that have had a role to play in making this farm’s history what it is – whether they are settler, slave, indigenous inhabitant or present day farm resident.
It has been argued that communities sometimes look to museums as places in which their identity is articulated. As a result museums have the responsibility of ensuring that exhibitions depict history and culture in a dynamic way. Museums are increasingly asked to ensure that their displays ‘resonate with contemporary issues and present-day realities‘. One way of achieving this is to represent communities from the past and present as changing, non-static entities.