Tori Oso Geselshuisie is one of a kind in South Africa situated in Mamre on the ‘Werf’ in the historical Ou Winkel. Established for young and old to just relax or enjoy in their own unique way. Get a warm welcome to this small community when you join them for a tasty meal and a self-guided walk among the historic Mamre Werf. Here is what’s happening at Tori Oso Geselshuisie.
A little bit of history
In the 1880’s the ‘Old Shop’ traded as a general shop and was managed by the German Mr.J.H Kuper. The shop was a place where you could buy a variety of products, from clothing to petrol when passing through Mamre. After 50 years as a general store, it was turned into a ballet school and a Standard Bank Agency.
For the last 2 years, the ‘Old Shop’ has been home to the Tori Oso Geselshuisie, where you can enjoy a nice coffee, good food and friendly service all set on the tranquil Mamre Werf.
What’s happening at Tori Oso Geselshuisie
The Last Lunch ‘Eat as much as you like Sunday’ every last Sunday of every month
Join Tori Oso on the last Sunday of every month and eat as much as you like! Get spoiled with a variety of great food.
Cost: R165.00 per person.
Bookings are essential as space is limited.
Tori Oso Entertainment
Tori Oso provides the best of local talent at all events they host here. If it is Jazz, Rock & Roll or any entertainment you can think of, they can make it happen. They host an event at the end of every 2nd month.
If you are looking for a venue to host your own event, look no further than Tori Oso! They have partnered with the best talents in the industry.
Weddings, parties, and other celebrations
Due to its natural beauty and close proximity to Cape Town, Tori Oso is a very popular venue for weddings. The shop is suitable to host weddings for up to about 60 – 120 people. They already have a number of successful weddings under their catering belts.
The whole wedding package includes the church, priest, music, flowers, photographer, food, wine, dance, and the party can be arranged. The only thing that cannot be arranged is the weather! Tori Oso can also reserve tents, just to be on the safe side.
Good relations with local musicians ensure that a wide choice in live music is available. The lapa in the backyard is used to conduct the formal part of the wedding ceremony. Or, if you prefer, the Historic Church is available on “Die Mamre Werf”. The church is only a few feet away from Tori Oso.
The Mamre Heritage Walk
At the Mamre Werf, 57km from the centre of Cape Town, you can get a dose of culture and heritage while you get back into nature. The 8 historical buildings are complimented by huge trees, colourful gardens and grassy fields. There are rocks to climb up, streams to investigate and plenty of open space for the kids to run around and get rid of some energy.
The new Mamre Heritage Walk map ensures you do not miss anything. Follow the arrows as the path leads you to eight charming historical buildings before taking you on a short walk up the hill. Here you will find the cemetery and the headstones that tell their own stories. Look out for the ruins of what must have been the house with the best views in times gone by.
Explore on your own with the map, or ask for a guide to add a richness to the experience, with their stories and facts, all shared with great pride. The guides are local folks who are rooted in Mamre, going back many generations. They have all the real stories to tell, the ones that you will not find in the history books.
Download the self guided Mamre Heritage Walk Map
Please contact Tori Oso Geselshuisie for more information
Marlene 0733788801 | [email protected]
Stephanie 0729723539 | [email protected]
Find them on the West Coast Way Culture Route
Open Fri – Sun 10:00 to 19:00 and on Tues – Sun 10:00 – 18:00
Where: Church Street, Mamre
Contact: + 27 72 972 3539 | +27 73 378 8801
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