Ga Rouge Review
Take a leisurely drive to the outskirts of town and enjoy a breakaway experience at Ga Rouge. Situated just off the Brakfontein off-ramp, it is easily accessible from the highway. Nestled on the edge of the Candlewoods estate, this Heritage Site is neither boring nor ancient. The house was originally built in 1895 and in 2008 it was restored to its former glory and now plays host to the gourmet, funky restaurant. The house was home to the Erasmus family, one of the original Settler families responsible for the formation of Pretoria. Throughout the interior photos and canvasses will tell you the story of their life on the farm. Here you have dining options galore; choose between sitting outside at the couch areas with an outdoor fireplace, on the expansive ‘stoep’ or in one of the intimate rooms inside. With an eclectic mix of background music, you will soon relax into the spacious feeling of being outside the city rush. Outside the Heritage Garden expands into rolling hills and picnic baskets with a blanket and meal for two are available to enjoy the fresh air. The distinguished menu will present you with options of beef, lamb, pork, pasta, poultry or seafood. Try one of their gourmet salads – biltong, pear and Blue Cheese, or Parma ham and melon. A light meal menu is available for lunch time and the Sunday buffet is a big hit.