OLD IMPERIAL INN
in Venterskroon, Eastern Region,
North West, South Africa
Located only 90 minutes from Johannesburg, hugged in the folds of the
Vredefort Dome World Heritage site, lies the Old Imperial Inn Bistro in the
historical little mining town of Venterskroon, about 30 km from Potchefstroom
and 10 km from Parys.
The town was established in 1889 when gold-prospectors came to the Dome to
search for gold. The town of Venterskroon is very small, with only a Post
Office, a Police station and a hotel, the Old Imperial Inn. Since January 2012,
the hotel has been restored to its 1889-flare and in May a vintage Bistro and
Focusing on the magnificence and mystery of the area, The Old Imperial Bistro is
an open air restaurant located between the scenic mountains of the small
historical mining town in the heart of the Dome.
Renown chef Rayno Adlam source most of the organic herbs and vegetables used in
his dishes from selected growers in the Dome area and offers authentic food in a
nostalgic setting under the indigenous trees. His fine food in this tranquil
environment, makes for a serene atmosphere where great food meats laughter and
relaxation with a scenic background of mountainous wonder.
The atmospheric old Zundapp-saloon is the get together place for sport and
chilling in the Dome and offers a selection of wines and Dog-and-Fig beer - that
is brewed in the Dome - on tap. The saloon, complete with a zundapp-motorbike as
beacon, is the place where visitors become friends.
The Bistro specializes in family get-togethers, small conferences, high tea and
birthday celebrations. Groups that break away to the Dome on weekends to do the
hiking trails or the numerous other activities offered, are welcome to visit the
Imperial Inn Bistro for lunches and/or dinners, especially our famous gourmet
Bistro burger or the Saloon lunches, which has beer as ingredient in EVERY one
With the cry of the fish-eagle in the background and the sun setting in the west
with a sky blue-pink tint on the mountains, this pristine treasure will make
your heart feel at home.
Venterskroon is definitely THE 'must-visit' destination in the Vredefort Dome!
Come and re-explore this little piece of earth...
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