In 1902 Sir Herbert Baker established labourers cottages constructed on the old farm formerly known as
Vredenburg. In 1968 the property was acquired by Historical Homes to be restored and later leased as a
restaurant. More recently, the building stood vacant and quite derelict for an extended period of time. During 2016
the Rupert family initiated a full restoration and today, De Volkskombuis operates once again as a restaurant
serving patrons in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch.