The Fire Long Table is a New Conscious Sunday Lunch in the Cradle of Humankind


The Fire Long Table is a fab new communal dining concept giving Joburgers a chance to explore authentic farm-to-table fare cooked with the magic of fire. This exclusive multi-course food and wine experience is set at Dikeme Farms which is surrounded by the Magaliesburg mountains and boasts breathtaking views. You can expect an afternoon filled with fine foods, music, gorgeous nature feels, and a chance to connect with new people.

The Fire Long Table

What’s The Fire Long Table all about?

This dining experience is finely curated to build an understanding of the farm’s ethos while elevating your senses in a setting of natural wonder. At The Fire Long Table, diners feast on organic produce harvested right at the farm to bring out the best of each ingredient. The menu is mostly prepared on open fire which connects with the heritage roots of the Cradle of Humankind.

Guests are seated at long tables where there’s an opportunity to connect and chat with new people whilst enjoying a multi-course ‘farm to table’ meal. Wines are paired by Victor Okolo, an award-winning sommelier from Cape Town. 

The Fire Long Table

What’s on the menu at Dikeme Farm

The special menu for the day, crafted by Head Chef Franco Buys, features a multi-course menu with mushroom and tomato canapés infused with a bold smoky essence, mains that include slow braised oxtail, smoke-kissed harissa spiced chicken and premium prime rib cooked on the open flame, accompanied by fire-roasted and freshly harvested winter vegetables, and a vibrant seasonal salad. 

End with a smoky cheese pan, charred ‘hung-over-fire’ pineapple and a fire-warmed traditional South African malva pudding. All meals are paired with a selection of the finest South African wines to further emphasise flavour.

The Fire Long Table

More about Dikeme Farm

Dikeme Farm is a family-owned working farm tucked within the Cradle of Humankind and surrounded by the Magaliesburg mountains. You will find yourself in some of the most serene and beautiful natural surroundings, providing picturesque views from the long table.

Here, cows, sheep and chickens roam free amongst the pecan nut orchards and under the wide open African skies where an ancient and sacred presence lies. The landscaped garden grows abundantly with natural techniques such as composting, crop rotation and biological pest control for a range of vegetables, fruits and herbs.

How to book

Cost: R1,500pp including a multi-course lunch with wine pairing. Book via Quicket

When: Sunday, 30 June from 11:30am to 5:30pm
Where: The Pecan Pavilion and Terrace at Dikeme Farms, Maropeng, Cradle Of Humankind

Tel: 083 376 7295 (Whats App Only)
Instagram: @dikeme_farms

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Discussion3 Comments

  1. That’s an awful lot of smoke – starter, main and desert. Which wines/estates are paired with these delicacies?

    • Benn Ndzoyiya

      Hi Ilse

      Yes, it’s R1500pp, and the experience includes a three-course lunch with wine pairing throughout.

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