Tauren Steak Ranch is a hidden gem off the main road in Springbok, Namaqualand, South Africa. The warm, low-light atmosphere and the aroma of flame-grilled steak in the air offers a restaurant where one can feel at home and spend some time with good friends and a superb meal.

A Warm Welcome…

at Tauren Steak Ranch, in the heart of the Namaqualand !

 Sit down, relax and enjoy your meal. Our menu offers a wide selection to cater for every taste. Our steaks are well matured and grilled to your preference.

 All our meals are prepared with care and pride – so bear with us if, during peak hours, our attention to your meal causes you to wait a few minutes more than usual.

 We take pride in offering you a wide selection of wine to complement your dining experience. However, you are welcome to bring your own wine, for which we charge a R20 corking fee.

 Johan and Joey

Tauren: Steak in its purest form

The name Tauren (a bull on its hind legs) suggests steak in its purest form – and the bull logo has signified a steak ranch from as early as the cowboy era.

 Tauren was established in 1986 as Christie’s Kingdom, the brainchild of Christie Hennig. Back then it was one of the first modern-day restaurants.

 In 1991, Johan Reinke bought the restaurant and named it Michelle’s Restaurant, in honour of his wife.

 A year later, Bester Warnich and Johan Swanepoel bought Michelle’s and renamed it BJ’s Steak Ranch. The name was retained when Johan became sole owner – and in 1999 when Dawie Groenewald bought the restaurant.

 In 2005, Abrie Mostert took over the steak ranch and, in partnership with his brother Bert, re-built the restaurant to its current full glory. They introduced the slogan Come Hungry!

 In 2011, Johan Swanepoel returned to his beloved Namaqualand and reclaimed Tauren – this time assisted by his wife Joey, a capable hostess and manager.

 Join us at the

Tauren Steak Ranch,

Where good friends meet!  

Business hours

Monday to Friday 11h30 till late

Saturday 18h00 till late

Sunday closed (except flower season)



Our Restaurant is situated at nr. 2 Hospitaal Street , Springbok. 

Driving North / North-East (from Cape Town towards Vioolsdrif) in Voortrekker Str. (Springbok main road), turn left just AFTER the "Klipkoppie", cross the next street (don't keep left around the "Klipkoppie") and we are situated on your right hand side about 80 m from the crossing.

The map below shows the turn-off point in Voortrekker Street.

Google Maps Generator by RegioHelden

Contact us for bookings or enquiries!

Tel: +277122717
E-mail tauren@kingsley.co.za

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