Eat in the Republic

It’s a Foodie thing, your options in Swellendam

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    • Traditional Fare
    Drostdy Restaurant

    Open 6 days a week from 11h00 to close(closed Thursdays).
    From amazing Cheese & Meat platters, tapas and a glass of bubbly, to great lunches that will suit everyone’s hungry appetite, to scrumptious dinners and good wine. You will leave knowing you will return. Hosted in the historic Zanddrift building…

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    • Traditional Fare
    Old Gaol on Church Square

    Centrally located opposite one of Swellendam’s most viewed monuments, the beautiful Dutch Reformed Church on Swellendam’s bustling main street. Dine in dappled shade out on the wooden deck, built amongst the trees, with a glorious view of the famous church and the Langeberg mountains. You can also…

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    Woodpecker Pizzadeli

    Welcome to our family run restaurant which was built in 2004.
    In keeping with the heritage of the original building (Woodpecker Cottage) circa 1835, the restaurant’s architecture (Cape Dutch style)
    was carefully planned to aesthetically blend with the historical surroundings.

    Since opening our doors in December 2004,we have become a well known…

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  • KoornlandsRestaurant
    • Traditional Fare
    Koornlands Restaurant

    Koornlands Restaurant has been operating in Swellendam for over 15 years. Chefs by nature not nurture, the owners Marianne and Stephen Altham, specialise in Cuisine Du Cap and dry-aged, 28 days matured beef.
    An unforgettable dining experience with friendly service and great South African flavours! From oak-soaked salmon…

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    • Traditional Fare
    Powell House Restaurant

    Style:  South African

    Powell House Restaurant is owned and run by Alan and Cheryl Caw.  Alan is Scottish and takes care of the front of house.  Cheryl is South African and works her magic in the kitchen.  They draw on years of restaurant experience and have a very hands-on approach. read more »

  • Street view of Tredici
    • Traditional Fare
    Tredici

    Tredici is the Italian way of saying Baker’s Dozen – a belief dating back to the 13th century.  Way back then bakers would illustrate their honesty by always offering their customers more than the law required.  Instead of 12 loaves in a dozen, customers would receive 13, and when…

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