Eat in the Republic

It’s a Foodie thing, your options in Swellendam

  • Restaurant in evening
    • Traditional Fare
    Jan Harmsgat Country House – On R60 road to Ashton

    Join Jan Harmsgat for breakfast, lunch or dinner in magical atmosphere – from handmade pasta, fresh garden greens, aged beef fillet to delectable desserts.

    Dinner is a 4 course set menu @ R270 pp and our lunch and breakfast average R65.

    Guest can enjoy selecting wine from the cellar as well…

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  • Roosje Van de Kaap Restaurant jpg
    • Traditional Fare
    Roosje Van de Kaap

    At the top of Swellendam main road the jewel of the town’s historic buildings can be seen: The Drostdy Museum. Behind this complex our historic Guesthouse-Restaurant ‘Roosje van de Kaap’, with 12 well priced rooms, is located. The view on the Langeberg…

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    • Bistro
    Karins on Main – Bonnievale

    Lovers of splendid scenery and the open road will delight in a stopover at Karins on Main in Bonnievale, a town 38 km from Swellendam.

    Unwind in a village atmosphere and soak up our hospitality over a glass of locally produced Shiraz or chilled sauvignon Blanc as you tuck into fresh,…

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    • Bistro
    Oude Post Bistro

    The name is derived from the VOC days that ran a trading post next to the BUFFELJAGSRIVER from 1730-1790. Oxes and cattle were traded at that time . A corporal and 2 assistants were in charge . There is today a a monument just outside Suurbraak showing the original…

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  • Powell House jpeg
    • 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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