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Reviewed 24 November 2023 via mobile

Nestled in Kareedow's main street, The Sweaty Dutchman, curated by the welcoming Hans Pragt, offers a delightful haven. Hans's warm hospitality infuses the charming ambiance. Indulge in the menu's delicious pancakes and savor one of the best cuppas on offer. Accessible via the serene R62...road from Humansdorp or George, this gem rests peacefully in the Kouga mountains. Enhance your visit by exploring Kareedouw's renowned butchery, making it a special journey through picturesque landscapes and culinary delights at The Sweaty Dutchman.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2022

Great coffee, interesting food and always a smile from Hans - I love stopping here when I travel in the area.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 December 2022 via mobile

The most incredibly delicious, rare Nastergal Dutch Pancakes! Fried in pure butter. You have to stop and try them on your drive along route 62.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 5 October 2022 via mobile

Excellent food, good service and serene atmosphere. Very good value for money. Can really recommend. The bobotie pancake is an absolute hit.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 28 March 2022

We stopped at The Sweaty Dutchman in Kareedouw on 21 March - public holiday on our way back to Uniondale. We were well received, good menu, excellent breakfast and the Dutch pancakes are the real thing - sweet and savoury. The lady who served us...was tentative and the owner came around and we had a lovely time. He allowed us to have our puppy (on a leash) close to us as well., we sat on the outside verandah with view over the landscaped garden. All in all a very positive experience, will stop again. I also bought the best shortbread in decades made fresh by the restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2021 via mobile

Hans and team has a gem of a place in Kareedouw. It is our daily stop for coffee and pancakes when on holiday. You can’t go wring with pancakes and also do try the Dutchman’s Special Iced Coffee. It is also the only place where...we have dessert after breakfast!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 21 August 2021 via mobile

What a lovely experience! The service was so friendly and the pancakes delicious!!! I had one filled with ice cream - even the ice cream was homemade. Would recommend stopping there when passing through Kareedouw.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 28 June 2021

The Sweaty Dutchman serves really good coffee and as a visitor through the town, Hans makes you feel right at home. I felt nostalgic eating a pancake filled with preserved peaches (with preserved peaches always being a dessert treat at my grans house). And the...pancakes are definately larger than what I'm used to. We really enjoyed it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 15 June 2021

With a name like the Sweaty Dutchman, we didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. Hans is the owner, and he came and chatted to us while we perused the menu. We chose the Uismijter and the pancakes of course The fire added...to the ambience of the place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! We had amazing breakfast, outstanding Uismijter and best pancakes we ever tasted. To add to our experience we had good friendly service, cozy atmosphere and toilets were nice and clean. Excellent and worthy stop!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 28 December 2019

popped in for a take away coffee - after asking whether they would be able to help, used the facilities. 10 minutes after ordering the owner barked at me that he needs to serve his customers first, I'll have to wait. I appreciate that a...single take away coffee is not a priority, but he could have been more gracious in how it was handled. I won't be backMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 October 2019

I had heard such good reports about this restaurant that we were determined to visit even if it was just for a coffee. There was a pleasant outdoor area at the front, but very close to the main road - as it was very windy...we went inside. Inside, it was cosy and warm, with a enclosed stove. It was quite busy and obviously popular with the locals - always a good sign. Service was good, if a little slow. Our coffees and teas were good - decor was quite 'dutch' as might be expected from the restaurant name which some find 'off-putting' - I find amusing. No sign of any sweaty people at all! Enjoyed the experience.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

Four of us en route from Wilderness to PE and looking for a stop off point for coffees. Came across this place on google and it was just perfect. Really excellent coffees and superb pancakes. Had a great chat with the owner, Hans and have...to compliment him on having a very fine establishment. Her’s also a really cool guy with great staff. Literally 10 mins off N2 before Clarkson heading towards PEMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 15 September 2019

We drove 100 kms in anticipation of good pancakes and coffee. We drove the 100 kms back with satisfying smiles of good pancakes, Great coffee milkshake and we made a new friend, Hans. Great place, great company, thanks.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 14 September 2019

We visited this establishment today on our way to George. The waitress and owner were very friendly and efficient, the ambiance congenial and the food delicious. When you are travelling around a fair bit you tend to look for a point of difference that makes...a place unique and special.. for me this time it was the Big Breakfast - crisp bacon, eggs exactly as ordered (mine hard and my husband's soft), toast and cooked tomatoes served with a big helping of spicy, peppadew-filled mince with beans. Absolutely delicious!! Thank you for a very pleasant pit-stop :-)More

Date of visit: September 2019
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The Sweaty Dutchman is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5