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Kobus se Gat

| Plaas Voorbedag, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
+27 74 438 1402
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  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
| Plaas Voorbedag, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On two occasions I took family across the Swatberg pass. On the first trip late last year we were hungry and stopped at Kobus' place. We were taken by suprise at the generosity of Kobus who promptly arranged delightfull and mouth watering roosterkoeks for all,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank William F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is OK but the environment and the friendliness of Kobus makes it complete. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BossErpe-Belgium
Reviewed 6 December 2018

WE stopped at this place last year and this year again after doing the Swartberg pass. It seemed very popular specially with overseas guest and people that liked to bike. The owner is very friendly and chatted to everyone. The staff are friendly. We enjoyed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Darlene S
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We stopped here as part of the Cape Pioneer bicycle race and enjoyed some 'roosterkoeke' for breakfast. A little pricey but enjoyable. The woodfire inside is one of a kind. Definitely the place to visit with 360 degree views of the mountains. On a day...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank K1076DZisabelm
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Great value for money accommodation in the newly built Rooms. Great traditional South African food. Breathtaking views, especially from on top of the Swartberg Pass.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LightPacker821180
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We stopped after driving the Swartberg pass ,but found out that there is accommodation available as well .The most breathtaking view from your bed in the morning. SC or meals on the premises available. Made a note for further visits to the area.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank mitzigrob
swartberg-experience, marketing at Kobus se Gat, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Mitzigrob Thanks for the lovely review. We hope you will come back soon and this time you should stay over at our cottages! :)

Reviewed 28 April 2018

We enjoyed a cup of coffee on a cold and very windy day (April 2018). Cosy "restaurant". Was too soon after breakfast to eat something, seems like a very popular destination.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 8joan
swartberg-experience, marketing at Kobus se Gat, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear 8Joan Thanks for the lovely review. It does sometimes feel like the wind was born under the mountain! We are happy to hear that you had a good time with us and hope you will come visit us again soon :)

Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were on our way to Oudtshoorn. It was rainy and coldish. We stopped for coffee. The coffee was really good. Very friendly staff. We had a very nice chat with Kobus.The gardens is beautiful and they have accommodation as well.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ayvdm
swartberg-experience, Marketing at Kobus se Gat, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear ayvdm Thanks so much for the review! We certainly hope you will come and visit us again and maybe stay over at our newly build cottages this time :)

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Great Atmosphere Friendly owners. Great Food and beutiful views. Situated at the foot of the Majestic Swartbergpas!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank bhadrian
Kobus L, Owner at Kobus se Gat, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Dear Bhadrian Thank you for the kind review, we certainly hope you will visit us again in the near future! We now also have accommodation available so next time you can stay over! :)

Reviewed 5 March 2018

The restaurant is set near Cango Cave on the way to Swartberg Pass. Views are spectacular! Went with a group for booked lunch. Warm welcome by Kobus and his team. He is hands on and to get cold drinks to the tables as soon as...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Frogy007
swartberg-experience, Marketing Manager at Kobus se Gat, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Dear Frogy007 Thanks for the review! We always strive to give our guests the best experience we can offer. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the time with us and we certainly hope that we will see you again in the near future!...More

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24 January 2018|
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Response from swartberg-experience | Property representative |
Hi Marisa, We do serve tribe on our menu. *Current cost is R135 Please let us know if you need any additional information.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Plaas Voorbedag, Oudtshoorn 6620, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Oudtshoorn
  • Phone Number: +27 74 438 1402
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At the foot of the majestic Swartberg Mountain Pass, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site in the Klein Karoo, is Kobus se Gat. This proudly South African traditional veldt restaurant offers a farmstall, authentic Klein Karoo cuisine prepared on the open fire, and 360 º view over the Swartberg Mountain Range. Our business celebrates 20 years’ experience, since 1998, in fully guided adventure tours. Experience the mountain pass with one of our guides, or enjoy the surrounding areas of Oudtshoorn with a full day excursion. And for those who are comfortable with cycling, we also offer down hill mountain biking.
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