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Koornlands Restaurant

192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (23 reviews)
“bitterballen” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and staff excellent. Having read other reviews since we ate there I'm very confused as we could find nothing wrong!!!!

1  Thank GlasgowBaywatchbabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small but professional menu and the food was WOW. Beautifully cooked and presented home made meals. Gluten Free options were delicious. A delightful dinner experience.

1  Thank MattC88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on Weds 13th sept. Well, I say we ate here, my partner had a beautifully tasty Beef Tagine with Tabouleh, bread with a tasty herb oil to dip, and he enjoyed every mouthful. All I could manage was a green salad and...More

1  Thank shirley b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance is nice, the waitron was very polite and efficient. I think the restaurant is an excellent choice for foreigners who may want to try some more exotic foods, like crocodile and impala, and the menu, although small catered well for meat eaters. I...More

Thank darq1
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I have visited this eaterie a few times over the last year and have never had any issues. It is, without a doubt, comparable to any in Cape Town. I only had the Springbok Fillet. Done perfectly, served on bed of puree butternut, baby beets,...More

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had dinner at Koornlands recently. It was a birthday celebration with friends. The choice of menu is not large, however I think there is something there to please everybody's pallet. The preparation of the food was excellent as was the venue & service. The...More

Thank seajay44
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly and efficient service. The tomato soup was very tasty, and the smoked salmon delicious and well presented. The main courses, a vegetable platter and a springbok dish, were rather a jumble of different components, but all tasty and generous.

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

All you can ask in a perfect meal First of all is the people The waitress and the chef were so adorable Nice little place , very elegant in style , serves excellent food We were four . Two adults and two teens We had...More

2  Thank 350yaelh
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Nice place for eating with fireplace. Very smiling and caring people. You can eat crocodile, kudu, mezze so you try different meals. You have better to book . I recommand it.

2  Thank sywinter
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Koornlands Restaurant Is characterized by a warm Wellcome, tasteful southafrican dishes and friendly service; the price/quality ratio is perfect. We really appreciated the Kudu carpaccio and the crocodile sashimi; the springbok fillet was succulent too and the malesian chicken curry was delicious. We suggest...More

2  Thank Andrea M
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13 August 2016|
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Response from Prof. Elain V | Reviewed this property |
I have spoken to the management of Koornlands and this is the answer: Koornlands ALWAYS do have a Christmas theme with 4 or 5 course menus on Christmas eve and on Christmas EVENING the 25th. As this is extremely popular... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3567
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Koornlands Restaurant is the longest serving restaurant in Swellendam, established in 1994. We pride ourselves as being amongst the finest. Warm, friendly and always professional. Our menu often changes due to the seasons and availability. A menu gegustation with wine pairing is available for table participation. Our venison is legend and so is our comprehensive wine cellar. Dine alfresco on the veranda or the garden. We care about vegetarian and vegan preferences. Reservations are highly recommended, due to limited seating. 04.00 PM - 06.00 PM Drinks 06.00 PM - 10.00 PM Dinner
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