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Koornlands Restaurant

192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 82 430 8188
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (24 reviews)
“bitterballen” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read some very good reviews we decided to book this restaurant for dinner on Saturday 17 February. The meal was extremely disappointing and fell well below our expectations. This was our first visit to South Africa and the most disappointing meal.. The food was...More

Thank Karina11015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely welcoming staff and very tasty food. The ostriches ch with hummus was excellent and the Malay curry.

Thank JaniLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting inside was warm and friendly . A little too windy for outside. My ostrich steak was well grilled and presented in a bed of cous cous; my partners chicken curry 'yummy'

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table here based on other trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We had an excellent carpaccio of kudu to start and then the chicken curry and the springbok. We could not fit in dessert as we were too full! Including...More

1  Thank bevmarc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only in Swellendam for one night and took a gamble on where to have dinner. We loved all:the menu, the attentive service, the ambiance. After three weeks of eating in fine restaurants we were still very impressed. The game dishes are fabulous and...More

1  Thank ScottishMyszka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, cosy, no-nonsense restaurant with possibility of outside dining. Limited selection of starters, main courses and desserts which is good because it enables to offer fresh dishes. Good quality food, nice presentation, good wines to accompany the dishes, friendly staff. Do visit when in Swellendam...More

1  Thank carine v
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful evening sitting outside in the pretty garden. Excellent wine and delicious food, nicely presented. We first went 2 years ago and returned on this visit we were not disappointed.

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Smoked crocodile starter, springbok and kudu mains... Service, friendly and efficient staff... I've said it all... Perfection... If you are in Swellendam this is a must.

1  Thank Steve A
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Wow what a find and I hope that we do it justice . 4 of us came here from rothmans manor and had a wonderful experience. We had the lentil soup, bitterballen starter followed by a delicious Cape Malay curry and spring Bon. The presentation...More

3  Thank hodgeyWarrington
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Food is amazing Ostrich meat is out of this world. Friendly owner very nice staff. We enjoyed it a lot . And prices are extremely reasonable and food quantities are very generous.

1  Thank Michel H
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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$21
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 82 430 8188
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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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