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Beachfront, Langebaan, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7357, South Africa
+27 22 772 1413
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the beach! Wow, quick service and very nice food. Had their open omelette and wow they are generous with their portions. Great place.

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2 Thank Morne B
New York City, New York
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407 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driftwoods has prime beach front spot overlooking the kite surfing beach. With covered outdoor and indoor seating you can take advantage of the location regardless of the weather. The menu was pretty extensive (which I always find worrying), so something for everyone, but the food quality was pretty poor. The calamari was greasy and not so fresh, the paella was... More 

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Thank steyno
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93 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't know what is happening there the service and food is very poor think there is problem with management will not go there again before it is short out

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Thank Sias S
Pretoria, South Africa
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service and good view of the sunset over the bay. The restaurant was very quite when we visited, mabye a revamp is required in the overall first impressions. The food was good hake & chips is always a winner. Good coffee also

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Thank Adddie7
Richards Bay, South Africa
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96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place caters for the tourist 100% - we ordered sushi which took a considerable time but was ok. The service was good , view great , food average

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1 Thank Alan C
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Words fail how bad the evening was. The service is slow and staff disinterested. Was unsure why they were quiet and restaurant next door was packed. Found out quickly. Ordered steaks and specifically requested both to be done without any sauces. Steaks arrived warm and had sauce poured over AFTER cooking. Quietly informed management that it was garbage. Won't be... More 

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Thank Colin W
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After looking at the menu in detail, we realized we don't have many vegan options. Build a pizza from a garlic pita, or eat the veg sushi. We opted for pizza. I had a pita with onion, green pepper, mushroom, sundried tomato, olives and spinach-it must have been one of the best pizzas I have had ever. My wife also... More 

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2 Thank LiezleO
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bought a drink in Driftwoods. That and the service were fine. We're put off eating here though as the table was extremely sticky and not something we would want to eat a meal off. My arms stuck to it if I leant on it which was off putting. There were plenty of people eating, however other venues close by were... More 

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1 Thank Carl M
Skukuza
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You may not get white linen table cloths and sparkling silver at Driftwoods, but you'll definitely get the warmest welcome, exquisite views of the Langebaan lagoon and fantastic service from well-trained and friendly waiters. Topping it off is great food. We enjoyed the generous portion of tasty mussels so much on our first visit there, we came back the next... More 

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1 Thank Swanepoel, Jenn... S
London
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Lovely view of the windsurfers on the beach, but apart from our very sweet waiter that was probably the best thing about the restaurant. I had an ok chicken salad but the rest of the party had food that really wasn't appetising. Our waiter was lovely and friendly and helpful and had a great smile. The poor food wasn't his... More 

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1 Thank Michele22London

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3,5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, Sushi
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachfront, Langebaan, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7357, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Saldanha Bay Municipality  >  Langebaan
  • Phone Number: +27 22 772 1413

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?