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Koornlands Restaurant

192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (24 reviews)
“bitterballen” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a really good time in this restaurant! The staff was SO ADORABLE and the food was GORGEOUS (wether you are a vegetarian or not!)!!

1  Thank Nk-ilo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has everything for a great dinner. The food selection is great, it is well-crafted, presentation and service are top. We had a lovely evening - only the red wine was served too warm. But after a while in the fridge we also enjoyed...More

1  Thank jeko2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps it is unfair to judge this restaurant as we went on Boxing night & sadly the choice of starters were limited & a couple of main courses were also not available. Desserts also limited. We had ostrich fillet which delicious but would have liked...More

Thank O2577ZEcaroll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food and an incredible choice of menu for such a small and personal restaurant. The staff were extremely friendly, fun and attentive. I would recommend the crocodile if you are brave enough to try something different! Delicious!

1  Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant with its friendly and professional statt is a must when being in Swellendam! As the starters as the mains where really the culinary highlights of our this year's trip to S.A.. We thought to find extraordinarily good restaurants only in Cape Town or...More

1  Thank WhiteHunterFranconia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing culinary experience The food and wine pairing were outstanding Salmon and Venison dishes were the highlights Great service and ambience

1  Thank CraigMassey01
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Although this establishment has moved location since our last visit to Swellendam its quality in both service and available meals remains the recommendation of most lodging houses. Owners and staff deserve the highest acclaim for being so attentive and friendly to customers both past and...More

2  Thank AstraCoventry
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

It was recomanded by Arumval location as a Best local Restaurant with Local Food, But it was more than that. Local Food indeed with a touch of Asian or Japonez flavor But not spoiled at all the Beautiful and Local taste. Amazing chef. Well done...More

1  Thank Oanta C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We didn’t read the TA reviews before booking because we were staying in the guest house next door - didn’t realise it was rated #2 in town, but it was a surprising find. Really interesting menu (Japanese style crocodile sashimi anyone?). Highly recommended.

1  Thank Ralphbar
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We can tell you how quirky the place is, how the staff are so friendly and attentive, or even how wonderful the food is. But seriously just go, it is superb. Ok some details, we had the warthog and vegetable soup as our starters, and...More

1  Thank BeachfunSouthCoast
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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