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Koornlands Restaurant

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192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

We hade a great dinner at Koornlands! A glass of bubbles, a crisp sallad and a perfectly cooked kudu accompanied by a glass of pinotage. Everything was simply great!

2 Thank Per25
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

The food at this restaurant is excellent! You can also book a taster menu with wines if you wish. Recommend that you book as the evening we were here was full and we were lucky to get a table. There is typical S.African meat on the menu including ostrich, warthog, kudu, etc all beautifully cooked.

2 Thank 100ALC
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

If you like fine dining,eat here. In 5 weeks touring South Africa we did not find a better restaurant. The chef is English and certainly knows his onions. A superb choice of wines to match the food.

2 Thank 2logon
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This was delicious food in a relaxed, small town setting. We sat at a table on the stoep overlooking the garden while enjoying perfectly prepared game dishes of Kudu and Springbok fillet. Springbok samosa as a starter is highly recommended!

3 Thank Paul R
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Had a wonderful meal here. The owners and staff are very attentive and the varied menu a fascinating selection. Wines were excellent. Obviously for all this we paid a little more but it is very good value for money. As I say, we thought it was the best in town.

2 Thank Wallowsabroad
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Fantastic and deserves a 5 Star Rating. The food is fantastic and presented so well. The service is excellent and we can honestly say it is one of the best restaurants we have been to in the Western Cape. Well Done you deserve 5 Stars!!!

2 Thank Carol M
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We visited for dinner and it was wonderful from start to finish! Great service - amazing wine - very sexy Shiraz indeed! Springbok samosas to start - yum! Beef fillet steak - wow - best of our week long trip so far! Cheesecake dessert & cheese board -good. Great service, lovely setting, cheap prices - my god how can people... More 

1 Thank Ejtravell
Zurich, Switzerland
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

What a lovely place 😃! It took us 3 stays in Swellendam to finally discover this little gem nested in a beautiful Dutch-looking house on the main street. We dined on the terrace outside served by a very friendly staff member and were treated with a rather unusual and very flavoursome crocodile carpaccio to start with. Our main courses, expertly... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

A simple but meant seriously - WOW! Pure cooking with heart and phantasy. Poetry for the palate in Swellendam. Thank you for a nice evening!

2 Thank Antje_und_Rainer
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

A fantastic restaurant for any meat lovers to visit, but not many options on the vegetable side. A bit on the expensive side, but the food is probably worth it, meat all cooked to perfection.

2 Thank TortoiseM

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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
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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