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De Companjie

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
African, International, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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5 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 83 446 1123
16:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 16:00 - 22:00
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Hoedspruit, South Africa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

De Companje is must visit- the food, accommodation, hospitality and over-all experience is a must visit. Marie-Louise's flair is everywhere.

Thank CecileSteenberg
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant absolutely lovely. The food was really lovely, well cooked and presented, good menu and choice of wines. Very good value. It is small, quiet and very friendly. Freddie, our waiter, could not have been more attentive and helpful and helped us to enjoy a special evening. This was one of the nicest meals we had during... More 

Thank Christopher M
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night in Swellendam and chose to eat at this little restaurant which proved be definitely the right choice even though it was the evening in which we experienced the only serious rain of our 16 days in SA. Gorgeous food, tried the Kudu which was the best meat I had tasted for many a year, the steak was... More 

Thank Caggyot
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were most delighted with the excellent food as well as the setting of this restaurant. Sitting outside on the terrace we enjoyed an unobstructed view of the surrounding mountains.

Thank jancan
Sardinië, Italië
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Very good kitchen. I eated a good beef. Nice service too. The restaurant is attractively. For a nice diner a place to be

Thank Ruud P
Essex, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This appears to be one of the best restaurants in Swellendam & very popular. The staff were very helpful & efficient. The food was of very good quality & prepared & presented well.

Thank IN530
Zurich, Switzerland
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Very nice diner, very well prepared. The Kudu Steak in Red Wine Sauce was just fabulous. But also Seafood pasta was great. Very nice, friendly and efficient service staff. This Restaurant is highly recommended when staying in Swellendam. Just a very short walk away from Schoone Oordt Guesthouse.

Thank Rosi-Alexander
Belfast, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Booked in by our B & B owner, the service was great, but the food indifferent, I think there are better places in town. The owner appeared completely indifferent to a dispute with another customer, choosing to ignore rather than resolve the problem

Thank Paulg1946
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145 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Local here means Afrikaans rather than African. Small restaurant with good food and friendly service. Like everything in Swellendam they close early

Thank Charles_Orleans
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

As mentioned we both had steaks and a carafe of house red, can say all was delicious. Building is old world and very beautiful. Staff were super friendly! Complimentary bread and oils, waiter and waitress were over attentive for me personally but that was the only criticism I have

Thank Greg M

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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$5 - US$18
African, International, Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 83 446 1123
Situated in the picturesque town of Swellendam, a national heritage building dating back to 1834 is the venue of our ownermanaged cafe-styled restaurant producing fine local cuisine. Locally produced quality ingredients are used along our free range beef and venison from our Kalahari farm that is our flagship. Enjoy homemade cocktails, local boutique wines and finely prepared meals on our stoep this summer whilst soaking up the best of country life. Enjoy a fine glass of bubbly or cocktail with a cheese platter in our Secret Courtyard Hibiscus Bar.

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