La Belle Alliance, a family run restaurant since 1998, is situated on the main road between the Drostdy Museum and the Dutch Reformed Church, on the bank of the Koornlands River.


Address: 1 Swellengrebel St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 2252


Mon - Sun 8am to 5pm 

Pet Friendly


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Woodpecker Pizzadeli offers a relaxed and vibey dining experience, famous for their thin based pizzas, scrumptious chicken and pork schnitzels, pasta dish variety, salad selection and kiddies menu.
They offer both indoor and outdoor seating. You can choose from a good selection of Overberg wines, Cocktails and Craft Beer.


Address: 270 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 2924


Mon - Sat 11:30am to 9pm

Sun 11:30am to 5pm

Takeaways: Sun 5-8pm 

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 It is with great joy that we can announce that the Swellendam Republic of 1795 exists once more. ​

We offer gin tastings, craft beer, coffee, burgers, pizza, a few South African dishes and a kiddies menu - something for everyone. Free wi-fi, plug points and long table enables you to spend some time on the internet. You can watch the rugby, cricket etc here! on a Underneath the old Oak trees are where friendships are born and strengthened.

The Republic is for one and all.

Gin, Stories, Local Information, Events, Historical Artifacts, Craft Beer, Fantastic Promotions...
Become a Royalty Rebel TODAY.


Address: 25 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)60 607 0166


Tue - Sun 11am to 10pm

CLOSED: Mondays

Wi-Fi available

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Rolandale is the perfect stop on a long trip. They have a restaurant that serves breakfast, roosterkoek, coffee, cake, milkshakes, beer etc. with an extensive playing area for children. There is a big lawn where you can enjoy the view and stretch your legs. This is a pet friendly farmstall. All the normal farmstall products are on sale.


Address: BUFFELJAGSRIVIER (9km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)28 512 3383

Hours: Mon - Sun 8am to 5pm

Wi-Fi available

Pet Friendly

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Most of the vegetables and herbs in salads and dishes are grown in their own garden giving new meaning to organic fare. Therefore items on the menu changes with the season. The setting and garden can only be described as a natural paradise. They have art on the wall which are for sale. There is always something interesting on display like local craft, honey or self-made jam. 



(22km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)83 454 2237


Tue - Sun 9:30am to 5pm

Mon - Closed 

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Not staying at Jan Harmsgat?  

Then you can still enjoy a wine tasting and their hard to beat restaurant. The restaurant is open from 8:30 am. If you are not a guest at Jan Harmsgat - make a reservation first.

Do not miss:
- Wine Tasting
- Sunday lunch specials
- Picnic basket under the trees



On the R60 between Ashton and Swellendam.

(24km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)23 616 3407


Mon - Sun 8:30am - 5pm

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​We keep it fresh, we keep it local and we keep it seasonal. We care about our health and yours which is why we do not sell coke! We use no artificial junk in our food, only the freshest, best quality ingredients available to us. We bake for today and we don't serve you leftovers. 

Keep coming and you will always find something new and different.

Address: 8a Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)87 808 1035


Mon - Tu: 8am to 5pm


Thurs: 8am to 5pm

Fri - Sat: 8am to 9pm

Sun: 9am to 3pm

Pet & Bicycle Friendly

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Aan de Eike not only offers great accommodation but also features a Restaurant with a deck viewing the Langeberg Mountain. They serve great coffee, breakfast, lunch, pannekoek, milkshakes and more.

Aan de Eike is situated on our Swellendam ‘strip’ or ‘tourist mile’ therefore close to our museum and historic sites, supermarkets, post office, hiking, cycling routes and East side entrance to the town, from the N2 national road.

They are bicycle friendly, hiker friendly, family friendly, pet friendly and motorcycle friendly, and can’t wait for you to make Aan de Eike your favourite stop every time you visit or pass through Swellendam.


Address: 13 Swellengrebel St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 1066


Mon - Fri 8am to 4pm

Sat - Sun 8am to 2pm 

Pet, Bicycle & Family Friendly

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This is a family Restaurant serving Local Cuisine and Traditional South African Dishes. We stock some of the regions finest wines and have a fully stocked bar. A big fire will be burning in the evenings if the weather allows to welcome all to a romantic night of the best South Africa have to offer.


Address: 132 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)82 926 1462


Mon - Sun 9am to 10pm

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The Garden Shack is a retail nursery situated in Swellendam which also boasts with an unusual attraction, that being a seafood beach restaurant.


Address: 79 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)79 838 9939


Tue - Sat

12pm to 3pm &

6pm to 9pm

Closed: Sundays & Mondays

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Our farmstall offers a choice of breakfasts, roosterkoek and light lunches.  The farmstall sells fresh fruit in season, a range of locally made jams, preserves and olive oil.

We stock Kasselshoop cheese and the wines from Bonnievale Cellar.
If you travel along the R60 between Ashton and Swellendam make this your stop. Sit on the stoep and enjoy a good cup of coffee and something sweet while the kids have some fun in the fenced playground.

Address: On the R60 between Ahton and Swellendam.

(28km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)84 549 2924


Mon - Sun 8:30am - 5pm

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You can look forward to the best in Artisan baking, fresh local produce, delectable pastries and the best coffee and drinks. And not to mention the wine list which will showcase only the best from local wine estates around the area.


Address: 68 Somerset St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 2216


Wed - Mon 7am to 6pm

CLOSED: Tuesday 

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Ikigai Artisan Coffee Bar & Deli serves great coffee, freshly made gourmet sandwiches as well as sweet and savoury treats. Enjoy a cup of specialty coffee from Origin Coffee Roasting while browsing the shop stocked with a variety of artisan products sourced from all over South Africa.

Address: 19 Swellengrebel St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 1064


Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm

Sat & Sun 9am-2pm  

Wi-Fi available

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Simple dining room of a long-standing chain with a menu of burgers, mixed grills or fish 'n' chips. Swellendam Wimpy has a Children's play area as well.


Address: Swellenmark Mall

Contact:+27 (0)28 514 2990


Mon-Fri 8am to 5:30pm

Sat 8am to 4pm

Sun 9am to 1pm 

Wi-Fi available

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The name is derived from the VOC days where there was a trading post next to the BUFFELJAGSRIVER from 1730-1790. Oxen and cattle were traded at that time.

Today Oude Post Bistro is a modern trading post. Bread, Milk and Honey...... jam, olives, beskuit, newspaper, fudge, pies, Farmstall products, Eureka flour, Mantelli's koekies, organic tee and PREMIUM BLEND COFFEE. It is also a BP fillstation.
They have a big playing area with live animals, jungle gym, scooters etc. Shops that were recently added include Hartsgoed and Milk&Sugar.


Address: BUFFELJAGSRIVIER (11km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)28 572 1226


Mon - Thu & Sat 7am-5pm

Fri & Sun 7am-6pm

Wi-Fi available

Pet Friendly

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The Berry Farm is only 5 minutes' drive from the center of town. Besides the restaurant with wonderful berry options they have lots of activities, which makes this the perfect visit for the whole family.


Address: Hermitage

(2km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 1919


NOV - DEC (Berry Season)

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