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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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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You can choose to sit outside on their cool terrace or inside the beautiful Cape Dutch building, the Old Mill is a welcoming restaurant, which will ensure a great dining experience.

They are located on the Robertson side of Swellendam, as you enter the main street. Old Mill Restaurant offers country breakfasts and à la carte dinners of Afrikaans and European cuisine. A broad selection of wines from local estates are available.

You can also enjoy imported Belgian Beer and homemade ice cream.


Address: 241 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 2790


Mon - Sun 7am to 7:30pm to last served 

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We offer you traditional cuisine from our region, like Roosterkoek Burgers, Quiche, Samosa/Calamari/Chickenstrip Combo Baskets, Berry Smoothies, Milkshakes, Cake of the Day, Good Bean to Cup Coffees, Steak & Kidney Pie, All Day Breakfast, etc. - all home-made with best taste and to fit your budget. Kiddies Menu also available.


Address: 20 Swellengrebel St

Contact: +27 (0)84 093 2839



Mon - Fri 8am to 5pm

Sat 9am to 2pm

Sun - Closed 

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Monkens Coffee Shop in the heart of Swellendam for Great Coffee, Freshly Baked Cakes, Light Meals and a fantastic atmosphere surrounded by fine art by local artists' that is also for sale. 


Address: 53 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 1354


Mon - Sat 7:30am to 5pm

Sun - Closed 

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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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We supply our lovely town with great tasting pizzas, that is made to our customers’ own specifications! Fast, tasty and without costing an arm and a leg! Remember we make banting and gluten free pizza bases as well!!  


Address: Shop 12 Carlton Mall

Contact: +27 (0)66 264 0655

Hours: Mon - Sat 8am to 5pm

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With a focus on freshness, quality, and personal service, The Country Butcher is about more than just a wide variety of quality meat. You can also buy self-baked Ciabattas, country-fresh fruit & vegetables, nibly bits, olives, cookies and many other food delights. 


Address: 87 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 1011


Mon - Fri 8am to 5:30pm

Sat 8am - 12pm

Sun - Closed 

Wi-Fi available

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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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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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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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This garden restaurant is right next to the Drostdy and was once (from about 1776) part of the magnificent garden that would have supplied the household of the Landlords.

Christiane’s passion for good food and healthy living, inspired her to develop a concept that comes from the heart. Making food from scratch, using fresh, locally sourced, where possible organic ingredients with minimal additives, preservatives or harmful chemicals. Slow food is happy food, and comes from taking the time to prepare a meal.


Breakfast, light lunches and of course cakes and bakes of the day served in the peaceful nursery surrounds.
Welcome to our home.


Address: 3 Drostdy St

Contact: +27 (0)76 230 2918


Mon to Fri: 10am - 3pm

Sat: At Under the Oaks Market

CLOSED: Sunday

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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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Barrel & Blues is your number one destination in Swellendam for Local Entertainment.  We offer a relaxed atmosphere with service oriented staff.  Live Music events are hosted every month so please follow us on our  

Address: 17 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)79 978 4872


Tue - Sat 11am to late

Mon & Tue - Closed 

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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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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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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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The Old Gaol is situated opposite the Dutch Reformed Church on the edge of the Old Quarter. Roosterkoek and Melktert are some of the traditional foods they serve.

This coffee shop/restaurant is in a beautiful setting with seating indoors or under the trees on a wooden deck. In the backyard they have tables next to a jungle gym.


Address: 8a Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 3847


Sat - Tue 8am to 5pm

Wed - Fri 8am to 10pm 

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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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De Vagebond is a family Restaurant serving Local Cuisine and Traditional South African Dishes, including; Bobotie, Game Pie, Kudu Fillet, Springbok Shank, Malva Pudding. 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)28 514 2221


Mon - Fri & Sun 10am to late

Sat 3pm to late 

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This coffee shop is located at Rooiklip Nursery and proudly serves Clock Peaks Coffee (local coffee) in all its forms. They have a wonderful cake selection and other interesting dishes. 

The coffee shop has a play gym for children and serve wonderful milkshakes. Most of the seating are outside, but in cooler weather they do have seating available inside the nursery.


Address: 171 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)72 3558 165


Mon - Fri 9am to 5pm

Sat 9am to 3pm

Sun - Closed 

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The Milestone Manor (Lily's Restaurant) consists of a beautiful outside area (seating up to 52), the design of which flows seamlessly up onto a deck and into the restaurant with its two intimate dining rooms and cocktail bar. Play area for children as well.


Address: 32 Andrew Whyte St

Contact: +27 (0)63 196 2373


Mon - Sun 10am to 10pm

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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 Jorge’s Restaurant specializes in French, Portuguese and South African cuisine and now also serves traditional Oven Baked Pizzas and Light Meals.
This Restaurant is open to both guests and public from 10h30 until late evening.


Address: 91 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 11 44


Mon - Sun 10:30am until late evening.

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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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​Phone: + 27 (0) 28 514 8500

Fax: + 27 (0) 28 514 2694


Located: 49 Voortrek St, Swellendam

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