Fine Dining


Love, creativity and research stimulate our imagination and you will find all this in our offer.
We use only the Best ingredients and our aim is to cook every dish to Perfection. We want to give every guest a truly memorable dining experience, so that they will want to come back to La Sosta, time after time.

La Sosta is truly an unforgettable experience. Owned and run by Italian and South African chef couple Salvatore and Nina Branda, with Chris Mathew, Nina’s father, at front of house, La Sosta is a unique restaurant in Swellendam which combines a rich history with contemporary style, innovative food and classic service.


Address: 145 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 1470 


Tue - Sat form 6pm

Sun & Mon - Closed


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An eclectic menu featuring African meat with Asian influences is served in an intimate candlelit setting. 

We are Stephen and Marianne Altham, Chefs by nature not nurture.

We possess very well-honed talent which was gained and refined in the restaurants which we have opened and run.

We began in 1994 with the restoration and conversion of the Rheenendal Water Mill into a fully functioning restaurant known as De Molen. This bistro style of operation served us well for almost six years, when we decided to open a full-service establishment: somewhere to showcase our talents to a wider Swellendam.


Address: 192 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 3567


Tue - Sat from 6pm

Sun & Mon - Closed 

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Powell House Restaurant is owned and run by Alan and Cheryl Caw in Swellendam South Africa. Alan is Scottish and takes care of the front of house. Cheryl is South African and works her magic in the kitchen. They draw on years of restaurant experience and have a very hands-on approach.

Address: 113a Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 3243 


Mon - Sat

Breakfast: 9:00 to 14:30

Lunch: 6pm - last served |

Sun - Closed

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Famous for our baked goods, preserves, and orchards, Jan Harmsgat provides an unforgettable dining experience. Diners are sure to be pleased with choices such as the rack of lamb, grilled duck breast with an orange and apricot sauce, aged beef fillet, or our famous slow roasted lamb shank. All pastas are handmade and salad is picked fresh daily. It is often said dessert should be eaten first, for it is not to be missed. Pecan pie is a speciality made with the organically grown pecans from the farm and topped with homemade ice cream.



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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The passion and attention to detail of Chef Francois du Rand makes this a dining experience not to be missed.

Field & Fork is a Fine Dining Restaurant in Swellendam that derives its name from the culinary vision of bringing locally sourced quality produce from the field to your table.


Field & Fork is located in Swellendam’s heritage area and forms part of the Drostdy Museum. Steeped in history and oozing character, this restaurant brings you modern flare with panache. Our wines as our food, are only sourced locally from award winning wineries.

Address: 26 Swellengrebel St

Contact: +27 (0)67 418 7781


Mon - Sun from 6pm

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The Old Mill Restaurant is a welcoming restaurant, with both indoor and outdoor dining.
We attracted a premier chef from Belgium who serves now exquisite platters as a 2 or 3 course in the evening.

We at The Old Mill will make the difference to your holiday, helping you experience everything the Overberg has to offer, from good traditional South African food to sightseeing some of the Western Cape’s most popular sights.


Address: 241 Voortrek St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 2790


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

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At Roosje van de Kaap, the restaurant adds heart and soul to your stay with us. The low reed ceiling, thickly plastered walls and soft candlelight takes you back to bygone days of the 18th and 19th centuries. Setting the scene for the tastes and flavours to come. From Cape Malay cooking styles to classic French fare, the menu is inspired by the rich history of our beautiful town and region.


Address: 3 Drostdy St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 3001 



Mon - Sun from 6pm

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Rotterdam Restaurant offers a exquisite dining experience hosted by the very popular Chef Josh (Kokkedoor finalist 2014) and his beautiful French wife, Christelle.

The best news is that the restaurant is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner but prior reservation is essential.



Rotterdam Farm, Buffeljagsrivier

(12km from Swellendam)

Contact: +27 (0)82 671 3548


Mon - Sun: Breakfast, Dinner and lunce - on reservation.

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Drostdy Restaurant has the most beautiful mountain views in town, overlooking an indigenous garden, with a giant Wild Fig tree landmarking this historic 1757 heritage building. Award winning Chef and Owner, David Godin, brings his French finesse with each dish, delicious and beautiful! Having worked in many countries and top establishments, the menu reflects some of his favourite flavours. Choices for guests with special dietary requirements such as Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free diets etc. are simply delicious.


Address: 28 Swellengrebel St

Contact: +27(0)28 514 3825


Sat - Wed from 6pm 

Thu & Fri - Closed

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For a unique dinner experience, book a table at  ‘Augusta’s African Kitchen’ with its focus on pan-African cuisine. ‘Augusta’s African Kitchen’ is one of the top places to eat in Swellendam and it reflects the variation and depth of the African continent.


Address: 3 Human St

Contact: +27 (0)28 514 2425


Mon - Sun from 6pm 

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This is the in-house restaurant for Schoone Oordt Country House. The Conservatory rates as one of the best restaurants in Swellendam, playing host to intimate dinners either in their gorgeous conservatory or more privately, in the manor house’s cosy dining room.


Address: 1 Swellengrebel St

Contact:+27 (0)28 514 1248 


Mon - Sun from 6pm 

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De Vagebond might not be "fine-dining" but they are a great "date-night" option if you like big portions - 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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​Phone: + 27 (0) 28 514 8500

Fax: + 27 (0) 28 514 2694


Located: 49 Voortrek St, Swellendam

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