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Koornlands Restaurant

192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 82 430 8188
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a small establishment with wonderful food and environment. We ordered the springbok and the kudu. They were well presented. Do call ahead before heading there. Service might be slow so be patient and enjoy the 🎶

1  Thank Beatitudesooi
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Koornlands was recommended by our B&B. Nice ambiance with a good choice of local dishes. We started with a tomato and vegetable soup and a Kudu carpaccio, both very tasty. As main course we chose Springbock and Ostrich fillet. Both were cooked medium-rare and were...More

2  Thank MBOkle
Reviewed 29 March 2018

A lovely welcoming restaurant with a varied menu but unfortunately with gluten free restrictions. We chose springbok which was delicious and well presented accompanied by a delicious bottle of Robertson Chenin Blanc. Service was attentive and efficient.

1  Thank Sue A
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We have dined many times at this outstanding restaurant, our four course menu gourmond was amazing!! Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Lovely staff and great chefs.

1  Thank Schalk_van_Wyk
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We had a memorable experience, a nine course with paired vintage wines. Wines feom 1973-1981. Kanonkop-De Westhof Finished with KWV Muscadel Lobster & Caviar - Seared Scallops-Grilled Springbok with truffles CHEFS at the Top of their game!! Fantastic Staff Well Done and Thank you for...More

1  Thank RestaurantsToVisit
Reviewed 25 March 2018

After 3 visits to Swellendam (2014, 2015, 2018) we can definitely say that this is by far the best restaurant in town at the moment. We went there two times on a 3-day visit and Jacquline, the waitress, went out of here way. If you...More

1  Thank Apaskolemenos
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Our first night in Swellendam (1st March) and Koornlands was recommended by our B & B. The room we were seated in was quite small and a bit airless (needed aircon) but the menu looked interesting. As mains we chose Springbok and Kudu both cooked...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Having read some very good reviews we decided to book this restaurant for dinner on Saturday 17 February. The meal was extremely disappointing and fell well below our expectations. This was our first visit to South Africa and the most disappointing meal.. The food was...More

1  Thank Karina11015
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely welcoming staff and very tasty food. The ostriches ch with hummus was excellent and the Malay curry.

Thank JaniLondon
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The setting inside was warm and friendly . A little too windy for outside. My ostrich steak was well grilled and presented in a bed of cous cous; my partners chicken curry 'yummy'

2  Thank Leonard S
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Response from Prof. Elain V | Reviewed this property |
I have spoken to the management of Koornlands and this is the answer: Koornlands ALWAYS do have a Christmas theme with 4 or 5 course menus on Christmas eve and on Christmas EVENING the 25th. As this is extremely popular... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 82 430 8188
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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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