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De Vagebond Restaurant

132 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 2221
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pecan pie” (3 reviews)
“bobotie” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
132 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last night, won't recommend them to anyone. From the get go the restaurant had a funny smell. When the food arrived my husbands was a plate full of old oil boms and my giant mushroom was delish but everything under it tasted like nothing....More

Thank Charmaine V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue, great staff, great food. Upon arrival we were greeted by very friendly and efficient staff. Our waiter has a great sense of humor and we enjoyed every moment. We will return any day.

Thank HeinGC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here a Sunday afternoon and to our surprise the service we got was great.The food was very good,this is the type of service you'd expect in a big city restaurant nice going.

Thank Naz R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yummy! They were also very flexible in changing a meat pasta to a vege option for me :) The service was good and really quick, just what I needed after a long day.

Thank caitmais
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Visited without a booking and we were quickly found a table (to be fair it was out of season). Food was excellent though the portions are massive - you are warned! We could have shared a starter and still been full. Nice bottle of local...More

Thank Chuffer81A
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Came across this gem while strolling around the lovely laid back Swellendam on a cozy March evening. The billboard with the restaurant name caught our attention and hence thought of going in and checking out the place and the menu. The space was welcoming and...More

Thank Chikku J
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome experience. After dinner realized i had the incorrect credit card. Hannes had to trust me to come and pat the nect day. I would have however preffered to pay with Diners.

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We visited De Vagebond a few years ago and was not impressed. Tonight we were tired and hungry and since it was only 5.30, our choices were limited. We thought of going to The old goal, but it was closed. I wanted to go to...More

Thank Patrys31
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I eat a good ribeye but my wife had an oistrich that was too tough. The servant was not so attent. Not a place to come back

Thank Ruud P
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Tough rump steak replaced with poorly cooked flaccid, flavourless fillet at waitron's recommendation and my expense. Would not have minded if it has a teeny bit of taste. Is it too much to expect a sealed properly cooked steak at R195.00 Steak accompanied by bland...More

Thank Smiler023
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5 December 2016|
Response from devagebondrestaurant | Property representative |
Good day. No we are not open, sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 17
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 2221
  • E-mail
Under New ownership since 1 December 2010, it became 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.
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