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De Vagebond Restaurant

132 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 2221
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pecan pie” (3 reviews)
“lamb shank” (9 reviews)
“malva pudding” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
132 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 237 reviews

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Nice restaurant with good atmosphere. We loved the welcome boma fire in front. Waiter was very very friendly and made great suggestions for food and beer.

Thank sxp3955
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Good food and fortunately open on a Sunday.If you come through Swellendam on a Sunday, make sure you book at De Vagebond, it was full. They have craft beer, which was a welcome bonus. Burgers were tasty and our waiter was friendly & attentive.

Thank 978robertv
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Great variety and well priced. Friendly service throughout, with the manager happily involved in making sure everyone receives their drinks and meals. They are not shy with the amount of food they serve per plate. We were lucky to get a seat as we hadn't...More

Thank cherenej2016
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived without a booking and were told that there me an hour and a half wait for food. We decided to take the gamble and it definitely paid off. Starters were out quite fast and mains followed not too long after. All meals were...More

Thank Ruth A
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Went here on recommendation of B&B. They were very accomdaring considering we didn't have a reservation. Portion sizes were huge so we ordered 2 starters and 1 main to share. It was more than enough.

Thank Cliobar11
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and service. The best lamb shank and chicken corden bleu ever. 5 stars thanks so much highly recommended x

Thank jobofly1
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Swellendam for 1 night. Looked for a place to eat and found De Vagebond. We are glad we did! Amazing food... massive portions (we wish we hadn’t ordered a starter) good prices and a very good wine list! Well worth visiting...More

Thank mikedeans
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What a let down. if you dont mind paying for quantity and bugger the quality this is the place for you. I should have ordered a taxi and not the Kingklip. The fish was overwhelmed by an awful green substance on top. The crushed (sic)...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Food was good. I had a vegetable pasta an d Lars had ostrich steak with berry sauce, medium rare. Some reviews say it takes a long time for they to place an order and a long wait for food to arrive. We didn't have that...More

Thank hsieh J
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast and was very impressed with the food, service and ambiance. They were even willing to let us order food that was not on the menu. Good value for money, we can recommend this restaurant for people traveling or staying in Swellendam.

Thank JP S
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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, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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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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