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Very interesting restaurant for coffee and light meals

I have visited this restaurant a number of times It is a very interesting venue and the food is... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa

What an interesting concept for arts and crafts exhibitors. Just loved the feel and look, with all... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
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“old jail”(13 reviews)
Historic jail from 1838 gives a unique setting in a small town in South Africa. Sit outside under the avo trees and enjoy the historic landscape, crafts, art, antiques and gifts on display. Don't forget to try the (inter)nationally renowned carrot...more
2 Meurant Street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
+27 84 777 7276
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in guest house across the road from old jail. Being bored for work I took a stroll through to see what it's like. Very nice but would have liked more information on the prison itself. Where wat was etc etc. Cells packed full...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yolandac280
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I have visited this restaurant a number of times It is a very interesting venue and the food is excellent. The service is very good and very friendly.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 546james
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had the misfortune of not checking our combined bill of food (which was good) ordered & 6 plants (special at 50% off) we bought.Once back in Stibaai we noticed that we were overcharged by R62-50. The overcharge was R15-00 for Tea we cancelled before...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank E3990HBdaniel
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Old jail selling crafts. Food is very tasty and most amazing carrot cake. Great spot under the avo trees in summer or next to fireplace in winter!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

What an interesting concept for arts and crafts exhibitors. Just loved the feel and look, with all the antiques, definetely a must see

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Jeanielr
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the Old Jail in Riversdale. This is an amazing historic building built in 1838. It was originally a Trading Post, but turned into a jail in 1860. Today it's a fine tourist attraction with local crafts, antiques, plants and yummy dining. There is even...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank DavidDevo
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Old Jail building has been converted into a coffee shop/antique/art/second-hand books and bits venue. Take a leisurely stroll through the different cells for art, clothes, books and more. Some people have had trouble locating the gallows, but you can find it easily when you...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Marthav938
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a leisure lunch and walk about the numerous stalls..even saw trinkets and old treasure pieces

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Mike0072014
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Worth the visit. Steeped in history, and a real hangman's gallow. Cells still in same conditions. Makes you sympathise with the last, and have some chilling reminders that crime does not pay. Lovely little shops and nursery, tea garden and plenty of super books to...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Susan S
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The old jail combines a museum with an antique market where most items are for sale. The building itself in good condition and well preserved. The history so comes alive and there's many interesting items on display, meaning there's something for everyone. Going in just...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Stanley466
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