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Koornlands Restaurant

192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 3567
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

What a find. Koornlands provided us with a fantastic dining experience. Its a lovely place with friendly staff. Drinks were provided quickly and then food orders taken. Service was a little slow but the quality of our food more than made up for the wait...More

2  Thank storm76
Reviewed 15 March 2017

What a superb meal we had here with warthog starters , venison mains and a delightful pudding all served with superb Cape wines . This for a price most Europeans would find unbelievable . Yes only £25 a head including service !!!

2  Thank nkburne2016
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Loved the staff and had a great time while enjoying the sincere and real food. Good wine list, definitely worth a visit if you are around in Swellendam

2  Thank Bart_deJ
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had a wonderful dinner at Koornlands outside at the veranda. Service was really fantastic and also the food was great. Warthog bitterballen, Kudu carpaccio, Ostrich filet and Malva pudding as desert. Can really recommend it.

2  Thank Ricardo00771
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had a very enjoyable evening here at the end of last month. The menu was varied and very interesting - my husband and our dining companions (met that evening!) enjoyed their chicken curry which was beautifully presented. I had kudu and our other new...More

1  Thank TillyT1
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Had a lovely meal at this restaurant on 5 March 2017. Service was efficient and friendly, the food was first class. Very relaxed atmosphere and we enjoyed some healthy banter with the team. A memorable night out.

1  Thank catchingm
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Perhaps we were spoilt in Cape Town and Franschoek, but very disappointed with the service tonight and found the restaurant lacking in any sort of ambiance. Food was good, which was the saving grace, but a meal out, especially on holiday, should be about more...More

Thank BarryJG
koornlands, Owner at Koornlands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

As ye sow so shall ye reap , The law of Karma is Inexorable.

Reviewed 26 February 2017

Fortunately, our host had booked us a table at Koornlands for our evening meal in Swellendam. The menu is refreshingly different and the service was excellent. All in all, a most pleasant experience.

1  Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Excellent and interesting meal, including crocodile and kudu! Wonderful steak! Our birthday celebration was also provided with a cake! Lovely staff.

1  Thank Tim F
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Very disappointing.Hoped because it was relatively expensive it would be good.However small portions ( no weights given on menu - unusual for South Africa) and slow poor service.Arrogance on menu should have been a give away - no alterations we know best.

Thank IanGillyJarvis
koornlands, Owner at Koornlands Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Koornlands is several hundred km from Capetown.Confused.

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14 August 2016|
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 192 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Swellendam
  • Phone Number: +27 28 514 3567
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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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