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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” (12 reviews)
“malva pudding” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
132 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We regularly dine here and all ways happy. They have generous portions and affordable quality meals...staff always friendly...

Thank Sid V
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Great food... You cant go wrong with their menu... You can order anything and you will not be disappointed. Also the only plase in town serving a variety of cocktials. Great service!

Thank Maret S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We waited 2 hours for our food on a very special celebration evening when we had a reserved table! The food was good when it came, but the wait just too long

Thank Johan_Andice
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Food wasn't bad but the service wasn't great at all. They took extremely long. We waited an hour for our food. They also forgot to put background music on which made the place extremely quiet and we could hear everything the other people were talking....More

Thank 381sascham
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Passed through Swellendam and had supper. Portion were generous. And the vegetarian lasagne was really good.

Thank Tamaravanzyl
Reviewed 15 July 2017 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 12 July 2017 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 9 July 2017 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 4 July 2017

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
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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
USD 4 - USD 17
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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