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De Vagebond Restaurant

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132 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 2221
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My son sat by mistake on the spikes placed on the low wall of the restaurant and asked the manager for a plaster and perhaps some disinfectant. His first words: he is not responsible as he is renting the place, also I should look better after my son. He then walked away. I have a message for this uptight individual:... More 

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2 Thank Troyounce
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

De Vagabond in Swellendam can accommodate special dietary requirements. Request for Vegan option on the menu.

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Thank Gerhard L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Brilliant - chilled, relaxed, lovely environment full of laughter and great food. Authentically South African, authentically western cape! We loved it.

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1 Thank Gavin T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant with a very attentive manager and we had a very special waiter named April. The food is excellent, tasty big portions and the personal attention and care was exceptional. I do recommend De Vagebond highly whenever eating in Swellendam.

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Hilton, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed immediately & sat outside with a lovely atmosphere even the manager was seen outside serving patrons. Highly recommended!

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1 Thank HlgV
Grahamstown, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Driving around one night we spied his restaurant and decided to take a change. Sitting close to the brazer in the cool evening air, we made our choices and waited to see what the food was like. Well we really were not disappointed. Between us we had the bobotie, soup and a delicious salad. Fair prices.

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Langebaan, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We love this restaurant were you can sit outside and enjoy the beautiful town and mountains, bonfire included. The food is well prepared, beautifully presented and yummy. Good service and relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank Emmerentia N
Howick, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Nice venue with inside and outside seating options. Portions are quite big. Service ok but could improve. Prices are a little on the high side for what they offer.

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Venue is nice, especially indoors. Had the curry and the lasagna. Both not bad but also not very tasty.

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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is the second time we have eaten here and were again not disappointed. Portions were very large and tasty. You can either sit inside which is more formal or the relaxed outside area. Will be back to Vagebond when staying over in Swellendam.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 17
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, 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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?