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The Dung Beetle Bar at Barrydale Backpackers

$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Grill, Pub
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4 Tennant Road, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
+27 28 572 1053
09:00 - 23:30
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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

You have to pop in for a drink.. or 5!! Such a friendly place, loved the locals, loved the Dung Beetle Shooter! The only thing I regretted was the hangover the day after. Service was awesome and we had such fun with the locals. if you are staying in Barrydale you HAVE to pop passed for a Dung Beetle shooter!!

Thank TravellingwithBuddha
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the staff and the drinks. Made you feel at home and like you've known them for ages!!! Take along your swimming gear and enjoy the pool on the hot summers day.

Thank AnkeSmit
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Wonderful stop for a quick bite and a drink. Food is good...the baskets are simply the best for a quick meal, or something to nibble on while you chat. Good food,,,good vibe

1 Thank Dee J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

What an awesome experience we had at The Dung Beetle Bar. The hospitality we received was 5*. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Barrydale.

Thank Petrus V
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Dung Beetle during our Route 62 trip and was treated like royalty by Lance and his wife. Food was great and drink kept flowing.....they absolutely went out of their way for us. One of the best places I have stayed at. The vibe is awesome.

1 Thank Wanda F
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hospitality great! food and beveradges good, nice atmosphere. accommodation acceptable. staff friendly and very helpful

Thank nakkiez
Barrydale, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

New restaurant open! Good food at reasonable prices. Under New Management. Simply good homemade food. They have braai nights on Saturdays and Mac n cheese on Tuesdays. Burgers, fish n chips and schnitzels are on the menu all week and serve breakfast and lunch too.

Thank Jen S
East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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265 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Stopped at The Dung Beetle on the way through Barrydale but it was closed and it looked permanent. Nobody on the premises no signs other than the closed sign.

Thank John W R
Karen B, Owner at The Dung Beetle Bar at Barrydale Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi John I apologise for the inconvenience, and for missing you! My husband Mark and I have both had severe health issues over the last two years. In January Mark was rushed to hospital for a bi-femoral bypass, and as you can imagine, the business took a back seat. We are fully open again now though, with Mark's cousin Lance... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Very nice place just outside of town. Awesome bar, amazing bunk beds, nice chill area Just bring mosquito repellent, those bastards are the size of overweight vampire bats

Thank Andre M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I've been here a few times and would definitely go again. I had a homemade burger and chips that was delicious! I would recommend having a double thick milkshake....

Thank Corrie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Grill, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Tennant Road, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Barrydale
  • Phone Number: +27 28 572 1053
Relaxed, friendly atmosphere, simple delicious food. Mostly outdoor seating, on the lawn, near the pool or on the stoep. Pub with dart board, pool table, great music, flat screen TV for sports, beer on tap, and a range of wine, ciders, coolers and spirits. Meet interesting people and have fun!

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