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Our Neighborhood

To Eat

Explore all things tasty and delicious, with these lovely restaurant spots.



Famous for their thin based pizzas and variety of pasta dishes, Woodpecker restaurant offers a relaxed dining experience. A great idea for a family outing.

Under the Oaks Market

A country craft market celebrating all things local. Enjoy live music by local artists while strolling through the stalls and explore all things locally made: breads, bakes, arts and crafts, locally produced beer, gifts and fresh organic produce. Plenty of seating under the oak trees and a play area & activities for kids.


The Italian way of saying baker’s dozen. Back then bakers would illustrate their honesty by giving customers 13 loaves instead of 12. And yes, Tredici is more than what you would expect. Here you’ll find homely artisan baking with fresh and local produce. Chic french and warm italian interior creates the perfect backdrop for you to enjoy delicious homemade dishes and freshly baked handmade delicacies.


Traditional and international cuisine with a local twist. Treat yourself to a homemade burger, pizza or traditional South African dish and enjoy their very own craft gin or a local craft beer. Old oaks set the scene for a perfect night out.

Leisure Home Kitchen

Leisure Home Kitchen is Aan de Eike Guesthouse’s inhouse restaurant. Their filled pancakes and homemade beef burgers are a fan favorite. Situated on the main tourist road, Leisure Home Kitchen is close to shops, restaurants and other local attractions. The perfect spot for all your breakfast and lunch needs and their leisure facilities include a travel desk, free Wi-Fi and spacious seating areas.

La Belle Alliance

Situated on the main road between the Drostdy Museum and the Dutch Reformed Church, on the banks of the Koornlands River, you’ll find this lovely spot. Enjoy your lunch on the garden terrace surrounded by a canopy of white stinkwood trees. The restaurant is child and dog friendly and the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxed breakfast or lunch.



Skoonwinkel is a lovely coffee bar and deli in Swellendam. With delicious breakfast and lunch options that will not disappoint. And be sure to have a look at their selection of gifts.

Grace & Merci

A charming restaurant that offers something different. Grace + Merci pride themselves on keeping their food fresh, local and seasonal. The homey decor and peaceful atmosphere makes you feel relaxed. Stop by for a delicious meal and some browsing in their onsite gift shop.

De Vagebond

De Vagebond is also better known as an ostrich steakhouse. Even for the non ostrich-lover, there are more than enough options to choose from. Hearty and warm meals make for an unforgettable experience.

Fine Dining

La Sosta

Owned and run by Italian and South African chef couple Salvatore and Nina Branda, with Chris Mathew, Nina’s father, at front of house, La Sosta is a unique restaurant in Swellendam which combines a rich history with contemporary style, innovative food and classic service. Reservations can be made here.

Field & Fork

Field & Fork is located in Swellendam’s heritage area that forms part of the Drostdy Museum. The owner, Francois du Randt, has created a feel-at-home space while enjoying locally produced wine from Olivedale wines and most memorable dinner. You can make an online reservation here.

Coffee Shops


Skoonwinkel is a lovely coffee bar and deli in Swellendam. With delicious breakfast and lunch options that will not disappoint. And be sure to have a look at there variety of gifts.

Clockpeaks Coffee Roastery

Clockpeaks Coffee Roastery was established in 2015 by Bert and Minnie Pienaar. They are artisan roasters that use the finest to grade coffee beans from around the world. You can taste the coffee at their roast lab premises, situated in the industrial area of Swellendam.

Country Deli at Sipiershuis

Fresh artisan bread, fresh flowers and freshly ground coffee, you can find it all at Country Deli. When going for a morning stroll around 09:00 in the morning you will be just in time for a warm croissant coming out of the oven. They are also dog friendly with a water station for your furry friend.

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Aan de Oever

Located on the banks of the Koornlands river, at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains, Aan de Oever welcomes you.

Aan de Eike

Situated on the main tourist road, close to the Drostdy museum, historic sites, shops, hiking and cycling routes.

Aan de Heuvel

Aan de Heuvel has three exquisite double en-suite cottages boasting stunning views of the Langeberg Mountains.