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African Shades in Swellendam

African Shades

Swellendam Light Meals restaurant in Swellendam

Enjoy great food and company in the outside dining area surrounded by beautiful gardens or in front of a roaring fireplace in Winter. African Shades combines unfussy, uncomplicated cuisine with a touch of elegance and relaxed style. Omelettes, delectable pastas, typically South African cinnamon sugar pancakes, home-made wraps and trammezini sarmies are but a few of the filling comforting meals diners can enjoy. A well-stocked bar rounds off a great dining experience.

Agulhas Country Lodge Restaurant in Agulhas

Agulhas Country Lodge Restaurant

Agulhas Country restaurant in Agulhas

Agulhas Country Lodge has a romantic and dramatic interior which enhances the cosy and intimate atmosphere. Fires blazing in winter to add to the romantic atmosphere. The four-course set menu changes but expect traditional South African cuisine with a twist and country style dinners. The wine list features wine from the southernmost regions in the country, such as Elin and Bredasdorp. Fresh fish and seafood from the nearby harbour in Struisbaai are a speciality and the restaurant aims to serve delicious, honest and local fair, prepared with the freshest ingredients.

Anya's Mum Café in Hermanus

Anya's Mum Café

Hermanus Coffee Shop restaurant in Hermanus

Anya’s Mum is tucked away on a narrow street in Hermanus. If not for the brightly coloured building one might not notice it, but once inside you are enveloped by the homely coffee shop style and aroma of freshly baked and prepared foods. This mother and daughter team have been running for a few years and just seem to add that family feel to their establishment. One of the things they agree on is that they are serious about coffee. Pop in for a home-made breakfast – hot, hot, hot and extremely fresh – and your daily dose of caffeine. Cut into a fresh quiche for lunch! The menu changes daily and is filled with the spontaneous creations of this duo. They offer occasional dinners and specials are regularly offered, such as pizza night or set menu dishes. The back garden is a great place to hide from the outside world on a hot day. Truly a lovely setting and atmosphere! Trading hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. The establishment only accepts cash payments.

Bella Luna Restaurant in Struisbaai

Bella Luna Restaurant

Struisbaai Italian restaurant in Struisbaai

Perched along the beachfront, Bella Luna makes the ideal spot for lazy breakfasts, lingering lunches and romantic dinners soothed by roaring ocean and starlit African sky. The mouthwatering menu caters for all palates, from hearty breakfasts to delicious pizzas and tantalizing dinner menu. Sundowners can be enjoyed alongside colourful cocktails watching the trailing sun set over the ocean or a bottle of wine on the terrace.

Benguela Restaurant in De Kelders

Benguela Restaurant

De Kelders Fusion restaurant in De Kelders

Benguela Restaurant is a fine dining experience in De Kelders, Gansbaai. The meals are prepared to perfection with presentation that can rival some of the top restaurants around. The service is friendly and professional and enhances a relaxed feel to the restaurant. Beguela offers local wines to pair with your meal. The menu has superb options but it is said that Beguela is famous for its fresh fish dishes and the fillet with camembert and fig. Exotic twists are added with dishes such as the Thai fish cake starter. Here service and quality is not compromised in any way and personal service takes this upmarket dining experience to another level; arrange for a chef to come to your house and cook for you or be picked up from your lodgings free of charge. Exquisite food, professional service and personal touches make this the dining experience, not only in Gansbaai but in the Western Province. Please call for further information.

Bientang's Cave in Hermanus

Bientang's Cave

Hermanus South African restaurant in Hermanus

One of the most exciting and unusual restaurant in the world, Bientang’s Cave is a more than just a dining experience.Located in one of the most stunning Marine Reserves on the coast of the Western Cape and a mere 10 metres from the water’s edge, this unique restaurant is in a prime spot for watching whales play in the ocean as you dine on the finest seafood.Between May and December every year, Southern Right whales visit the shores of the Western Cape and Bientang’s Cave is perfectly placed to be able to see these magnificent creatures as you sit on the deck and sample from the fantastic menu and the extensive, award-winning wine list.

Blue Gum Restaurant in Stanford

Blue Gum Restaurant

Stanford Continental restaurant in Stanford

The food at Blue Gum Restaurant is classic and simple, yet exciting, emphasizing the basics. Wholesome, fresh ingredients and produce and quality sauces and stocks. Blue Gum creates food that looks exceptional and tastes amazing. The chef and the staff always strive to make meals memorable. Excellent cuisine, discreet service and pleasant atmosphere are top most priorities. Wines that both compliment the food and excite the taste buds are recommended with every meal, thus allowing visitors to explore and discover more about South African wines. Blue Gum has an imaginative cellar of great South African wines and concentrates especially on wines of the surrounding Stanford and Hermanus areas.

B's Steakhouse in Hermanus

B's Steakhouse

Hermanus Steakhouse restaurant in Hermanus

With a motto like “Life’s too short for bad food.” B’s Steak House in the seaside town of Hermanus certainly lives up to its claim. B’s has won and been runners up for the Steak House of the Year Award (1999, 2000 and 2001). So, what to expect? Steak prepared to perfection. The relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant has a ‘Sante Fe’ feel with its orange and blue colour scheme which is enhanced by the solid wooden furnishings and airy double volume ceiling. The loft area creates a relaxed post pudding space for guests to linger a little longer and indulge in a good brandy and a Cuban cigar. And then there’s the steak. With a descriptive chart to guide on preference of preparation, one can be guaranteed that B’s will go to great lengths provide its patrons with steak as they like it. Firm menu favourites include the Chateaubriand and Carpetbagger. Not only does B’s offer the very best steaks, but as an essential compliment to any steak meal, its wine list is also award winning (Diners Club award). Visitors also do not have to go home empty handed. Meat products such as steak, wors and biltong as well as a range of sauces can now be purchased from the restaurant’s new butchery counter.

Caledon's Crane Restaurant in Caledon

Caledon's Crane Restaurant

Caledon South African restaurant in Caledon

This restaurant serves up traditional cuisine and offers breathtaking mountain views. Guests can eat in- or outdoors on the balcony. The restaurant offers a large and provocative range of dishes as well as a high standard of service. Enjoy an English-style buffet breakfasts, traditional dinner buffets or any dish off the a la carte menu. Traditional Sunday lunches are also served buffet style and the flavours and tastes true to home can be enjoyed here.

Ciro's in Gansbaai

Ciro's

Gansbaai Grills restaurant in Gansbaai

Ciro’s has been around for over a decade and is still one of the most popular restaurants in Gansbaai. The flavourful food and efficient service has guaranteed that Ciro’s will always be a great dining experience. Fresh line fish from the harbour of Gansbaai, precisely cooked seafood dishes and the best South African meat are what is to be expected at this cosy fisherman’s cottage. For true South African hospitality and cuisine, Ciro’s can’t be beaten. The hosts, Piet and Bettie Smuts, are passionate about Ciro’s and the well-being of their guests. They also provide a transport service to and from your lodgings – how is that for personal service? Hours: Lunch - 12 noon to 2 pm, Monday to Saturday; Dinner - 6 pm to late, Monday to Saturday. Please call for further information and bookings.

Clarke of The Karoo in Barrydale

Clarke of The Karoo

Barrydale South African restaurant in Barrydale

Set in the poster town of Barrydale guided by a landmark wind pump, Clarke of The Karoo seduces the palate with traditional Karoo cuisine infused with Mediterranean twists. Dishes spill off the menu boasting delights such as Karoo oysters, Cape Malay bobotie, legendary Karoo Lamb curry served with papadoms and a vast array of sambals, Whitebait and roasted vegetable bruchetta served with balsamic reduction. Speciality sandwiches and homemade burgers available on the menu with pan-seared Yellowfin Tuna a specialty request when available. Enjoy fresh organic salads, traditional dishes, and a warm inviting ambiance. Winter invites log fires and homemade soups at this favourite stopover on Route 62.

EAT in Hermanus

EAT

Hermanus Cosmopolitan restaurant in Hermanus

EAT restaurant is located in the tranquil Hemel – en- Aarde Valley of Hermanus. Living up to its name, this eatery encourages, if not demands that patrons do just that: EAT. Guests can choose to be seated indoors or enjoy sit back and soak in the spectacular views from the restaurant’s courtyard. Either way the atmosphere of the restaurant has upmarket and relaxed. EAT’s contemporary menu has a variety of items to suit every appetite. Try the Sweetcorn fritters as comfort food. While those with a more demanding palate will appreciate the Pear, Blue Cheese and Caramelised Cashew Nuts as an appetizer. End with a delectable dessert of Deep Fried Ice-cream with caramelised berries. The mains on offer caters for the not so hungry in the form of snack baskets, while the carnivores will certainly tuck into the Rib Eye or Rump steak selection without being asked twice. The restaurant offers some great entertainment in the summer months. EAT offers a relaxed setting that is wheelchair friendly.

Heaven in Hermanus

Heaven

Hermanus Mediterranean restaurant in Hermanus

A restaurant called Heaven. Perched with a panoramic view of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, one will certainly feel as if one is in heaven, and with the culinary delights on offer, one will have a taste of heaven too. The atmosphere and tranquil mood of the place it dominated by the stunning views of the valley. Guests will undoubtedly find themselves asking to be seated on the balcony with a glass of wine where one can just sit in awe of the surrounding beauty. Heaven offers the best of fine food. The menu has a Mediterranean feel with a choice of breads that are baked daily. Steak lovers will fret over choices like the French with Camembert and black cherries; Italian with caramelized onions, buffalo mozzarella and pesto or Greek with caramelised onions, feta cheese and roasted tomatoes. The Pavlova and refreshing melon and ginger sorbets come highly recommended for those who can’t live without pudding. Heaven’s menu changes every two weeks to ensure the inclusion of locally produced ingredients. Heaven also hosts private functions.

La Pentola in Hermanus

La Pentola

Hermanus Fusion restaurant in Hermanus

La Pentola opened in middle 2012 in a hideaway position in Hermanus overlooking the ocean and mountainous backdrop. The highest quality fusion dishes rival with the beautiful setting and delivers a top class and relaxing environment for its guests. The cuisine is a medley French, Italian and Mediterranean aromas mixed with the freshest seasonal produce in the area. Quality is not compromised at La Pentola and the preparation time relies solely on the dish-perfection time. The service is professional yet friendly and a welcomed guest will never want for anything. The chef is very passionate about La Pentola and this is evident in all the fine touches that have been added and tweaked to give his guests the best culinary experience he can offer. There is even a small selection of meals for the kids. Open: Lunch and dinner, from Tuesday to Sunday.

La Sosta's Trattoria in Swellendam

La Sosta's Trattoria

Swellendam Fusion restaurant in Swellendam

La Sosta's delightful menu features a selection of typical Italian dishes, such as pasta - ravioli, gnocchi, lasagne, all of which are home-made - but it also incorporates a fusion of new tastes, thanks to the selection of local game, such as kudu, springbok, ostrich. Cristiana and Gianni Minori offer great service and one more reason to spend a night in Swellendam. A few cosy tables are attentively attended to. Each day Cristiana and her staff experiment and create new recipes, paying particular attention to the seasoning and territoriality of the ingredients. In the cooler evenings the fireplace ensures a glowing light and warmth that make the atmosphere truly special, while summer dinners in the garden, appreciating the pleasures of the table and tasting good wine, make an unforgettable experience.

 

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