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Bientang's Cave

In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 3454
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (57 reviews)
“calamari” (41 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect spot for sundowners (we call it happy hour in Australia). Unique location and great service.

Thank Kez1955_12
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent a great afternoon at Bientang's. Our waiter was very friendly and showed us the actual cave too. Food was decent. But the real star is the setting.

Thank lnoussis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in Hermanus the Bientang's Cave restaurant is a must do. Unique location in this area set in the cliff wall with a great view of the bay for whale watching - which we were lucky enough to see some breaching! Food was lovely...More

Thank LandieLife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading a few reviews was expecting a terrible experience. The setting is amazing we sat next to the wall with waves crashing. The kids ran along the rocks (with supervision). The food was very good, and they dealt with some silly child driven demands....More

Thank Warren M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent most of the day right next to the ocean at Bientangs Cave, with all the little puddles, crabs and sea life as playground. The view was absolutely amazing!! The food was really great and there is a choice between really affordable or really...More

Thank TanyaGroen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from Bientang is amazing and probably the closest you will get to a restaurant on the sea in Hermanus. You do pay for the view. The food is very pricey for what you get and I was slightly disappointed. Staff was friendly and...More

Thank RenaChristo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to celebrate our youngest son's 17th birthday and found a table on the rocks. Browsing the winelist was quite shocking. The wine is at least 3 times the price we pay elsewhere. We option for coffee to start with, which was good. We...More

Thank Roland G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A restaurant almost on the water. Th atmosphere is wonderful and the views stunning. We were told that all tables were reserved so we could not get seated until someone left, only to find walk-in customers being seated at the very same tables. The cocktails...More

Thank Aarti S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch, and had their delicious burgers! What a treat!! The place is stunning!! We had been told by friends that one can see whales from there, but we were not lucky on that day. It was beautiful nonetheless, and we...More

Thank SarahG12321
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great setting and what lovely staff. Loved sitting out in the sun watching birds and waves. The tide was coming in and so we the pleasure of waves smashing against the rocks. Food was bland and rather mediocre- try and order the safer...More

Thank TouchLightly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 3454
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This International award winning destination venue is the most unique restaurant setting in the world. Created out of an authentic, cave previously inhabited by a Koi Strandloper of the same name, the restaurant spills out onto the oceans rocks of Walker Bay in Hermanus, where Whale Watching is the preferred local pass-time. The rustic charm and natural ambiance of the cave and it's surroundings is a delight to all our patrons with many returning year after year to sample the delights of Bientang's Cave. With an abundance of sea and bird life as well as Dassies for company, this exquisite setting is heightened by the freshest seafood and an award winning wine list (Diners Club Diamond Award 2010 to 2013).And, should you be a non-seafood(ie), we offer meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes to satisfy any palate. We are also able to accommodate food allergies and special dietary requirements if pre-informed.Reservations are always advised as our location, quality of food and ambiance attract visitors from across the globe throughout the year... However, should you be passing and the aroma's drag you down our stairs, we do have a cocktail/ oyster bar where guests may enjoy a drink whilst waiting for a table.Bientang's Cave is open daily Lunch: 11:30am to 4 pm.Dinners by prior arrangement. Please note Bientang's Cave prides itself in offering large group functions, corporate events, weddings and other functions.
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