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De Vagebond Restaurant

132 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
+27 28 514 2221
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pecan pie” (3 reviews)
“bobotie” (12 reviews)
“lamb shank” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
132 Voortrek Street, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Swellendam for 1 night. Looked for a place to eat and found De Vagebond. We are glad we did! Amazing food... massive portions (we wish we hadn’t ordered a starter) good prices and a very good wine list! Well worth visiting...More

Thank mikedeans
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

What a let down. if you dont mind paying for quantity and bugger the quality this is the place for you. I should have ordered a taxi and not the Kingklip. The fish was overwhelmed by an awful green substance on top. The crushed (sic)...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Food was good. I had a vegetable pasta an d Lars had ostrich steak with berry sauce, medium rare. Some reviews say it takes a long time for they to place an order and a long wait for food to arrive. We didn't have that...More

Thank hsieh J
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast and was very impressed with the food, service and ambiance. They were even willing to let us order food that was not on the menu. Good value for money, we can recommend this restaurant for people traveling or staying in Swellendam.

Thank JP S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

There was a warm welcome with the fireplace on the terrace. Delicious meals but they are quite big but nice.

Thank Simone P
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We had the Chicken Cordon Bleu and Steak Pasta, and Affogato for dessert - very nice and huge portions. Great wine list and very good, friendly service. Great atmosphere too. And they were able to accommodate us without a booking after we were turned away...More

Thank Ilana U
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We went here based on the guesthouse recommendation. Pleasant suppose - excellent service and fast , very nice food and wine and very decent price

Thank razc2014
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We had very good boboties and an exellent malva pudding desert. The service was very pleasant. We recomment this restaurant to anyone looking for a good restaurant in Swellendam. (and not only on a Sunday).

Thank EllenVosW
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We called in for lunch and ordered chicken burger and chips. The "chicken breast" was deep fried, which soaked nicely into the bun to make it a greasy mush. Soft chips. Sauces were what my wife described as "gloopy". Waiter fawning to the point of...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

If you could not find any restaurant open in Sunday night this restaurant is your choice because they will be open for sure every one love it the adult and the kids

Thank Fatma_Qat
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5 December 2016|
Response from devagebondrestaurant | Property representative |
Good day. No we are not open, sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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