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Benguela Restaurant - CLOSED

24 Eiland Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 71 337 2971
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“de kelders” (18 reviews)
“jonathan” (26 reviews)
“wine” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Seafood, International, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
24 Eiland Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delightful concept the two owners have introduced to De Kelders. I would say apart from the whales this was the highlight of our trip. We ate gourmet food and interacted with very interesting people of several nationalities, what fun it was. Lynn &...More

Thank LYNN B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Benguela since it re-opened. Although the format is not one we would often choose, it worked brilliantly on Saturday night. We arrived with 2 friends to be met with a champagn cocktail with the six other diners. We all...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The way up and dnown is very difficult nut made alightly easier through recent work, still it is hard for people of a certain age. The view is lovely and the service was excellent. We started wiith a delicious seafood meze and followed it wth...More

Thank Alanmaker
Reviewed 30 December 2015

I saw this new restaurant had opened, thought I'd give it a try. I was blown away by the food, service and atmosphere and spectacular views and I will definitely be back. The menu was mouth watering. The waiter politely recommended I try the yellow...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This was before renovations - a beautiful setting with light and airy feel. The food was a good mix of traditional as well as contemporary - beautifully served. Exceptional flavors I liked the pickled fish very much. The desert table was to die for.

Thank Timsnon
Reviewed 6 April 2015

My wife and I had a great dining experience here while overnighting in Gansbaai. When we arrived (Jonathan) the owner and manager invited us in and seated us ( without a reservation ) at a table beside the picture window ( which is the entire...More

2  Thank Jcarm270
Reviewed 24 March 2015

This restaurant is very different from the others we tried. Wonderful, brilliantly presented food in very stylish surroundings. The service was friendly and fun and the whole atmosphere memorable.

1  Thank Joanna N
Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

We've just been there an hour ago. The starter, the main dish and the desert have been great! The waiter and the rest of the crew were very kind. You got a beautiful view over the ocean up to the next city, no matter I'f...More

1  Thank WeAmGroot
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Good food, restaurant has a feel of luxury, definitely worth a try. Great friendly service albeit a little bit slow side (maybe because we were so hungry it felt slower :-) )

1  Thank SueTravelLots
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Jonathan knows how to treat his customers. The title says it all. Good wine @ a reasonable price also.

1  Thank Ted H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
7:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Eiland Street | De Kelders, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Gansbaai
  • Phone Number: +27 71 337 2971
  • E-mail
Benguela Reopened on 15 September 2017. Jonathan & Handre look forward to welcome you to enjoy predinner drinks followed by a six course dinner at the Benguela Community Table served in their opulent private dining room. The menu changes daily and is complimented with local wines and brandy.
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