West Coast & Swartland restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Langebaan

Die Strandloper

The West Coast life exemplified – a 10-course fish and seafood braai right on the beach. There’s also freshly made bread, bottomless moerkoffie (freshly ground coffee) and a local crooner who wanders the tables stru…
Top Choice Fusion in Citrusdal


It doesn't look much from the road, but this farm stall at the top of Piekenierskloof Pass serves some delightful cuisine. The imaginative dishes include green-pea falafel and saffron crème brûlée. It's a stop on th…
Top Choice Seafood in Lambert’s Bay


This open-air restaurant offers a multicourse seafood buffet featuring traditional stews, salads and a range of smoked, baked and braaied fish. Allow three hours to dine. It's 4km south of town on the Elands Bay roa…
Top Choice International in Clanwilliam


Locals are loving this excellent addition to Clanwilliam's otherwise uninspiring culinary scene. There's plenty of choice on the menu, from pizzas to traditional dishes such as bobotie, but it's all done with finess…
Cafe in Darling

Chicory Cheese

Grab a seat in the garden and slurp down a freshly squeezed juice at this chilled cafe. The menu features wraps, sandwiches, pancakes and some calorie-laden salads. There's also a decent deli, if you're looking to s…
Deli in Lambert’s Bay

Funky Tastebuds

A surprisingly cool cafe tucked away behind the harbour. Light lunches, creative salads and good coffee are on offer, as well as a build-your-own picnic option if you'd rather take your lunch to the beach.
Seafood in Paternoster

Voorstrandt Restaurant

A better location you couldn’t wish for – you can hop from your table right onto the sand. Specialising in seafood, this is also an excellent spot to watch the sunset over a beer.
Bistro in Darling

Hilda's Kitchen

Perhaps Darling’s most upmarket place to dine, with a constantly changing menu that is designed to pair with Groote Post’s wines.
South African in West Coast National Park

Geelbek Visitor’s Centre & Restaurant

There's a wide menu here, focusing on traditional fare. It’s also an information centre for the park and can help with accommodation.
Seafood in Elands Bay

Wit Mossel Pot

With perfect surf shack decor, Wit Mossel Pot is a cool place for breakfast, coffee, a plate of seafood or just a beer and a chat about where the best waves are at. It also rents out surfboards and wetsuits (half-da…