• Die Handelshuis (Tel : 044 213 3172 or 071 688 0926)

    HandelshuisRest.jpg Hours : Mon - Fri 0900-1600, Sat 9:00-15:00 Sun 9:00-14:00 Open from 6pm, for dinner, (check menu board) & phone to book

    Take a step back in time into our atmospheric restaurant housed in the dorp’s original trading store built in the 1860’s. Not only do we serve the BEST COFFEE in town but we are famous for our homemade pies, heavenly cakes, freshest salads and our varied & delicious daily and evening specials. Browse in our gorgeous gift shop Alice in Calitzdorp or hunt for treasures in our 2d hand Pop-up shop next door.

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    Gallery Route 62 Coffee Cafè (Tel :0828714611)

    galleryroute62.jpg Hours : Tues to Saturday (10:00 - 16:00)

    The Gallery focuses on established local artists who express their passion for the area in Oil, Acrylic, Ceramic and Watercolour. The Coffee shop serves delicious Quiches, Cakes and Savoury Muffins. In Summer cool off with the best Iced Coffee or Home made Lemonade. In Winter warm up with my creamy Hot Chocolate.

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    Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen (Tel : 072 037 6057)

    Giovannis.jpg Hours : Thursday to Sunday 09:00- 17:00

    Italian restaurant serving up traditional Italian fare.

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    Rose of the Karoo (Tel : 044 213 3204)

    rose3.jpgHours : Mon-Sat 07:00-21:30 & closd Sun PM

    We welcome you to enjoy tasty home cooked meals, breakfasts, snacks, lunches and gourmet coffee .....friendly service and great value! Variety of gifts, curios, deli items and takeaways!

    Zamani Pub and Grill (Tel : 044 213 3701)

    Zamani.jpg Hours : Mon - Sun 0730 till late

    Restaurant, deli, lovely garden- homely and feel the real country life. Open from 07h30 until late - try our traditional meals, pizzas, grills.

    Zamani Pub & Restaurant is an excellent stopover on Route 62, with a mouthwatering menu that caters for every taste. The deli is stocked with homemade produce and they serve a delicious three-course meal on Sundays. Pop in for a scrumptious breakfast or nibble, or dine on the tasty evening meals - with the friendliest service around.

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  • Bella de Karoo (Midway between Calitzdorp and Oudshoorn on the R62)

    Open from 7:00am to 17:00pm every day


    Why our Restaurant along the R62, you ask?

    The farm stall, housed in an old labourer’s cottage, stocks a sumptuous variety of locally produced products – jams, home-made rusks/cookies, canned fruit, flavoured olive oils, vinegars, biltong/dried sausage, and freshly baked roosterkoek and farm bread. The roosterkoek has become so popular that it attracts people from neighbouring towns who purchase it in bulk for their own outlets. There is also a petite cellar room, stocked with locally produced wines, sparkling wine, port and a large selection of beer.

    Extending from the farm stall along the veranda, the restaurant presents you with a captivating view wherever you are seated, with farm animals such as ducks, fowl, turkeys and peacocks surrounding you. It is a picturesque setting with an ambience unique to Bella de Karoo. If you are looking to taste real farm food, you have most certainly come to the right place! The menu complements the setting – the fare is home-made, fresh, original and quite simply out of this world. The restaurant has earned various accolades for the quality of experience it offers diners. Guests staying overnight may place an order for dinner in advance, which can be served either inside their room or outside on the veranda (weather permitting), where they are able to take in the beauty of the surroundings.

    Tel: +27 (0) 44 213 3801

    Cell: +27 (0) 79 565 1651

    email: belladekaroo@scwireless.co.za

    Web: www.belladekaroo.co.za

    Licensed Restaurant, free wifi, pets welcome.

    Open from 7:00 in the morning till 17:00 in the afternoon.
    365 days a year

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    Brenda’s Cape Malay Kitchen


    Presenting South African / Cape malay cuisine in a typical SA Household

    • 3 x per week. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturday evenings from 6pm to late. Bookings essential. 10 people maximum
    • Sunday lunch on request, 4 people minimum. Traditional braaivleis, bring own wine. 3 course meal, aperitif plus glass of desert wine.

    My love for food and entertaining have always played a major role in my life. Since I can remember, our kitchen at home was always the heart of soul of the household. My mother would teach me patiently and with love the culinary beauty of food. Together we would experiment with flavours and textures.

    6 months before I would start my studies at the Stellenbosch Academy, I met David Rawdon who at that time owned the Lanzerac and Matjiesfontein establishments. He offered me a managerial position at one fo the venues at the Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch. I took the initiative, presented my recipes to the board and started a Cape Malay restaurant as a luncheon venue. Within 3 months, it became a popular attraction and venue for functions. The cooking was exclusively done by myself, presented a s buffet. I would also act as hostess.

    The Olive House, Wesoewer road, 2km from town

    Presenting South African / Cape Malay cuisine in a typical SA household.

    Cell: +27 (0) 71 678 4292

    email: brensvandewesthuizen@gmail.com

    Karooboom Braai Restaurant


    R62 Calitzdorp District, Rietfontein. 33km from Oudtshoorn – 19km from Calitzdorp

    Breakaway from the city to Karooboom Braai Restaurant! Get in your car and get onto the R62. Between Calitzdorp and Oudtshoorn you will discover a gem where you can kick back and shake off the shackles of the concrete jungle! For excellent cuisine away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Karooboom Braai Restaurant is your home from home. Bring your whole family and experience the Klein Karoo in its purest form. Our Sunday buffet brings the whole family together. The Klein Karoo provides a unique experience to the seeker of a rustic and relaxing milieu. The fauna and flora have a pristine beauty that calms the soul and brings you closer to the earth. The surrounding mountains provide a miriad of opportunities to the landscape photographer. The Klein Karoo does not only boast the largest bird in the world, but provides a rich bird ensemble for the bird lovers. Route 62. Your journey to relaxation and good food! Your hosts, Irene and Neill will make sure you enjoy your stay. Enjoy food from heaven in a relaxed and rustic atmosphere. We entertain touring groups and our lapa is the talk of the community!

    Visit our farm stall for a souvenir of your R62 drive. Or stock up on some delicious farm produce for the rest of your journey! We have delicious preserves and dried fruit made specially for Karooboom. To make you next morning coffee extra special, dip one of our rusks and remember your visit! The Klein Karoo is renowned for its big birds and beautiful landscapes. It also gets really hot here! So stock up on cool drinks for the kids and mom and dad! We know that the road can be long for the children, so get something for their sweet tooth as well. We also have scarves and hats made locally for those cold mornings! Be sure to stop over when you next take the R62. You might just find something that will remind you of your epic journey!

    Coordinates: 33°33’24.8″S; 21°53’07.2″E, Telephone : +27 (0) 440070034, email: karooboom@scwireless.co.za, Web: www.karooboom.co.za, Cell reception is poor. WhatsApp: 079 620 1441

    Neil: 072 464 1284

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    Oude Postkantoor (14.5km on the Groenfontein Road) (Tel : 0832854751)

    oudepost.jpg Hours : Saturday and Sunday only 10:00 - 16:00

    Oude Postkantoor is a Gallery and Coffee shop situated on the scenic Groenfontein road 14,5Km from Calitzdorp. Serving light lunches, coffee, cake and soft drinks, we are a welcome stop at the foot of the Swartberg, a stones throw away from the Retreat at Groenfontein.

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