Die Handelshuis (Tel : 044 213 3172 or 071 688 0926)
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.
Ebenharts (Tel : 044-213 3569)
Hours : 08:00 - 17:00
A cosy restaurant catering for people in hurry and also those who come just to relax with something to drink. We have enough space to seat 30 people indoors, and up to a 100 outside. Tours are welcome. We are proud of our garden with many species of birds keep you company, and the small town atmosphere makes you want to stay longer... We can seat you inside or in the garden, even on the Voorstoep (front porch) where you can have an elevated look on small-town life. Inside the garden there is enough shade to guard you from the harsh African sun. The murmur of water lets you feel totally relaxed, and if you want to sooth your mind, have a look at the Bonsai on display. Come and enjoy some of South Africa's finest traditional meals. Bookings for groups of more than 12 are essential, and maybe we can give you a better price! In our curio shop there is many temptations...anything from fabric art to wood turned and made objects. Buy a keepsake or a reminder of Calitzdorp. We can give good advice of what is to be seen in and around Calitzdorp, so please enquire, we have plenty of things to keep you busy!
Gallery Route 62 Coffee Cafè (Tel :0828714611)
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.
Giovanni's Italian Country Kitchen (Tel : 072 037 6057)
Hours : Thursday to Sunday 09:00- 17:00
Italian restaurant serving up traditional Italian fare.
Porto Deli Portuguese Restaurant and Artè Cafe (044 2133007)
Hours : Dinner from 18:00 - 21:00
An award winning restaurant on the R62. (Includes the Top 500 Restaurants in SA). The menu is typically Portuguese, but with Karoo Lamb and Mediterranean style food, there is versatility. Vegetarian meals are also available. Typical dishes include: Pan Fried Portuguese prawns, Mozambican seafood curry, Karoo loin chops or ostrich steak. Our Tapas Boards (Vegetarian option available) make use of local produce, as well as some ingredients from the Great Karoo.
Besides our great authentic Portuguese and Mediterranean food, we also make handmade tiles, ceramic works and other art work, that are all on sale in our Restaurant
Rose of the Karoo (Tel : 044 213 3204)
Hours : 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)
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.
Bella de Karoo (Midway between Calitzdorp and Oudshoorn on the R62)
Open from 7:00am to 17:00pm every day
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.
Brenda’s Cape Malay Kitchen (2.3 Km on the Wesoewer Road) (Tel : 071 678 4292)
Presenting South African / Cape Malay cuisine in a typical SA household.
Wed/Fri/Sat evenings from 6pm – late. Bookings essential. 10 people max.
Sunday lunch on request: 4 people minimum, 12 – 3pm. Traditional Braaivleis: 4 people minimum. Bring own wine.
Oude Postkantoor (14.5km on the Groenfontein Road) (Tel : 0832854751)
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.
Restaurants and Coffee Shops