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Kobus Se Gat - Swartberg Experience

R328 | Plaas Voorbedag, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
+27 74 438 1402
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1 week ago
“Nice stop on your way up the Swartberg Pass”
1 week ago
“Superb breakfast !”
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R328 | Plaas Voorbedag, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely stopover when cycling the Swartberg Pass to refill the bottles and to charge the batteries for the push up the mountain.

Thank HendrikH124
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late breakfast at this roadside restaurant after coming across the Swartberg Pass and really enjoyed it! The service was friendly and the food was perfectly prepared - the roosterkoek was delicious! The home made preserves were a wonderful component of the meal,...More

Thank Michelle_RQ
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I have not been to Kobus se gat since 2002 and remember this restaurant as the best place to eat a traditional BBQ(Braai). I went without booking and the owner himself did the braai, and a beautifull spread was put out for us. Good food...More

Thank Gerhard P
Travel789846, Marketing Manager at Kobus Se Gat - Swartberg Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Gerrit, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience with us. Looking forward to your next visit and perhaps an overnight stay at our newly build farm cottages. - Kobus se Gat, Swartberg Experience -

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had something to drink after swartberg pass . Not very friendly service . We didnt have something to eat. Very pricy.More

Thank hannesswiegers
swartberg-experience, Manager at Kobus Se Gat - Swartberg Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hi Hannes, We do apologies if you think our service wasn't very friendly. We will make sure every one on our premises gets training on how to greet guests with a warm welcome. With regards to the pricing, our food is relatively big portions and...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018

The owners wife swears a lot. She do not have the skills to talk to visitors. The food are very good and value for money.More

Thank annibell28
swartberg-experience, Marketing Manager at Kobus Se Gat - Swartberg Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Dear Annibell28 We do apologize profusely about the incident in our kitchen, we are a bit short staff at the moment and sometimes it does get ruff and under pressure in the kitchen, but its no excuse for bad langue. We will bring this under...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere. Very generous portions. Out of this world roosterkoek ( a traditional bread ) baked on an open fire. Do not miss this place. It would be a travesty. Ps: best cheese cake and milk tart.More

Thank SandraN3653
swartberg-experience, Marketing Manager at Kobus Se Gat - Swartberg Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Sandra, Thanks for the review. We are passionate about our service and appreciate all feedback so that we know we are still on the right track. We would love to have you back at Kobus se Gat Restaurant. We are also in the process...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The roosterkoek was outstanding. Lovely plunger coffees, menu promises true South African cuisine. Nice venue for a wedding or function as well. Lovely bar area. You won’t easily beat the view you have of the Swartberge(mountains) of the Klein Karoo here. A must if you...More

Thank anri_bester
swartberg-experience, Marketing at Kobus Se Gat - Swartberg Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi Anri, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience with us. We always strive to give our customers the best service and experience. We've hosted weddings and events here before so we hope to see you back with us soon!!

Reviewed 12 August 2017

A group of us decided to do a road trip, and stopped at Kobus for a late breakfast, with high expectations. The roosterkoek were awful, and my milk tart was inedible. Service awful. I guess people stop there because of the name

Thank 247LiveLife
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Best location and great food. Best view and great place to stop before crossing Swartberg pass. Biggest fire and friendly service. Well worth a visit.

Thank Rene R
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We visited this establishment specifically to sample their roosterkoek, and were not disappointed. The pork rib one tasted somewhat artificial to us and we would have preferred proper pulled pork, but it was OK. The venison fillet one was delicious. The roostekoek it came wrapped...More

Thank Angelo G
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  • Address: R328 | Plaas Voorbedag, Oudtshoorn 6625, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Oudtshoorn
  • Phone Number: +27 74 438 1402
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The Swartberg Mountain Pass is a renowned UNESCO word heritage site and is the highest rated mountain pass in Africa. We specialize in fully guided tours of the Swartberg Mountain and traditional Karoo cuisine prepared on an open fire at our Kobus se Gat Restaurant. Our restaurant will match any man’s hunger with a hearty South African meal.
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