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West Coast National Park, South Africa
+27 22 772 2134
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found the atmosphere very relaxed and a good stop during the drive through the nature reserve. The food was excellent - had the babotie and a nice darling beer (craft beer from one of the nearby local breweries).

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Thank paulwoutersen
George, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a day visit to the National Park from Cape Town. Had lunch at Geelbek restaurant. Quiche and salad was very tasty. Service was good but we had to ask to be seated. The restaurant is neat and lovely to sit outside on the terrace. Would go back anytime.

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Thank heineraudrey
Jersey, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here over the years when staying at Duinepos. This time we decided to pop in (3.30) for coffee and cake. The cake selection was awful, my iced coffee was melted coffee ice cream!!! My husband had a cup of coffee which was luke warm. The cakes were so sweet they had no flavour at all. Such a... More 

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Thank jerseygym
ElmarieL, Manager at Geelbek, responded to this review

Hi I will attend to the coffee section. Our cakes are baked by an award winning baker, which was voted top 4 cake baker in the country. Sorry if the cake was too sweet. We take notice of your concerns and will attend to whatever we can. We are doing training every week, and await a barista training soon. Regards... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not know what to expect here but OMG what a seriously nice place with a mass of history behind it The food was simple and good and the service was much the same. You sit there under the trees with the weaver birds zooming around the place in and out of their nests. We will be going back... More 

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Thank Poserpike2015
Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, you have to enter the West Coast National Park first and pay a little fee. But the restaurant deserves a visit. Really good food, fine wines, okay service and well priced.

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Thank 8tung
Langebaan, South Africa
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stopped to buy an icecream as it was an extremely hot day...just to get a note inside at the till, standing with our icecreams in hand...SHOP CLOSED...although the door to it was open! surely the waiter staff could also assist if they were short on staff?? we actually could have just walked out with it and nobody would have... More 

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Thank TheasBoksburg
ElmarieL, Manager at Geelbek, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We have a small utility shop for the convenience of buying ice cream and cooldrinks, unfortunately the staff member, has left without notice and the shop was actually closed, but the door was left open by maybe a guest. We are attending to it and we are busy employing a new staff person for that. We... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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164 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This restaurant is in the West Coast National Park and it is situated in an historical, but revamped building. It is very spacious and serves reasonable meals at reasonable prices. Nice spot to while away a lazy afternoon.

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Thank Bennett B
Pretoria, South Africa
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Geelbek is the only real restaurant option in the West Coast Park, so after a day exploring it is a logical choice. The food selection is very traditional and tasted very good - service was a bit on the slow side. The menu is quite expensive though, especially the drinks/craft beer. To pay almost R60 for a Darling Craft beer... More 

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Thank devilliers
New Mexico
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540 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This restaurant boasts that their pumpkin pie is a 'must' - frankly we still can't figure out why. My husband ordered a piece and pronounced it 'utterly without taste' - quite an accomplishment! The rest of us had chocolate cake and red velvet cheesecake, both of which were delicious (and enormous portions!). Service was prompt and friendly, eating outdoors delightful.

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Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It was such a joy with friends and kids. A lovely meal and the kids could take a break and play. Lovely setting

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Thank Kobus V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  West Coast National Park
  • Phone Number: +27 22 772 2134

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?