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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“If you want to experience the true West Coast then this is a must. A fish seafood buffet including delicious potjies, roasts etc!! The beautiful setting of this restaurant is a treat in itself. A definite Lamberts Bay must do! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Bird Hides alongside various pans. Hiking trails, beach hike, wonderful picnic area on a dune high above the beach with spectacular views.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Fryers Cove produces good quality wines from vines that grow close to the sea. Their wines are highly rated and are popular amongst South African wine lovers. They have a wine tasting venue and restaurant on pier of the old harbour of the quaint little fishing town of Doringbaai, about 30 minutes drive from the camp and 45 minutes drive from Lamberts Bay. This is a real gem to visit for a day out and enjoy the views and fresh breeze of the Atlantic, while sipping on good quality white- or red wine...or a their Kastaing Crafted Beer...with a delicious seafood platter. Booking is essential for Lunch. Contact no. +27 27 215 1092 4 Star Rating by Tripadvisor”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Natural breeding ground of the Cape Gannets. Visit the island and get up close to these sea birds. Bird island is a must do visit as there is much more to see than just the birds... ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“This unique and well reserved- and renovated old farm is must to visit. It is situated next to the "Verloren Vlei" , which is a bird watchers paradise. The Verloren Vlei is an estuary and enjoys the protection as a RAMZAR site. Here you will have the opportunity explore the old architecture and awesome scenery of an era gone by....how the pioneers of the Sandveld lived in harmony with nature. There is a very nice old pub and restaurant on the premises. There is a farm stall that sell various fresh produce and gifts. Take a walk to the bird hide and have a look at the estuary and the birds. Vensterklip is just outside Elands Bay...the Surf Mecca of the West Coast. 4 Star Rating by Tripadvisor”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Good deli where you can buy single portions , wine, cake or veges..in fact anything”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Lovely quiet area with beautiful views and resident deer... Hiking trail is available with overnight hut but I am not sure what condition this is in..”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Good place for coffee and cake or lunch or breakfast. also has nice shop full of local goodies and the cutest courtyard to sit in when the weather is good.”
  • 1 local recommends
Church
  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Interesting history of the area ...particularly the Jewish influence on the town is fascinating”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“A great place to visit if you are interested in the history of the area. Artifacts ranging from the bushmen, early Settlers and the Anglo Boer war. Artifacts also from the HMS Sybille that ran aground south of Lamberts Bay. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“If you want to experience the true West Coast then this is a must. A fish seafood buffet including delicious potjies, roasts etc!! The beautiful setting of this restaurant is a treat in itself. A definite Lamberts Bay must do! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Fryers Cove produces good quality wines from vines that grow close to the sea. Their wines are highly rated and are popular amongst South African wine lovers. They have a wine tasting venue and restaurant on pier of the old harbour of the quaint little fishing town of Doringbaai, about 30 minutes drive from the camp and 45 minutes drive from Lamberts Bay. This is a real gem to visit for a day out and enjoy the views and fresh breeze of the Atlantic, while sipping on good quality white- or red wine...or a their Kastaing Crafted Beer...with a delicious seafood platter. Booking is essential for Lunch. Contact no. +27 27 215 1092 4 Star Rating by Tripadvisor”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Food is always great! Everything you can think of to eat! Wonderful service and awesome ambience. Situated right on the harbour. Perfect setting.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Situated on the harbour across the well known Bird island. Great variety of food, generous portions at affordable prices. Great setting with a beautiful view of the island and the harbour. Need to reserve a table in high season. Can get very busy over lunch times...hugely popular. Need to book. Tel no. +27 27 432 1177 4 Star Rating by Tripadvisor”
  • 3 locals recommend
Tea Room
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Weskus Kombuis combines local cuisine, burgers, pizzas, seafood and meat to cater for all tastes. This is an affordable restaurant and have a cozy little bar and deck overlooking the harbour. Well worth a visit at least once. Need to book for dinner as the kitchen closes at 21h00 and no additional orders will be taken. Contact no. +27 27 432 1774. 3.5 Star Rating by Tripadvisor”
  • 3 locals recommend

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