Velddrif or Velddrift (population 7800 in 2007) is a coastal fishing town in the Bergrivier Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa. It is located on the estuary where the Berg River flows into St. Helena Bay.
Things to do in Velddrif
3 based on 40 reviews
The Eigebraai Restaurant is situated on the banks of the Berg River, in the Laaiplek Harbour-area, overlooking the fishing trawlers. Come experience an abundant bird life while enjoying a good meal. We serve seafood, pizza and various meat dishes.
When we drove into Velddrif (Veldrif, Velddrift) one noticed almost no salt on the panes. We later found out that this was because all the salt was on the food in the restaurant. The perlemoen (abalone) was killed with salt and served on top of...MoreDear guest, thank you for your review. We are really sorry for the bad experience you had at the restaurant. Your comments are noted and will receive the necessary attention. Kind regards, Belinda
4 based on 46 reviews
The Pont Restaurant in the Riviera Hotel is situated on the Berg River, overlooking the wetland and its abundant bird-life. The Riviera mudflat is perhaps the most famous of the Velddrif birding localities and a number of rarities have been seen here. The a la carte restaurant, "The Pont" specializes in seafood, but also serves delicious meat dishes. Velddrif is a well-known fishing village and snoek, mussels, perlemoen and crayfish are amongst the popular species found in this area. The restaurant is famous for its scrumptious Sunday buffet lunch for the whole family. Booking is essential.The restaurant also boasts a Christmas lunch that is normally fully booked months in advance.
Had breakfast here and one meal at dinner. Breakfast was average, dinner disappointed.Meat overdone, fish dry and overdone. Choices not available. As this is the west coast, you expect well cooked fish dishes. not so.......Dear guest, thank you for your honest feedback. On average we do get very good feedback from our guests, so sorry you did not enjoy your meals at the hotel. Kind regards, Belinda
3.5 based on 69 reviews
Situated on the bank of the Berg River, in the West Coast (Velddrif) is Die Vishuis Restaurant, now with Herman from 01 Jan 2012, one can see giant pelicans sunning themselves on old wooden jetties where three generations fisherman still operate to catch harders and dry out to make the local and unique Bokkoms. This restaurant was once a real vishuis where the fisherman used to salt the harders in big tanks. What remains of those days are the seashells in the original sand walls portions of which has been uncovered. This quirky little national monument has been kept appealingly genuine, complete with open beams and a long stoep where you can eat and enjoy the flamingos, pelicans and herons because this is a major wetland area. A restaurant called Die Vishuis must of course have a scrumptious fish and seafood menu but this is not all that is served, Herman who has 31 years exp in the Hospitality trade has put his wide experience to good use, creating seasonal and interesting West Coast dishes. You will be made welcome as you arrive at the door. After being shown to your table your friendly waiter will help you select your meal from the menu and if needed will call Herman for any further assistance if required. Being a small intimate restaurant we are able to create personal service for your enjoyment and relaxation throughout your meal.
I went with a friend at lunchtime, we had a salad and a couple of drinks whilst enjoying the fresh air and tranquil lagoon view.
Service was prompt and friendly, the salad was fresh with top quality ingredients. This place is simple and rustic and perfect for the area, it certainly appeals to me but might not be appropriate for pretentious food snobs who expect 'silver service'.
4.5 based on 22 reviews
Not too many restaurants offer condensed milk coffee, so this restaurant was an absolute must for me. The service was friendly. In a small shopping centre, just off the main road through Veldriff. Pancakes are freshly made and coffee excellent. Don't visit if you are in a hurry, but the quality is worth the wait.
4 based on 28 reviews
Die Vis Vlekhuis, a well known family restaurant and take away, is a true landmark to Laaiplek Harbour and well known for it's Amazing Fish & Chips and great sunset views.
This is mainly a take-away restaurant for fish & chips. Friendly staff. Open on Sunday evening. Ample parking. No doubt fresh produce, but really too fatty for us (used to mediterranean style cuisine with minimal fatty matter). If you are used to fish and chips, this may actually be the way you like it. Who are we to say.
4 based on 29 reviews
Hake and calamari is a must. Fish just melts in your mouth. Great service with a smile and a georgious view of the breede river
4.5 based on 12 reviews
Looked for somewhere different in Velddrif for breakfast and by chance came acxroos this little nursery coffee shop. Our hosts were very obliging and cooked a breakfast to our order. veryy good great service and a lovely little spot with the big old gnarled tree in the garden.
3 based on 18 reviews
Absolutely stunning view at this restaurant, great food at excellent prices and the best friendly service we have received in a long long time!
An absolute have to have on the bucket list!! Even in the peak season you could still appreciate nature with soft music in the background while you listen to the ocean and watch the sun set!
4 based on 20 reviews
We took some time off to get away from the Boland fires and heat. We headed out towards the West coast, via Velddrift. leisurely.. stopped for wine tasting and then needed a little lunch. It was a beautiful warm and sunny day, we wanted to be outside without noise.
On a whim we took two right turns in Velddrift, following the river. We arrived at what seemed like a little fishing village. A couple of restaurants dotted the shore.
Ek & Djy ( me and you) drew our attention as it was right ON the water. We enjoyed our hake and chips, hubby's washed down by a cold beer. Mine with water and antibiotics (for the dental surgery I had earlier).
Its one of the joys of traveling - finding a quiet eatery with good food and a chance to watch the world go by ( in this case the river and the pelicans) in a gorgeous day, preferably with someone you enjoy spending time with.
4.5 based on 104 reviews
Russells on the Port is a intimate 90 seater restaurant situated in a luxurious 6 roomed villa overlooking the Bergriver basin. Our menu is seasonal and has fresh contemporary dishes with global influences. Flavours are big and natural focusing on the essence of the main ingredient. We have our own vegetable garden and pride ourselves on preparing fresh produce.
Returned here with partner as good experience with family last year. Enjoyed the tasty food with some unusual touches. They were not busy but we were puzzled why we waited so long maybe half an hour between each course. We were hungry! Beautiful presentation so no doubt will return again.
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