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Lighthouse Tavern - CLOSED

48 Van Bloemenstein Street | Birkenhead Village, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
+27 82 332 6634
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“eisbein” (4 reviews)
“calamari” (5 reviews)
“danger point” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Seafood, Bar, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
48 Van Bloemenstein Street | Birkenhead Village, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely bush pub which is well worth a visit. It’s in the middle of nowhere which makes it rather unique. Serves good food, cold beers and has good service. Very reasonably priced.

Thank GusBehn
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We found this little stone house/Tavern on a dirt road just about in the middle of nowhere. We love to visit these sorts of places so we decided to go in. We met another couple coming out of the tavern and they told us they...More

Thank DebbieKets
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and delicious fresh food. Fish, calamari, chips, eisbein etc. very good tavern type of food freshly prepared, very friendly service from Julia the manager / owner. Really recommend this place. A hidden gem amongst nature. We will be back.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the Sunday lunch special. The portions were more than enough & it was homegrown cooking at it's absolute best. A 3 course meal at absolutely affordable prices make it a winner for sure. The wine list also makes provision for everyone's particular...More

Thank Rascis
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Great authentic bar. Owner Julia is hands on and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. Dog friendly which is great as our bulldog goes everywhere with us. Good food and the pools at the back are a huge hit in the...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We arrived at the restaurant at 19:30 , and ordered very simple meals. Fresh fish etc. We were told that we would have to wait because everything was freshly prepared. While we didn't mind waiting for a while, we finally received our meals at 21:30....More

1  Thank Annie65SA
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I phoned late. The Tavern was fully booked but they went out of our way to make space for us. The waiters gave great service although the place was packed. Snacks was of a very high standard.

Thank Henry6402
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Great country retreat-away from crowds and near the lovely beach of Romans Bay/Danger Point. Wonderful host, Julia and her dogs! Mine were very at home. Good value for money.

Thank LadyPamelaT
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This became our local whilst on holiday. Excellent atmosphere and food and great value. Best calamari in SA! Great all round venue, kid friendly, pool, also fantastic sundowner venue. Julia is a fantastic hostess. We will be back.

Thank G9948KFpatriciam
Reviewed 10 May 2016

What a surprise in the bush close to the lighthouse. The food was simply outstanding. The hosts are friendly, efficient and flexible on menu orders et al. Definitely recommend a visit.

Thank langeraadt
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Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Van Bloemenstein Street | Birkenhead Village, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Gansbaai
  • Phone Number: +27 82 332 6634
  • E-mail
Lighthouse Tavern is a fully licensed Country pub & Restaurant situated on the Birkenhead Estate, Gansbaai which is 30 minutes drive from Hermanus. The property is located in natural surroundings and is environment, pet and children friendly with the Danger Point lighthouse close by. We welcome all pets and have dogs of our own which love to interact with other furry visitors. Our facility has play areas for pets and children to enjoy the natural outdoors of fynbos, wild birdlife, etc. We are very proud of the fact that our facility is in the middle of a nature conservation area and we ask that all wildlife will be respected. Our facility consists of a quaint pub/ restaurant which blends itself to a cozy fireplace in the winter months and has TVs for the much watched sporting events. We also have another dining room which accommodates 35 people. The outdoor facility consists of a pool, braai areas and outdoor tables to enjoy your meals during the lovely summer months and on a good winter's day. We also offer comfortable accommodation which overlooks the pool area and our rates include bed & breakfast.
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