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Die Ou Tronk Riversdal

2 Murant street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 6 Restaurants in Riversdale
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Sandwiches
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Description: Historic jail from 1838 gives a unique setting in a small town in South Africa. Sit outside under the avo trees and enjoy the historic landscape, crafts, art, antiques and gifts on display. Don't forget to try the (inter)nationally renowned carrot cake.
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  • English first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a very special place: wonderful food, great hospitality and a true sense of the importance of understanding the history of the space. A MUST visit.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is well worth visiting both for the restuarant and the cells thats been converted into little shops. On our way to Hartenbos we took the time and stopped at Die Ou Tronk. Best ever milktart!! and so nice to sit in the garden enjoying our coffee and milktart. The stories about the history of the jail were very interesting... More 

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Oudewater, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Whilst journeying along the N2 in the direction of the Cape Town, I took some time to visit 'Die Ou Tronk', what a wonderful welcome I received. Upon arrival the owner of Die Tronk greeted me with warmth and charm and invited me to have a short walking tour around the Jail. Many cells have been converted into little shops... More 

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Knysna, South Africa
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The old Jail in Riversdale has been given a new life. It is well worth visiting both for the cafe (great carrot cake) as well as the small shops dotted around the old cells. Cleverly used spaces and with an internal garden and unusual artwork. Just goes to show - Don't write off the small towns.

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Riversdal, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I found The Old Gaol to be just fantastic from start to finish ..... I am a Chef and General Manager of a four star boutique hotel in the area and am happy to send my guests here (I even make sure that when my Mother drops in when visits - given me a bit of a break). An added... More 

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Additional Information about Die Ou Tronk Riversdal

Address: 2 Murant street, Riversdale 6670, South Africa
Phone Number: +(27)287134300
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Riversdale
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Sandwiches

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