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Bientang's Cave

In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
+27 28 312 3454
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood” (61 reviews)
“calamari” (44 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this restaurant online in advance (four days before planned lunch) and tried to call to confirm but phone wasn't answered. Finally reached them to find out that their online system was not working and our booking was non existent. We were then given a...More

Thank Johanna R
SylviaTaylor, Owner at Bientang's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. Do you recall the name of your waitress. I really hope that we can try to make it up to you

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not many times you can say you've eaten in a cave whilst watching whales swim close by..... A definite must if you are in the area! Amazing views, lovely food and helpful staff.

Thank nich0leg123
SylviaTaylor, Owner at Bientang's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your amazing review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is unique and on a good sunny say, like the day we went, you cannot get closer to the sea and you could spend a long lazy afternoon there watching the ocean and searching for whales. The calamari was awesome and the drinks cold....More

Thank Michcarr
SylviaTaylor, Owner at Bientang's Cave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most idelic setting for a meal, the best time to have lunch is in September, the Southern Right Whales come out and is a magnificient view. The food is amazing, the prawn curry is yummy.

Thank 766vassar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With surely the best view from this little town on the sea/ocean, you can take benefit of some good seafood, and other classical meals. Nice service, good prices, good choices of drinks.

Thank brochmi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived 12pm for lunch Wednesday. Good location right on the rocks in front of the bay. Food was tastey, service was quick. Pleasant staff who did not rush us, as we were there for couple of hours, watching for whales. We were rewarded with whale...More

Thank fashionagent
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

I love this place. Seafood and Sauvignon Blanc on a beautiful sunny day. They are pet friendly too�. Thank you for not using straws. Great initiative! The only thing that upset me was a waiter swearing out of anger like nobody is watching while surrounded...More

Thank Liezlm242
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

On our way to Cape Town we stopped in the town of Hermanus. In the rocks near the seaside you will find this stunning restaurant located in a cave. It has a wonderful view over the bay and if you are lucky you can see...More

Thank Christophe H
Reviewed August 17, 2017

We were having drinks and cocktails. What a variety on their menu. The best is while you having drinks the whales was playing in the water. That was the closest I have seen the whales

Thank Gmm S
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Wow what a place, I doubt you will find a better location. We have visited on 3 separate occasions and the waiter even remembered my name, food was good and reasonably priced, don't miss this gem.

Thank Phil D
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In a cave, Below Marine Drive | 100m from Old Harbour, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 3454
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This International award winning destination venue is the most unique restaurant setting in the world. Created out of an authentic, cave previously inhabited by a Koi Strandloper of the same name, the restaurant spills out onto the oceans rocks of Walker Bay in Hermanus, where Whale Watching is the preferred local pass-time. The rustic charm and natural ambiance of the cave and it's surroundings is a delight to all our patrons with many returning year after year to sample the delights of Bientang's Cave. With an abundance of sea and bird life as well as Dassies for company, this exquisite setting is heightened by the freshest seafood and an award winning wine list (Diners Club Diamond Award 2010 to 2013).And, should you be a non-seafood(ie), we offer meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes to satisfy any palate. We are also able to accommodate food allergies and special dietary requirements if pre-informed.Reservations are always advised as our location, quality of food and ambiance attract visitors from across the globe throughout the year... However, should you be passing and the aroma's drag you down our stairs, we do have a cocktail/ oyster bar where guests may enjoy a drink whilst waiting for a table.Bientang's Cave is open daily Lunch: 11:30am to 4 pm.Dinners by prior arrangement. Please note Bientang's Cave prides itself in offering large group functions, corporate events, weddings and other functions.
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