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“A great place for a regular meal”

Vergelegen Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Kakamas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Vergelegen Restaurant compliments the oasis like hospitality complex it is part of near the Northern Cape town of Kakamas. On the premises you can dine in our intimate a la carte restaurant which had numerous write-ups. Dine at the fireplace or outside on the patio and enjoy a sundowner and hearty meal. A feast of cuisine to excite everybody's taste buds are prepared by our gourmet chef and personally served by the owners. Fully licensed. The decor and style of the restaurant inside becomes the playground for the creative minds of the owners. Simplicity and effective, yet subtle statements, keeps the eye wondering but the mind at ease (relaxed). A space where tourist and business people alike, feel comfortable and looked after.Vergelegen Coffee Shop has established itself as one of the best tea and coffee houses in the Northern Cape. Made famous as the place of inspiration as well as a place to relax and cool down. Experience the magic yourself. Visit us and savour a cup of tea or coffee before venturing out to explore historic Kakamas and the surrounding area.Vergelegen Cocktail Lounge offers lovingly made libations in the heart of the Northern Cape. Our mission is to help revive the lost art of mixing drinks, striving for balance in every glass. Each day we craft mixers by hand—a selection of specialty liqueurs, syrups, digestifs, and vermouths, as well as a dizzying array of bitters and tinctures—to respect the quality and character of each spirit. From a profound respect for the classics to the adventure of unique flavor combinations, ours is a perpetual quest for the new frontier of the cocktail. We use only local produce, the freshest ingredients, and natural sugars, with a constant nod to the seasons that make up the Kakamas landscape. These passions find their home in our Cocktail Lounge, where conversations abound and drinking is elevated to a culinary experience. Facilities for conferences up to 30 people. Catering available on request. Ideal for private meetings and promotions. Catering for all occasions, venues and functions. Cocktail Lounge/Bar available on premises. The decision to stay another night, by many a guest, was made after their eating experience in this uniquely created environment.
Reviewed December 2, 2011

The food was very well prepared and cooked without being "over the top" just what we needed after a day on our safari

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Reviewed June 8, 2011

Stayed overnight at the guest house and ate at the restaurant. Service is ok, little lacking in product knowledge and communication to customer, felt very much like they were pre organized sentences.

Food; Peri Peri Chicken Liver was not spicy at all, I mean NOTHING, I hate spice and after some assurance from the person who ordered the dish I sampled, it was like sweet and sour with a curry powder spilt in by accident.
Portions are very generous, a nice plus.

Springbok Carpaccio with fig and blue cheese sounds great however the meat is wrapped around the blue cheese and fig. All the meat flavor is replaced by blue cheese and sweet fig syrup, not nice at all. Very spoilt dish due to pre preparation slackness! This dish needs to be assembled just before plating, a sure winner if this had been done!

Oxe tail was great, sauces are excellent, meat superb, this did in some way make up for the starters being below standard for the price.

Cordon bleu and kalahari schnitzel were both good, very big, full of flavor.

Desert also good, mud cake is more of a fluffy cake with thick icing as opposed to mud cake however it was very enjoyable, roasted sliced almonds make a nice touch.

All in all it would appear to be the best place in Kakamas however before claiming to be so good and being "river fusion" perhaps a rethink on preparation and quality is needed, silly mistakes can have big consequences.

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Vergelegen, Owner at Vergelegen Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2011

Thank you for the remarks regarding our restaurant. We shall view it as positive criticism and assure you to give it our urgent attention. It is always good to know where there are options to better yourself.

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Reviewed February 20, 2011

The food was great and the staff even better. Prices very reasonable and the setting is great. Best place to eat in Kakamas.

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Reviewed May 28, 2010

On our way from Kgalagadi to Springbok we had a very good lunch at Vergelegen. We both took a full tramezzini, but these are so big that we could have taken a half portion (also on the menu) each only. Wine from the region.
Nice atmosphere in the garden.

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