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West Coast National Park, South Africa
+27 22 772 2134
09:00 - 18:00
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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157 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in the West Coast National Park and it is situated in an historical, but revamped building. It is very spacious and serves reasonable meals at reasonable prices. Nice spot to while away a lazy afternoon.

Thank Bennett B
Pretoria, South Africa
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142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Geelbek is the only real restaurant option in the West Coast Park, so after a day exploring it is a logical choice. The food selection is very traditional and tasted very good - service was a bit on the slow side. The menu is quite expensive though, especially the drinks/craft beer. To pay almost R60 for a Darling Craft beer... More 

Thank devilliers
New Mexico
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535 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant boasts that their pumpkin pie is a 'must' - frankly we still can't figure out why. My husband ordered a piece and pronounced it 'utterly without taste' - quite an accomplishment! The rest of us had chocolate cake and red velvet cheesecake, both of which were delicious (and enormous portions!). Service was prompt and friendly, eating outdoors delightful.

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a joy with friends and kids. A lovely meal and the kids could take a break and play. Lovely setting

Thank Kobus V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We planned to have lunch at Geelbek on our way up the coast. We arrived at 12:30 hoping to enjoy some of the famous babootie with pumpkin pie, but unfortunately this dish would only be ready after 14:00, which is a bit late for lunch for us and we could not risk waiting this long and it still not being... More 

Thank Orange_Bush_Baby
ElmarieL, Manager at Geelbek, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. I will look into why the Bobotie was not ready as it should be at 12:00, I will check this. The building is a historical building with antique furniture and has an old world feeling. Regards Elmarie More 

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306 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Things on the menu unavailable on each of the 2 occasions we had lunch there. I found the menu a bit limiting but I did have a lovely carpaccio and salad which I would highly recommend and it is lovely sitting in the garden.

Thank Sue B
ElmarieL, Manager at Geelbek, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are busy switching to our Season menu and will have a larger menu running as from 10 Dec for our visitors. Note we prepare food freshly on a daily basis and will rather run out than to serve yesterday's food. We only use fresh ingredients and are therefor some popular items on the menu can... More 

Melkbosstrand, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We had calamari and hake...the calamari was really well prepared, soft and delicious. The food was served fast and efficient. Service was friendly and the prices very reasonable. good value for money.

Thank Christelle L
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,433 reviews
845 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had a nice cup of tea and a apple cake with ice cream. It was a perfect break and a lovely garden to sit in. Just a great outdoor patio.

Thank Joel K
Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We love visiting the West Coast National Park. The restaurant is in a GREAT location, but it definitely needs some maintenance and a review of their prices. It expensive for what you get compared to other restaurants on the West Coast! We have been coming regularly to the Park for the last twenty years but the restaurant has deteriorated badly!

Thank GerritPretorius
ElmarieL, Manager at Geelbek, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. The maintenance is the responsibility of Sanparks. We have the same management for the past 15 years. I am sorry to hear you were not happy with the value of our product. I was in the restaurant today. It would have been more helpful to have more specific feedback. We are always open to positive feedback.... More 

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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It is the ONLY place in the whole national park that sells water, and they are neither open in their advertised hours, nor does the owner Elmarie Leonard answer her phone on 072 698 6343. Shocking, disappointed, won't be back!!!!

Thank 366elnab

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Coast National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  West Coast National Park
  • Phone Number: +27 22 772 2134

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?