South Africa is known for its cultural diversity and has a vibrant and unique flair when it comes to food, cooking and dining. A roller coaster of eating experiences awaits in the Southern most country of Africa. Step out the box, cancel your hamburger order and try something a little different.
Traditional Charm In Soweto
Soweto, a large township in Johannesburg, is home to local's favourite Chaf Pozi. Known for its Chisa Nyama (barbecued meat), authentically done - hence it being the local favourite. Pair this with an icy cold Zamalek (Local beer- Black Label) and you're doing something right. See how Sowetans do things with the communal table style, giving you a further opportunity to do as the locals do and start a conversation with someone new.
Mussels, crayfish and the catch of the day is not all this open-air restaurant has to offer. Rated by National Geographic in the Top 10 Sea Views to Dine for, buffet-style, open-grill cooked West Coast seafood is done to perfection. Meals served with SA favourites-like fresh and thick potato yeast bread- in this relaxed outdoor style restaurant are unmissable.
An African Feast For The Senses
A tour with Dlala Nje through Yeoville, Johannesburg is a must do. Fascinating architecture, unparalleled views and a fusion of pan-African inspired dishes, from Congolese to Cameroonian cooking is on the cards. Make sure you've got some cash in case the local offers tempt you and that you're ready for a full day of exploring.
Paarl's Spice Route - More Than Just An Array Of Flavours
With a wide range of artisan shops, delis, bakeries, wineries and butcheries, you name it- The Spice Route has it covered. This scenic day out promises to be a local and unique feast for the senses. One can indulge in SA's favourites from biltong to local fynbos infused gin and handmade African pottery. Set aside a couple of days for this Western Cape gem.
The Test Kitchen, Cape Town
One thing South Africa is known for is fine dining at ridiculously good prices. Crowned, the best restaurant in Africa in 2016, this should give you an idea of the standard it promises. A booking is essential for your Test Kitchen experience where the service is as good as the food.