Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in Plettenberg Bay

Nguni

Tucked away in a quiet courtyard, this is one of Plett's most upscale eateries. The speciality is Chalmar beef, though you'll also find lots of South African favourites including ostrich, Karoo lamb and traditional …
Top Choice Cafe in Knysna

Ile de Pain

Finally back on its feet following a devastating fire, Ile de Pain is a wildly popular bakery and cafe that's as much a hit with locals as it is with tourists. There's an excellent breakfast menu, lots of fresh sala…
Top Choice Braai in Mossel Bay

Kaai 4

Boasting one of Mossel Bay’s best locations, this low-key restaurant has picnic tables on the sand overlooking the ocean. Most of the dishes – including stews, burgers, boerewors (farmer's sausages) and some seafood…
Top Choice Cafe in Mossel Bay

Blue Shed Coffee Roastery

Enjoy great coffee and homemade cakes at this funky cafe with eclectic decor and ocean views from the deck. It's an awesome spot to spend a couple of hours chilling or playing vinyl on the old-school jukebox.
Top Choice International in Wilderness

Girls Restaurant

It doesn’t look much from afar – a restaurant tucked down the side of a petrol station – but Girls gets rave reviews. Try the fresh prawns in a range of divine sauces or the venison fillet.
Steak in George

Old Townhouse

In the one-time town administration building dating back to 1848, this long-standing restaurant is known for its excellent steaks and ever-changing game-meat options. The homemade ice cream is a great way to finish …
International in Knysna

East Head Café

There’s an outdoor deck overlooking the lagoon and ocean, lots of fish and seafood, plus a few vegetarian dishes. It's a very popular spot so expect to wait for a table in high season. They don't accept reservations…
International in Knysna

Sirocco

Inside, it’s a stylish place to dine on sushi, steak and seafood; outside, it’s a laid-back bar with wood-fired pizzas and the full range of Mitchell’s beers. The cocktail menu is also worth a look.
Cafe in Plettenberg Bay

Le Fournil de Plett

Enjoy a good cup of coffee and a freshly baked pastry in the courtyard or on the balcony overlooking Plett's main road. There's also a small lunch menu, largely focusing on salads and sandwiches.
Cafe in Mossel Bay

Carola Ann's

Close to the museum, Carola Ann's serves inventive breakfasts, delicious, healthy lunches and not-so-healthy slabs of cake. Grab a packet of the chocolate-chip cookies for the road. Delicious.