Restaurants

Top Choice South African in Kimberley

Fusion Gardens

Specialising in traditional cuisine like oxtail, snoek (a type of mackerel), tripe and trotters and chicken's feet, Fusion offers a welcome break from Kimberley's usual menus. Based in a tree-filled garden in Galesh…
Top Choice Steak in Springbok

Tauren Steak Ranch

Meat-lovers rejoice: Tauren serves steaks weighing up to a kilogram, with a host of delectable sauces. The menu also features burgers, a few vegetarian choices and pizzas with toppings including biltong and boerewor…
Top Choice International in Upington

Cafe Zest

Locals swear that Zest serves the best coffee in town. It also has one of the most appealing menus, featuring salads, seafood, a decadent chicken dish with cafe au lait sauce and, of course, lots of red meat. On sum…
Top Choice South African in Sutherland

Cluster d'Hote

Based in one of the town's oldest houses, Sutherland's best restaurant is cosy, tiny and very popular, so bookings are essential. The menu – like others hereabouts – has a meaty focus, particularly Karoo lamb.
Pub Food in Kimberley

Halfway House

After a revamp, 'The Half' has sadly lost a little of its soul. Dating back to 1872, this was once one of Cecil Rhodes' watering holes and today it might be the world’s only 'drive-in' bar, stemming from Rhodes’ ins…
South African in Britstown

Transkaroo Country Lodge

The charming restaurant here really sets Britstown apart from other Karoo dorps (villages). Chequered tablecloths in the leafy courtyard give a provincial French feel, yet the food is Northern Cape through and throu…
Pub Food in Kimberley

Occidental Grill Bar

With a long bar and B&W photos of old-time prospectors, this Victorian-era saloon is a fun place to pause on a Big Hole tour. Dishes include fish and chips, curry and burgers. 'The Ox' also has Kimberley's best …
International in Kimberley

Rhodes Grill

Wear closed shoes and smart-casual dress to eat among Rhodes memorabilia in the one-time gentlemen's club he founded, now a boutique hotel. South African specialities like oxtail, kudu loin and Cape Malay curry star…
Cafe in Victoria West

Karoo Deli

This popular coffee shop serves buffet lunches, cooked breakfasts and traditional meals such as bobotie and offal.
Sushi in The Kalahari

Kalahari Gateway Hotel Bar-Restaurant

Although the conveyor belt rarely gets switched on, this Kalahari sushi bar continues to draw curious gourmands. As well as the familiar fishy options (fresh fish is flown in from Cape Town every two days), you'll f…