SA Restaurant Recommendations

May 26th, 2005, 06:34 AM
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SA Restaurant Recommendations

Visiting SA for 2 weeks at the end of September, beginning of October. After 4 days in Ngala, we have the following itinerary:

PE 1 night
Plettenberg 2 nights
Stanford (nr Hermanus) 2 nights
Cape Town 4 nights

Would be grateful for any dining tips for the above places. We have pretty eclectic tastes and plan to sample the best of the local cuisine if possible (nothing too extreme though). Any sightseeing/attractions tips also gratefully received. We will have a hire car from PE onwards.

ardbroilach is offline  
May 26th, 2005, 07:33 AM
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My favourite restaurant in Port Elizabeth is the Old Austria in Westbourne Road Central you will need to book ahead. 041 373 0299

Port Elizabeth is a great place to visit and is close to numerous Game Reserves and the Addo Elephant National Park.

A township tour would is also an excellent experience.

Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park on the way to Plet.
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May 26th, 2005, 12:46 PM
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In Plettenberg we liked The Med and Blue Bay Cafe - both seafood and grills.
In case you stay in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, I definitely recommend Jakes on Summerley in Kenilworth. At The Waterfront we enjoyed Baia (you pay extra if you want to sit outside!).
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May 26th, 2005, 01:11 PM
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Another recommendation for La Baia at the waterfront. It's been a few years since I visited S.A. but the 2 dinners we had there were memorable.
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May 27th, 2005, 03:17 AM
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In Cape Town we enjoyed Baia, Madama Zingara's and a number of others that I forget but that are in my trip report on this site.

You'll also find a number of other threads on Cape Town recommendations by doing a search.

If you visit the winelands from Cape Town I can strongly recommend Le Bon Vivant in Franschhoek which was just incredible.
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May 27th, 2005, 11:52 AM
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Another recommendation in case you're in the winelands is De Volkskombuis in Stellenbosch (Cape Malay cuisine).
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May 29th, 2005, 06:49 PM
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I was brought up in PE and return often.(I now live in the UK). I love the Old Austria and actually waitressed there many years ago to earn some extra money during my university vacation. The food is consistently good and the host, Peter, really friendly.

In Cape Town, head out to the winelands, especially Franschoek, and visit Le Petite Ferme or La Quartier Francais( LQF voted in the top 50 restaurants of the world. The food is sublime.

In Cape Town I enjoy the Five Flies, Blues, Bukhara and Magica Roma.
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