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Coastal Food Gems to try this December

What could be better than a day filled with sun, sea, and amazing food? Set aside a day this holiday season to take a trip along South Africa’s magnificent coastlines to discover these stunning hidden restaurant gems.

By Taryn Wilson


Ons Huisie

Settled right on the beachfront in Blouberg with views of Robben Island, this traditional restaurant brings local home-cooked meals and delicious seafood delights together beautifully.


Experience luxury at its finest with an exclusive and breath-taking view of Camps Bay beach while enjoying Mediterranean-inspired meals.

Live Bait

Get a fresh take on seafood meals in authentic and beachy restaurant locations in Muizenberg and Kalk Bay.


Something Good Roadhouse

Find something for everyone at this family-owned gem in Summerstrand. From surfer vibes to amazing cocktails, you’re bound to feel right at home on the beach.

This is Eat

If you need to make a quick stop along your road trip, this is the best place for a quick munch of delicious seafood at amazing prices!

Ginger Restaurant

For those who enjoy some more extravagant dining, Ginger restaurant on PE’s Summerstrand provides a relaxing setting, gourmet foods, and some of the best ocean views.


Havana Grill

With the ultimate surf and turf meals, as well as stunning beach views of Durban’s Suncoast Beach, this stunning Cuban-themed restaurant is the place to be for great sundowners!

Cafe Jiran

Make a stop here for some of the best coffee you’ve ever had, while taking a leisurely stroll along Durban’s famous Promenade.

Lighthouse Bar

Dive right into the full ocean-theme of this Lighthouse restaurant along Umhlanga beach with gorgeous themed interiors, live music, cocktails and, of course, fantastic food!


Nemo’s Restaurant

Experience the feeling of being submerged in this ship-style restaurant with portholes, a stylish interior and incredible seafood meals.

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