The diversity of cultures in Nelson Mandela Bay together with its superb positioning makes it an interesting and exciting culinary destination. Home grown oysters and citrus, tender lamb shanks made with a rosemary and garlic sauce, Malay mutton curry served with basmati rice, patty pans and prickly pears, potjiekos and home made bread – what more could you want?
Silver cutlery, white linen and haute cuisine in a five star hotel; listening to the night sounds of the African bush while enjoying venison under the stars at a bush braai; sorghum beer and traditional African food in a noisy tavern during a township tour – this culinary diversity is not easy to beat!
Order ‘the catch of the day” (and an eloquent South African wine) at any seaside restaurant while looking over the bay or a juicy steak, jacket potato and a bottle of “red” from the friendly waiter in a buzzing family restaurant or enjoy a light pub lunch with a full bodied South African beer in a local pub - and we know you’ll be back for more!
A take away from a fast food restaurant is an easy option when you are in a hurry but every now and then you should take the time to relax with a good old cup of coffee and a piece of milk tart or a koeksister (or three). Nelson Mandela Bay restaurants add their unique flavour to dishes from around the world. Here, you can find anything from Al fredo pasta to seafood pizza and lamb shanks made with a traditional Greek sauce.
If you are feeling wild, you can try a zebra, buffalo or crocodile potjie made on a fire in the middle of the bush. A visit to the Bay will be incomplete without tasting a freshly made vetkoek smothered with your choice of home made jam and a cup freshly brewed rooibos tea. To get a taste of the traditional life, eat pap and sheba on a visit to a traditional village.
We welcome you to Nelson Mandela Bay, land of milk, honey, braaivleis, pap and sheba and incredible South African wine…..