Garden Route Cafés & Eateries

The Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, indigenous forests, rivers and golden beaches. Show on Map

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Dine at Sand at The Plettenberg

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Looking for somewhere to indulge a little bit over a meal? Then why not book yourself a meal at Sand at the five star graded The Plettenberg. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner ...

Pembreys Bistro

Where? Knysna
Pembreys is one of those fantastic restaurants where the menu is created by a passionate trained chef / owner, with overtones of European influences, with the richness of classic French cuisine - and a massive ...

The Fat Fish Restaurant

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Fat Fish is not only one of Plett’s favourite seafood restaurants because of its location at Central Beach - the seafood is delectable and unforgettable. Walk straight off the beach and order a cocktail ...

34 Tapas & Oysters

Where? Knysna
The origin of tapas is fabled to have been in ancient Spain, when King Alfonso X firmly believed that drinking wine accompanied by small dishes of food cured his illness. So convinced was he that he ordered ...

Old Townhouse Restaurant

Where? George
The Old Townhouse Restaurant occupies George’s Town Meeting Hall, which was built in 1848. This gives it an old-school charm and timeless elegance. Hosts and owners, Janet and Bryan, have a hands-on ...


Where? Kareedouw
An al fresco dining area specializing in gourmet braai (barbeque) and potjie (cooking pot placed on coals) evenings, E’lapa is the exciting new addition to the trio of restaurants at the lodge. Linked to ...

Die Gieter Deli

Where? Knysna
Die Gieter is a South African deli situated in the heart of the Garden Route, on the Phantom Pass Road in Knysna. The locally sourced ingredients are of utmost importance to the chef, who demands only the ...

The Blue Shed Coffee Roastery

Where? Mossel Bay
The eclectic, rustic vibe of the Blue Shed Coffee Roastery is a delightful ambience in which to savour the rich flavours of some of the best coffee to be found in Mossel Bay. As part of the Garden Route, ...

Serendipity Restaurant

Where? Wilderness
Upmarket and chic with an emphasis on unforgettable gourmet food, Serendipity stands out as an experience that cannot be missed! Executive chef, Lizelle Stolze is crowned with numerous awards and ...

Picassos Restaurant

Where? George
George is a delightful holiday hotspot situated on the Garden Route, which extends between the provinces of the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape of South Africa. It is known for its great landscapes, and the ...

Lunar Cafe

Where? Knysna
Lunar Café is nestled within the ever-abuzz Knysna Mall in the centre of this small coastal town. Being situated along the world-renowned Garden Route, Knysna is a popular tourist destination in its own right, ...

Cafe Havana

Where? Mossel Bay
Cafe Havana celebrates Cuban style with a bustling party atmosphere, bright and colourful decor, traditional Cuban dishes, a cigar lounge and cocktail deck. Based off the main road, the Cafe feeds off the ...

The Lighthouse Restaurant

Where? Mossel Bay
Located at a lighthouse at the wave’s edge, The Lighthouse is one of the most spectacularly situated restaurants along the Garden Route. A delectable selection of South African favourites awaits you on the ...

La Locanda

Where? George
The first thing that any lover of Italian cuisine will know, is that La Locanda is owned and run by Italians! A feast of antipasti, insalate and zuppe, primi and secondi awaits you at this family run Italian ...

Cafe Z

Where? Knysna
Café Z, or Zachary’s, is a laid-back restaurant that is passionate about using only the freshest ingredients. In fact, it was one of the first restaurants to introduce the concept of taking ingredients ...

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