Food and Drinks…
Restaurants abound! You WILL get everything here. South Africans are semi carnivorous by nature and you will be fed well and have BIG meals. Prices vary on where you go, but there are a few basics that you MUST try to say that you have been to South Africa
A braai which basically a barbeque with more meat than anyone can eat, garlic bread and potato salad. Always has other things too, but that disappears first,
Boerewors (pronounced b-ooh- ra- vors) – its just a beef sausage really, but with our own blend of spices which elevates it from sausage to cultural icon. You will find it at every braai, on the street corner from a vendor, in a fancy restaurant with some special sauce or another on it to make it expensive or while watching a rugby/cricket match. Its our hotdog equivalent.
Biltong Our jerky is raw air dried meat, smothered in spices and vinegar. Don’t insult it, you will upset the ENTIRE nation, regardless of colour or creed. It is a national treasure.
Boboetie – it is a Malay inspired dish – a meatloaf with a twist. Curry flavours raisons – sounds disgusting but it is to DIE for. Must be eaten with the traditional condiment – Mrs Balls Peach Chutney. Another South African favourite
Melktert – it’s a dessert and it’s a milk tart. Its an old Afrikaans lady thing and its DELICIOUS!
Wine – Some of the best wine estates (and believe me when I say that the list is ENDLESS) include Beyerskloof (Pinotage), Nederburg, Robertson, Jacobsdal, La Motte, Rijks.
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