Little Karoo Traditional Restaurants

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Bosvark in Calitzdorp

Bosvark

Calitzdorp South African restaurant in Calitzdorp

Bosvark offers rustic charm, inviting the outdoor in. A tranquil and laid-back atmosphere is what you will find here. A British pub feel set against the backdrop of breathtaking scenery is what awaits. A great Karoo-style menu, and a great beverage and wine list is available.

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant in Oudtshoorn

Buffelsdrift Game Lodge Restaurant

Oudtshoorn Country restaurant in Oudtshoorn

Peruse the delicious a la carte and buffet menu brimming with local cuisine and excellent award winning wines. Dine in rustic elegance framed by exposed beams and low ambient lighting with soft copper hue tables draped in traditional patterned tablecloths. Buffelsdrift specialises in local Karoo cuisine complimented by homemade preserves, chutney, pickles, fresh produce, herbs and bread. The grand fireplace adds cosy warmth to cold winter evenings and French doors invite the balmy summer evenings in extending out onto the wooden deck. Wrap the senses in soothing surrounds and delicious cuisine enchanted by the occasional call of the wild at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge in Oudtshoorn.

Clarke of The Karoo in Barrydale

Clarke of The Karoo

Barrydale South African restaurant in Barrydale

Set in the poster town of Barrydale guided by a landmark wind pump, Clarke of The Karoo seduces the palate with traditional Karoo cuisine infused with Mediterranean twists. Dishes spill off the menu boasting delights such as Karoo oysters, Cape Malay bobotie, legendary Karoo Lamb curry served with papadoms and a vast array of sambals, Whitebait and roasted vegetable bruchetta served with balsamic reduction. Speciality sandwiches and homemade burgers available on the menu with pan-seared Yellowfin Tuna a specialty request when available. Enjoy fresh organic salads, traditional dishes, and a warm inviting ambiance. Winter invites log fires and homemade soups at this favourite stopover on Route 62.

De Opstal Restaurant in Oudtshoorn

De Opstal Restaurant

Oudtshoorn Game restaurant in Oudtshoorn

Exuding classic country style décor and relaxing ambiance centred around a log burning fire and ornate artefacts, De Opstal graces the palate with tastefully prepared dishes. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks before perusing the 4-course set dinner menu boasting delights such as smoked venison (Springbok) carpaccio served on a bed of lettuce with croutons, cream cheese and a drizzle of aged balsamic for starters. The sizzling aroma of Karoo Lamb cutlets overwhelms the senses, hardwood grilled, served with spiced potato wedges and fresh garden vegetables. Conclude the meal with a traditional Little Karoo, a platter for 2 brimming with koeksisters, walnut fudge, amarula crème brûlée and truffles. Die Opstal invites hearty farm style breakfasts and tantalising set dinners in a spacious setting the embraces relaxation and the art of cooking classic Karoo cuisine.

De Oude Meul in Oudtshoorn

De Oude Meul

Oudtshoorn South African restaurant in Oudtshoorn

Perched on the banks of the Grobbelaars River, De Oude Meul caters for lunch and dinner in a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. This tranquil escape offers traditional cuisine on an a la carte and buffet menu complemented by some of the best local wines. Dine on succulent Ostrich and Venison paired with excellent wine.

De Oude Pastorie Ladismith in Ladismith

De Oude Pastorie Ladismith

Ladismith Italian restaurant in Ladismith

The Oude Pastorie building in Ladismith now has a new face, and has become a great stop for hungry travelers on the R62. Here you're welcomed by Izak and Helna van Rooyen, with their homemade bread and delicacies. The building consists of a wine tasting room, gift shop and farm shop.

Die Dorphuis in Calitzdorp

Die Dorphuis

Calitzdorp South African restaurant in Calitzdorp

Housed in a historic building dating back to the late 1800’s, this quaint little establishment is renowned for traditional fare. Die Dorphuis boasts tasty ostrich meals and daily breakfasts that pack a punch alongside languid lunches and relaxing dinners. Diners peruse the comprehensive menu starting with breakfast comprising of a breakfast platter brimming with bacon, eggs, tomato, sausage, toast & jams. Lunch calls for Ostrich goulash with salad or vegetables or lighter meals such as crispy toasted sandwiches followed by devilish waffles with ice cream or cream for desert. Dine amidst beautiful gardens in the poster town of Calitzdorp off Route 62 for a welcoming break from the scenic road.

Em'S in Barrydale

Em'S

Barrydale South African restaurant in Barrydale

Enjoy the heavenly aroma of freshly baked cakes and pies before wetting the appetite with a delicious range of cakes, tarts, pies, local homemade preserves and jams. Stock up on imported German products such as Pumpernickel bread and Bismark Herrings in tomato sauce and a selection of cold meats or decadent local cheeses such as goat's cheese with grappa, nuts and chocolate or olives and dried apricots. Visit Em's in the picturesque village of Barrydale, located just off the famous scenic Route 62.

Jam Tarts Restaurant in Barrydale

Jam Tarts Restaurant

Barrydale South African restaurant in Barrydale

Dressed in offbeat mosaics and old jam can chandeliers, Jam Tarts Restaurant serves all day breakfasts, delicious wood fired pizzas and frothy milkshakes to mention a few. Spoil the palate with real home food, local seasonal dishes and fabulous jams spread over crunchy bread complimented by a local wine list or corkage. From crunchy salads, succulent steaks to naughty jams, Jam Tarts Restaurant offers a quirky alternative to country dining.

Joubert-Tradauw Alfresco Deli in Barrydale

Joubert-Tradauw Alfresco Deli

Barrydale South African restaurant in Barrydale

Joubert-Tradauw Alfresco Deli overlooks the majestic Langeberge and vineyards on the famous Route 62 in Klein Karoo. Located in the picturesque village of Barrydale exuding a Mediterranean style kitchen and rustic décor, Joubert-Tradauw inspires dreamy cuisine with traditional Karoo tapas platters. The platters comprise of fruit from the farms such as fresh figs, nectarines, Kakamas peaches, plums and pears, served with cranberries, nuts, sunflower seeds and mint. Side portions of rosemary and lemon chicken; a small bobotie with onion relish, stewed fruit and almonds; "patat" with honey; beetroot with feta and herbs; tzatsiki with pumpkin seeds, home-baked breads stuffed with olives and nutty seed loaves browned with molasses garnish the platter. Homemade delights entice with tapenade, onion relish, balsamic reduction, fig pâté, pesto, fragrant apricot jam and tomato chilli jam with homemade plum, fig, peach, quince and pear preserves. Make sure to leave space for the decadent chocolate cake served with a juicy green fig or delicate lemon meringue cheesecake. Dine alfresco under the vine-covered veranda or inside next to the crackling winter fire delighting in decadent fare and breathtaking vistas at Joubert-Tradauw Alfresco Deli.

Koffie Huis in Barrydale

Koffie Huis

Barrydale South African restaurant in Barrydale

Start the morning with an authentic farmhouse breakfast laden with freshly baked bread, butter, jam and cheese flanked by flapjacks layered with bacon, egg and steaming pot of coffee or tea. Dine on the rustic stoep overlooking generous views or on the lawn scattered with rustic picnic tables. When the cold winter sets in, Koffie Huis wraps up with head to toe blankets and a steamy cup of coffee. Koffie Huis inspires traditional hospitality, ambiance and décor reminiscent of true farm living welcomed by quirky enamel coffee mugs strung together setting the mood for something unique and unexpected.

Mez in Barrydale

Mez

Barrydale Fusion restaurant in Barrydale

The blue and white exterior dressed in Geranium window boxes invites a fusion of Mediterranean cuisine touched with Karoo hospitality. A tapestry of vibrant colors and Moroccan décor sets the mood against a backdrop of murals, authentic artwork, whimsical chandeliers, Persian rugs and hand sown batikked scatter cushions. This unpretentious restaurant welcomes with spicy aromas and exotic cuisine. Exuding a friendly, personal atmosphere and authentic culture, Mez wets the appetite with decadent fusion cuisine. Enjoy colorful tapas brimming with freshly baked bread, garlicky humus, smoky harissa, feta and olives. Blackboard specials such as braised, citrus leg of lamb intoxicate the senses with the likes of Spanish chicken, chorizo cooked in sherry, smoked paprika and chilli, or a delicately spiced veggie platter running for second place. Enjoy a complimenting glass of wine displayed on the small blackboard followed by a few scoops of the signature rosewater ice cream sprinkled with sweet Moroccan-spiced nuts for desert. Mez Restaurant transports the palate through the spice-laden markets of Morocco in the heart of Barrydale off the famous Route 62.

Ocean Basket Oudtshoorn in Oudtshoorn

Ocean Basket Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn Seafood restaurant in Oudtshoorn

Ocean Basket is a popular South African restaurant offering hearty, fresh seafood at affordable prices. The extensive menu caters for all tastes, and even for the little ones. All main meals come with either stir fry, rice, chips or salad. The fun, vibrant kids’ meals like ‘Mermaids Calamari Rings’ and ‘Captain Hook’s Prawns’ will make sure your brood is satisfied and healthy. There are also great seafood platters on offer and mouth-watering sushi, maki, sashimi and fashion sandwiches.

Santa Fe Spur in Oudtshoorn

Santa Fe Spur

Oudtshoorn South African restaurant in Oudtshoorn

There are over 237 local Spur steak branches and 28 international ones. Spur offers hearty and satisfying meals with great value for money. The steak ranch is famous for their classic burgers made from AAA-grade beef, served with the crispiest chips and Spur’s own recipe for the tastiest onion rings. Every branch is lively, vibrant and incredibly family friendly. There is a kiddies menu and a lovely entertainment area for children. The food is generously portioned, extremely tasty and brilliantly priced.

Simply Food in Barrydale

Simply Food

Barrydale International restaurant in Barrydale

Simply Food delights with a cheery ambiance and simple menu offering scrumptious cuisine and heavenly bakes. Immerse the senses in food filled with taste explosions and quality ingredients over a long breakfast sampling croissants filled with creamy French-style scrambled eggs, or lunches of freshly baked quiches and wraps filled with prawn and sweet chilli cream cheese. The menu offers contemporary/international fare that delights the palate with scrumptious cuisine in a cheery setting off the scenic escape, Route 62.

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