South Africa

Restaurants in South Africa

Located in a restored Georgian-style house, Societi Bistro evokes a homelike atmosphere with exposed brick walls, worn wooden floors, and a bustling open kitchen.

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A recently opened Greek restaurant on the waterfront.

Because the Clifton Beaches area is a bedroom community, services are limited; the Clifton Beach House Restaurant is the only restaurant, located at the entrance to the 4th Beach.

Franschhoek native Reuben Riffel is one of South Africa’s most beloved and innovative chefs—and his namesake restaurant, set on the quaint main street of his hometown, is a showroom for his cuisine.

Head to Joburg's liveliest lunch spot, and take in the scene over the thyme and white wine-infused chicken pot pie, made fresh on order and served with crisp fries.

Distinguished as the only urban winery in South Africa, Signal Hill is housed in a two-story, colonial-style white stucco building dating back to 1771.

Set beneath dramatic trumpet-shaped light fixtures, this sleek café and bar specializes in traditional South African cuisine.

Though the nighttime views are lovely at this spare, modern 80-seat restaurant (set on the second floor of a Victorian, it has a glass-enclosed dining room that looks over twinkling city lights), the real eye candy here is culinary.

Located at the Bay Hotel, this upscale South African restaurant provides panoramic views of Camps Bay through a wall of sliding glass windows, which are kept open when the weather is pleasant.

Diners order sosaties (curried, skewered beef), braised springbok shank, and Ethiopian beef marinated in fenugreek, a clover-like herb, while taking in live African-influenced jazz and folk music.