South Coast Tourism Cuisine

There’s more to the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, than just the activities and attractions that I’ve reported on previously – there’s the food too, writes Des Langkilde.

In the June edition I wrote about the activities that I experienced during my jam-packed post-Indaba media FAM trip itinerary hosted by Ugu South Coast Tourism. Namely Fun Boat Rides with C-Freaks, Beach Horse Rides with Selsdon Park Estate, and Zip Lines with Lake Eland Game Reserve. In July, the attractions, namely S’khumba Crafts, Pistols Saloon, and Mac Banana. This month, I’ll cover the best part of any tourism destination – the food!

South-Coast-Tourism-Cuisine-CompThe Waffle House

If you think waffles are just for desserts – think again! The Waffle House in Ramsgate has turned the humble waffle into a culinary art. From breakfast toppings to savoury or sweet toppings, their waffles are available in gluten, dairy and egg free options. Baaie Lekker!

Read our Restaurant Review on page 29 in the August edition HERE or read the online post HERE.

Visit or to book call +27 (0)39 314 9424.

Blue Lagoon Restaurant

Situated on Ramsgate’s blue flag beach, the Blue Lagoon Restaurant is apparently renowned by locals for its seafood menu. As the evening when I visited was a bit chilly, I ignored the seafood and opted instead for the Oxtail with mash, which was tender and perfectly spiced in a rich red wine sauce. My colleagues opted for the 500g rump steak, and the Eisbein, which is grilled crispy, and served with mash and sauerkraut. This restaurant’s recipe for success; location (right on the beach), atmosphere, fantastic food, value for money menu, and efficient service.

For reviews see TripAdvisor or to book call +27 (0)39 314 4149.

Leopards Rock Lookout Chalets, Coffee Shop / Restaurant

Leopard Rock Lookout’s restaurant deck overlooks the spectacular Umzimkulu River Valley at Oribi Gorge – a perfect setting for homemade country fare, prepared by hosts Sue and Andries Bruwer. Unfortunately I missed dinner and lunch, but the English breakfast (included in the accommodation rate) was a wholesome serving – it comes with sausages, bacon, eggs, toast, tomatoes – the works!

Visit or to book call +27 (0)74 124 0902.

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