Knysna’s gastronomy has much to offer: by simple, South African cooking in the pub up to the elegant six course dinner in the elegant gourmet restaurant in perfect environment. The friendly hospitality of restaurant owners and their employees, as well as the culinary delights leave no wish unfulfilled the guest. Knysna’s gastronomy has much to offer; from simple, South African home-style cooking in the pub, to the tastful 6-course menu in the elegant gourmet restaurant in the most beautiful surroundings. The generous hospitality of the restaurant owners and their staff as well as the culinary delicacies leaves nothing to be desired.
Impala, kudu or springbok – world famous oysters and seafood
The South Africans love meat: steaks, chicken, ostrich or boerewors – a delicious spicy sausage made from beef and lamb. No braai is complete without a periperi chilli sauce, baked sweet potato or pumpkin slices, squashes and butternuts are popular. Knysna is famous for the very best oysters. But also seafood, marine fish and calamares are absolutely delicious. A local traditional dish: the Bobotie, a casserole stuffed with minced meat and topped with custard, seasoned with one of the Cape Malay Curries and of course Biltong: In the past, the Voortrekkers ate the popular dried meat snack in the covered wagon. Today you get it cut into handy slices or as whole pieces.
Great selection for beer- liqueurs- and wine lovers
The South Africans love a cooled Windhoek lager from Namibia, formerly German-Southwest Africa. From the fruit of the Marula tree comes the taste of another South African specialty, the Amarula liqueur.
Wine lovers will find many of wonderful wines in South Africa:
Knysna’s neighboring community Plettenberg Bay is the smallest wine-growing region in South Africa and covers only 58 hectares of the 100,000 hectares that are cultivated nationwide. This wine region is the country’s easternmost wine route. Plett’s first vineyard, Bramon, was born in 2000. Today there are 16 well-established vineyards on this picturesque stretch of the Garden Route, between Harkerville and the Crags.
In addition to the typical South African varieties Pinotage or Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Merlot, Malbec and Pinot Noir are also grown