World Cup: Where to eat

2010-06-12 11:18

Bra Joe’s Butchery on 15th Avenue, Alexandra. An informal braai spot to pick your steak, grill it and you can bring your own beer too. Ask your taxi driver or GPS it.


Harrie’s Pancakes in Graskop is a bit of a drive (90km) from Nelspruit, but the skies are high and the roads quiet. At this pancake joint you can get the best milkshake you’ve ever tasted as well as pancakes filled with anything from babotie mince to banana, cream and caramel .
013 767 1273

At the Ivory Pot get a selection of pukka African meals including pap and beef stew and home-slaughtered chicken, while rubbing shoulders with the locals who eat and drink here.
014 594 2906


The Block and Cellar in Melville Drive serves delicious steaks coupled with a great selection of South African wines. Close to Mimosa Mall, this local eatery is easily accessible for soccer fans.
051 444 4980

Cape Town
For the real Cape Malay deal head for Noonday Gun restaurant in Bo Kaap. If you are there at noon, you will hear the bang the place is named for. This family-run eatery boasts generous portions of babotie and skilpadjies, but there is no alcohol sold or allowed.
021 424 0529

Port Elizabeth
At Jeya Jazz Corner Tavern you can tuck into delicious mngqusho or whatever you like. Proprietor and cook Noxolo Sume will pretty much cook you anything your tummy desires.
041 454 7567 or 072 555 2582


Recommended by the locals and serving good boere kos is Bistrot BOERE’geoisie in Greenlyn Village, Menlo Park. On the menu are delicacies such as skilpadjies (spicy ground lamb’s liver wrapped in caul and grilled) as well as potjies of all kinds.
012 460 0264

At the Bokone Malapa Cultural Village you can sample a selection of traditional Pedi meals including Mopani worms, tripe and Pedi pap all served with Sesotho beer.
015 295 2432

The Royal Hotel, a grand old dame in the centre of the city, is home to The Ulundi, which serves curries for every taste. Try the rotis and the selection of samoosas as an appetiser.
031 333 6174

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