South Africa's beer selection includes the local SA Brewery products Castle, Hansa, Black Label and Amstel. The Namibian Windhoek and Tafel imports are also very popular together with a wide range of foreign imports.
Braaivleis translates as barbecued meat. The braai is an institution in South Africa and is almost always complimented with several drinks.
Boerewors is a South African type of sausage. It's like a staple in South Africa and is almost always available at a braai.
The Western Cape of South Africa has some excellent red and white wines produced. Many wine estates are open for visits, purchases and tastings by visitors and locals alike. Some of the estates are absolutely beautiful, particularly the older ones with old homesteads and cellars. Franschoek, Stellenbosch, Robertson and Paarl are of particular interest.
Cap Classique is South Africa's very own Champagne made using the traditional Methode Champagnoise. There are some really good ones using the standard pinot noir and chardonnay combinations.
Chapman's Peak Hotel
Located in Hout Bay, this hotel restaurant offers the freshest calamari pan-fried in a garlic butter sauce. Very affordable and well worth a visit.
Being so close to the coast one would expect the seafood to be of a great quality and standard. Feast on crayfish, lobster, mussels, calamari and prawns. A local favourite is a salty fish called snoek - smoked, grilled or fried, have some but look out for the bones.
Biltong is dried meat. You can also get dried boerewors called droewors. Beef is probably the most commonly used meat but game such as kudu, springbok and impala is also widely used. It's a great snack.
Pies are available almost aeverywhere. In supermarkets, rest stops, fast food joints and several other places there are pies.
Potjiekos is a popular meaty South African type of stew done in a steel pot called a potjie on an open fire called a braai. It's slow cooked with chicken, beef or lamb and is usually accommpanied by a few drinks.
Bobotie is a Cape Malay dish made of rice, minced beef, egg and sultanas. It is really good and great with some extra chutney.
Rusks are cooked oats, nuts ad berries usually eaten at breakfast or as a snack and dipped in coffee. They are rock hard so the dipping in coffee is advised.
Koeksisters are honey dipped twirls of dough. Great little treat.
A cheap, popular and easy dessert, milktart is a little pie with a creamy milk filling.