The South African beer selection will satisfy just about an beer thirsty visitor. Your options will include Castle, Amstel, Hansa, Black Label and the Namibian Windhoek and Tafel.
Boerewors which means, farmer's sausage is a typical offering at any Braai. We like the Grabouw variety but there are plenty of different types to enjoy.
The Western Cape has excellent red and white wines to please even the pickiest of palettes. Most wine estates are open for visits and tastings during the week and weekends. The prices are good, the settings are beautiful and the wines are excellent. The Franschoek valley has a particularly good pedigree and is a popular wine tourism destination.
Cap Classique is South Africa's very own bubbly or Champagne. The traditional Methode Champagnoise is used to produce this excellent, dare we say it, "Champagne".
Salmon Trout is a local Franschoek speciality and is particularly good smoked.
Seafood while in the Western Cape is an absolute must. Try the calamari, crayfish, oysters, mussels, snoek and any other delight from the sea while here.
Biltong is dried meat. You can get all sorts, hot or mild. Beef, Springbok and Kudu are popular types. It is absolutely delicious.
In supermarkets, rest stops, fast food joints and several other places, you'll find pies. Not the healthiest of choices but they are affordable and filling while on the go.
A meaty South African type of stew done in a steel pot on an open fire called a braai. There are all sorts of recipes around and they are all particularly good on a cold winter's day. The longer it is cooked, the better.
Bobotie is a traditional South African dish made of rice, minced beef, egg and sultanas. It's a bit spicy and delicious, especially with some Mango chutney.
Milk tart and koeksisters, that's the really South African stuff.
Translated as barbecued meat - enjoy the red meat in this country - it's fresh and delicious!