Best African Restaurants in South Africa

Eike

$$$$ 50 Dorp Street, 7600, Stellenbosch
African Casual Dining
An intimate space in an oak-beamed building with just 30 seats, Eike is a giant of Cape Town's gourmet scene. Bertus Basson, at the helm of six other African restaurants, delves deep into his childhood memories in experimental set menus that celebrate local ingredients and culture.

Lingela Restaurant

$$$$ Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, 63 Snell Parade, North Beach, 4001, Durban
African International Casual Dining
Open seven days a week for dinner, The Lingela is one of the top traditional buffet restaurants in the country that offers a variety of dishes to suit every palate. From live-action cooking of the most delectable meat cuts, seafood, and stir-fry to a palatable range of roasts from the carvery, Durban curries, and casseroles, the choice is exceptional, and the quality is superb.

Helena's Restaurant @ Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel And Spa

$$$$ 33 Church St, Stellenbosch Central, 7600, Stellenbosch
African International Fine dining
Helena's Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs aims to serve heritage food with finesse, often with subtle twists in detail, thereby turning the familiar into the spectacular. The menu is designed to reflect the bounty of the Boland, with a specific emphasis on freshness and food provenance.

Roca Restaurant At Dieu Donne Vineyards

$$$$ Franschhoek, 7690, Franschhoek
African French International European Fine dining
R oca Restaurant At Dieu Donne Vineyards is a hidden gem located at the Roca on Dieu Donne translated as Rock on God-Given Land. This becomes apparent on first observing the iconic views of the Franschhoek Valley from the upper deck of the double-volume Roca Restaurant, Serving scrumptious African, French, European and International cuisines.

GOLD Restaurant

$$$$ 15 Bennett St, Green Point, 8005, Cape Town
African Tunisian Casual Dining
GOLD Restaurant in Cape Town offers an authentic African experience. So much more than just an African restaurant, a night at GOLD is an immersive experience that will take you on a 14-dish taste safari paired with traditional Mali puppets and entertainment.

The Sanctuary Restaurant

$$$$ 45 Kloof Street Situated Inside Kloof Street Hotel, Gardens, 8001, Cape Town
African Elegant & Chic
Situated in the heart of Kloof Street, Cape Town's most loved destination for wining and dining and boasting magnificent vistas of Cape Town's iconic mountains. The rooftop pool deck provides an inviting space to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif, a local craft beer, an outstanding South African wine or a refreshing cocktail before dinner. Trendy alfresco or indoor dining: natural in décor, vibrant in personality. Whether it be lounging indoors with a coffee, tucking into a dry-aged steak, pasta or burger, indulging in a delectable dessert or enjoying a refreshing cocktail on the rooftop pool deck; we welcome you to discover one of Cape Town’s culinary favourites.

Double Dutch Rooftop Bar & Eatery

$$ 16 Desmond Rd, Kramerville, 2090, Johannesburg
African International Casual Dining
Double Dutch Kramerville is more than just a restaurant; it's a culinary experience that harmonises two distinct food cultures. Its innovative menu, inviting ambience, and excellent service make it a must-visit for both locals and tourists in Johannesburg. Double Dutch offers an environment that caters to all, whether you're looking for a unique dining experience, a relaxed night out, or a vibrant place to meet with friends. At Double Dutch, traditional Dutch cuisine meets South African flavours to create a unique culinary experience. The restaurant's menu is rooted in classic Dutch dishes reimagined and infused with locally sourced South African ingredients. Double Dutch boasts a hip and contemporary atmosphere, reflective of its Kramerville location. The restaurant's interior combines urban industrial and classic Dutch design elements with high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a blend of rustic and modern furniture. The space is adorned with art pieces that pay homage to Dutch and South African culture, contributing to its vibrant yet cosy ambience.
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