The best eco-restaurants in South Africa

Regional and healthy food in South Africa holidays. We show the best eco-friendly organic restaurants off the mainstream in Cape Town City.

South Africa, organic restaurants, holidays, sustainable tourism
Wild Peacock owner Sue & Ross Baker Image by Wild Peacock

Sustainable restaurants are opening up not only in Europe. This positive trend is also spreading in South Africa and opens up new ways for sustainable enjoyment for travelers.

Sustainable tourism in South Africa

The thought of the blazing light of South Africa arouses longing in Northern European souls. Africa's southern tip is not only attractive in terms of climate and landscape, it also fulfills all of your culinary desires.

There are many reasons for a trip to South Africa

Cape Town's restaurants are known for their excellent cuisine, great value for money, and their wonderful wines. Food handling is also special in many places. In Cape Town and the surrounding area, more and more restaurant owners rely on local organic products and attach importance to the fact that their business also has a positive impact on the community.

More sustainability in tourism and enjoyment. More and more organic restaurants are now making this possible in distant South Africa.

Our top 5 organic restaurants in Cape Town

  1. Wild Peacock, Stellenbosch
  2. The Pool Room, Oak Valley
  3. Seabreeze Fish & Shell, Bree Street
  4. The Table at Meye, Stellenbosch
  5. El Burro, Green Point, Newlands & Tamboerskloof

1. Wild Peacock, Stellenbosch

Mother Sue and son Ross Baker turned their passion into a profession when they opened their restaurant in 2013. Your mission: All products are organic and are obtained sustainably and directly from the environment. The use of micro herbs in the kitchen of Wild Peacock is also new and distinctive. The selection of cheeses is also exceptional.

By the way: Many products can be purchased in the associated Wild Peacock Products store.

2. The Pool Room, Oak Valley

“Farm-to-fork” is the principle behind The Pool Room's African cuisine. The products grow on the in-house farm. In Oak Valley, the cattle eat their grass in the wild meadow, the pigs are fed with acorns. The Pool Room scores with fresh delicacies and natural vegetables. Wines and picnics can also be enjoyed here. Reservation is recommended.

3. Seabreeze Fish & Shell, Bree Street

Not only do the fish that land on the plates in the Seabreeze Fish & Shell come from the domestic seas. The owners take care with their other suppliers and partners that they too take care of the well-being of the oceans. Except for the King Prawns, everything comes from the South African seas and the surrounding area.

4. The Table at de Meye, Stellenbosch

In the middle of the Stellenbosch vineyards there is pleasure for all the senses. The menu changes weekly, depending on what the in-house garden has to offer. The owners of The Table take a close look at their suppliers. Only regional and seasonal vegetables are used. So it is not surprising: The Table at de Meye is committed to building a better food system in South Africa.

5. El Burro, Green Point, Newslands & Tamboerskloof

Authentic Mexican cuisine will delight the palate. At three locations, the El Burro not only scores with Latin American specialties, but also with the fact that its restaurants use alternative energies. 60 percent of LED lights are already significantly reducing electricity consumption.

Further measures in the near future: Environmentally friendly heat pumps are replacing the old instantaneous water heaters. Small electrical appliances and lamps will soon also be powered by solar power.


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