Shisanyama and waffles: Unforgettable eats on the KZN South Coast

Shisanyama and waffles: Unforgettable eats on the KZN South Coast

If you want to explore the KZN South Coast's diverse culinary scene, where fresh ocean catches mingle with vibrant African spices, we’ve got the perfect guide.

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The KZN South Coast isn't just for beach bums anymore. It's a haven for hungry explorers! Get ready to tantalise your taste buds with everything from sizzling shisanyama to decadent desserts. 

Here's your foodie roadmap:

Kayla-Ann's (1 Pienaar Rd, Pennington, 4184): Fresh, seasonal ingredients become masterpieces on a plate. Prepare to be impressed!

The Oceanic (29 Princess Elizabeth Dr, Port Shepstone, Durban, 4240): This swanky beachfront spot offers upmarket fare with a view. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a celebratory lunch.

C-Bali Restaurant (St Michael's on Sea, 1 Bay Rd, Shelly Beach, Margate, 4265): Asian fusion with ocean views? Yes, please! Sushi, cocktails, and good vibes await.

Busy Corner Shisanyama (Emalangeni): Dive into the heart of African culture with fire-grilled meats and a lively atmosphere.

Feje Restaurant (32 Commercial Rd, Umtentweni, Port Shepstone): Experience Zulu cuisine at its finest, with a touch of luxury and refreshing drinks.

The Waffle House (Lot 839 Marine Dr, Ramsgate, Margate, 4285): Forget fad diets, these fluffy Belgian waffles are pure, delicious happiness.

Bonus Bites:

Resu-Wrecked Heron (
Abrams Rd, Kelso, 4183): Catch the game, live music, and delicious pub fare (with a killer view!) on this "ferry" turned pub.

Hala Lisa Restaurant (Nkanyezini Area Ward 22, Murchison, Port Shepstone, 4250): Zulu cuisine with a twist! Try their famous Umgxabhiso (tripe) and embrace the spirit of ubuntu.

Cappello (Shop number 22, Southcoast Mall, Izotsha Rd, Shelly Beach, Margate, 4265): Signature burgers, mouthwatering pastas, and oceanfront relaxation. Capello is the perfect vacay meal!

This is just a taste (pun intended) of the KZN South Coast's culinary scene. So pack your appetite for adventure and get ready to eat your way through paradise.

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