It might seem like everyone is gearing up for the ultra long weekend, making plans to head out of town or spend hours in the kitchen creating master chef recipes for Easter. If you are one of the many of us who is looking forward to a mini staycation, there are still restaurants across South Africa who will keep their doors open just for you.
Johannesburg and Pretoria:
Saigon Suzy – Rock-n-roll atmosphere with Asian inspired flavours.
La Vie en Rose – A secret garden to sneak away to for the afternoon.
The Greenside Cafe – A vegan paradise that serves good greens with a side of mindfulness.
Bolton Road Collection – Beautiful decor, delicious coffee and good modern dishes.
Che Argentine Grill – Meat, meat, meat.
Old Town Italy Pretoria – A unique combination of market-style stalls and food counters, including a fully-fledged restaurant.
Life Grand Café Pretoria – Upmarket and elegant.
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Nolio – Passionate Italian in the heart of Richmond Hill.
Frederick & Son – A casual artsy spot with creative comfort food.
Cape Town and surrounds:
Spice Route – Choose one of the handful of restaurants, bars or bites on the massive estate.
Tabago’s at the Radisson Blu – Stunning views of the Cape Town harbour and a massive buffet brunch.
The Vineyard Hotel – A beautiful hotel restaurant tucked away in the leafy suburbs of Newlands.
The V & A Waterfront – All the choices and open late.
Pastis – A jazzy atmosphere with French cooking.
Durban and surrounds:
The Lighthouse Bar at the Oysterbox – Stunning luxurious views and good for romance.
Dropkick Murphy’s – Good atmosphere, burgers and bar food.
Circus Circus Beach Café – Bay of Plenty – Something for everyone like salads, steaks, seafood, pasta and curries.
The Yellowwood Cafe – Wholesome country food in the wonderful setting of Howick.