Fodor's Expert Review Muisbosskerm

$$$$ Elands Bay South African Fodor's Choice

For the true flavor of West Coast life, come to this open-air seafood restaurant on the beach south of Lambert's Bay. You'll watch fish cooked over blazing fires, snoek smoked in an old drum covered with burlap, and bread baked in a clay oven. Prepare to eat as much as you can of the fixed-price meal, using your hands or mussel shells as spoons. Be sure to try some of the local specialties like bokkoms (pungent dried fish) and waterblommetjiebredie (water-flower stew). Crayfish cost extra, but don't order them unless you have an enormous appetite. The restaurant consists of nothing more than a circular boma (enclosure) of packed muisbos (a local shrub whose name means "mouse bush") and haphazardly arranged benches and tables.

South African Casual Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Elands Bay Rd.
Elands Bay, Western Cape  8130, South Africa


Known For:
  • Fish sizzles on grills and in giant pots
  • You won't find a more laid-back setting
  • It's all-you-can-eat

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