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Suuring and Sow Thistles

Winter in Cape Town is a wildly gentle season. Freezes are rare in the peninsula city. Instead, the coolest months of the year are defined […]

CB on the Road

In South Africa, many roads lead to boerekos. We chose the N7, the tar artery connecting Cape Town and Namibia. After winter rains, the barren […]

BAPS Shayona

In a country where people gather around outdoor braais (barbecue grills), chowing down boerewors (farm sausage), steaks and walkie talkies (chicken feet and heads), most […]

Kalky’s

Fresh fish caught daily in the icy Atlantic Ocean – this is the key to the longtime success of Kalky’s, the original fish and chips […]

Café Ganesh

In the late 1980s, Anthony Mlungisi Baker lived in Spain and other parts of Europe to dodge the military draft in South Africa.

Mariam’s Kitchen

In Cape Town, good eating is easy to find, but the best salomie – roti flatbread wrapped around curry – is worth searching for.

October 6, 2015

CB on the Road: Boerekos in South Africa’s Blommetjies

By Marie Viljoen
Cape Town -- In South Africa, many roads lead to boerekos. We chose the N7, the tar artery connecting Cape Town and Namibia. After winter rains, the barren land along the way – known as Namaqualand – bursts into spectacular, botanical hotspot bloom. The floral diversity here is unique. Read more
September 14, 2015

BAPS Shayona: Beyond the Braai

By Athena Lamberis
Cape Town -- In a country where people gather around outdoor braais (barbecue grills), chowing down boerewors (farm sausage), steaks and walkie talkies (chicken feet and heads), most would think a South African vegetarian would be an anomaly. Read more
August 12, 2015

Kalky’s: Fried Fish Paradise

By Athena Lamberis
Cape Town -- Fresh fish caught daily in the icy Atlantic Ocean – this is the key to the longtime success of Kalky’s, the original fish and chips restaurant in the seaside village of Kalk Bay, one of South Africa’s oldest working harbors. Read more