South African Dishes

South Africa is renowned for its rich culinary legacy, which combines influences from many different cultures and geographical areas. Here are a few of South Africa’s top dishes that you must taste. When travelling to South Africa, be sure to reserve your rental car with Kenings and take advantage of the excellent cuisine and various cultures.


a customary South African barbeque that involves grilling meat, such as steak, chicken, lamb chops, or boerewors (a spicy sausage). Side dishes like pap (maize porridge) and chakalaka (spicy vegetable relish) are frequently served with them.


a traditional Cape Malay meal made of spicy ground beef or lamb combined with onions, breadcrumbs, and an egg-based coating. It is roasted until golden and served with chutney, yellow rice, and raisins.


a well-known snack that originated in Durban. A loaf of bread has been hollowed out, and inside is a curry—usually a chicken, mutton, or bean curry. It’s a filling dish with lots of flavours.


a form of game or beef that has been dried and cured; related to beef jerky. It is a popular snack in South Africa and is renowned for its flavorful, chewy texture.


a tasty sausage cooked with a combination of beef, pork, and seasonings. It is a standard at social gatherings and sporting events and is typically prepared on the braai (barbecue).


a slow-cooked stew with Dutch influences that uses a potjie, a three-legged cast-iron cooking vessel. It often consists of a mix of meats, veggies, and spices and produces a tasty and filling dish.


a dessert made with apricot jam, butter, sugar, and cream that is sweet and sticky. Locals love it and it’s frequently served warm with custard or ice cream.


This fragrant curry, which draws inspiration from the Cape Malay culture, blends sweet and savoury flavours. It is frequently eaten with rice or roti and contains components like spices, coconut milk, and dried fruit.


typical fried bread dough with a crispy exterior and a soft interior. It is frequently consumed as a snack or stuffed with different savoury ingredients like mince, cheese, or jam.


a sweet pastry that is fashioned from twisted dough, fried until golden, and then dipped in syrup. In South Africa, people enjoy them as a pleasure.

These are just a few of the many delectable cuisines that are available in South Africa. A wonderful approach to experiencing a country’s culture and culinary traditions is to explore the local food.

Be sure to book your vehicle today with Kenings and enjoy the diverse cultures and amazing foods in South Africa.


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