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joknecht Apr 18, 2012 02:51 PM

New York City foodies will be spending a couple of weeks in SA soon, going from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth along the Garden route. Although the discussion seems quite lively on good Capetown restaurants, there doesn't seem to be anything else written for other cities and towns. (except Johannesburg). Would appreciate any and all suggestions, especially places off the beaten track worth beating a track to.

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    Mike R. RE: joknecht Apr 25, 2012 07:16 AM

    Don't leave Knysna without at least one breakfast or lunch at "Ile de Pain"...artisanal everything!

    http://www.iledepain.co.za/

    Check older postings from 2009 forward...more discussion occurred then due to the 2010 World Cup run-up.

    Just a quick note about your route to PE - If you are going roundtrip, the topography and countryside along Route 1 and Route 62 and / or 620 thru Paarl, Montagu, Robertson, Ladysmith and Oudtshoorn is really special. Montagu has a large dried fruits factory and store, nice to walk around. Ladysmith has an extremely colorful cafe just as you pull into town - serves all the native dishes. I found the backroads far more intriguing than the "Garden Route".

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