South African food is packed full of punch and flavour. Most traditional dishes don't leave the kitchen unless they contain some starch, meat, fish and a healthy helping of herbs and spices. If you’re a fussy eater, don't panic. There are plenty of beef-based dishes, traditional curry, and broths available. If you want to get a real taste of South Africa, you'll want to try the authentic bobotie. Spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping, bobotie is commonly served with yellow rice, slices of banana and a side of chutney.
For your meat fix, braai, translating into barbecue, is a famous Cape Town dish made with beef steak, spiced sausage and pork chops or for something both sweet and savoury, try vetkoek, a fried doughnut stuffed with minced meat or any cold meats for that matter.
With its beautiful wine farms, locally brewed beers and a range of different teas, you'll find plenty of refreshment in the rainbow nation.