A quaint little restaurant situated conveniently along the N2 highway in close proximity to Storms River, Tsitsikamma Gardens Restaurant is a welcoming stop exactly halfway between Port Elizabeth and George. Here you will find anything from home cooked South African meals such as Bobotie to lighter lunches such as quiche and toasted sandwiches.
This gem can easily be passed by and before you know it, you end up missing the most delicious venison pie and you will have to settle for a garage pie at Storms River petrol station. At Tsitsikamma Gardens Restaurant, you can park your car in the shade and take a stroll through the beautiful garden or relax on the ‘stoep’ while sipping on the homemade Ice Tea.
Or maybe you were adventurous and tired yourself out on one of the many activities the area has to offer. The refreshing garden salad, all locally harvested from the farm, will freshen you up again. The welcoming faces upon your arrival will make you feel at home and you get a sense of calmness when you take in the surroundings of the indigenous forest, farmlands and mountains.
What better way to celebrate your birthday or have a big function in such a beautiful setting, than by making a group booking where the owner will dish up some specialities and set the table to create the feeling of a 3 star restaurant.
Although this establishment is fairly new, it feels like this has been your regular stop for years. The prices are good and the facilities are excellent. This is truly an undiscovered gem. With a well stablished garden with green grass, a VW Beatle and a kiddies bike among the other equipment in the kiddies playground, this is definitely a children friendly stop where parents can relax and let the kids tire themselves out for the road ahead.
Whether you are passing by or need a break to sit down and rest a while, whether it is for a coffee, a beer or a juice, savoury or sweet treats, you are sure to find something to your liking at this restaurant. Make sure you browse through the selection of homemade biscuits and jams and take some with when you are heading to your final destination.
This stop sure makes the journey longer and the road shorter. You are certain to leave here with a heavy heart as you are already planning your next trip and making sure that you stop here again. This is a stop that every traveler along the route has to make. You will not regret it.
Their trading hours are 08:00 until 17:00 daily. Bookings for big groups for functions can be made by phoning the restaurant on +27 (0)72 809 7891
Find them at S 33° 58.981 E 024° 01.823
Note: Try their coffee/tea and cake special for R40, it is divine!
GUEST WRITER: Inge