There are few holidays to beat a road trip. The best kind have no departure times and often no predetermined destination. Just miles and miles of waiting to see what’s around the bend, such a great roadside eateries.

If you’ve seen our line-up of country restaurants in our Winter Issue 96 and can’t wait to get going, we have a few more to tempt you.

fraaicollageFraai Uitzicht, Klaasvoogds East

It must be something in the water in the Robertson; we’ve introduced you to Mo and Rose at Klaasvoogds West and now we’ve come across Fraai Uitzicht, which is a stone’s throw from there. It’s the perfect winter lunch stop with an Aga to keep you warm and hearty but wholesome meals such as Parmesan-crusted lamb chops on ratatouille and rosemary potatoes, and even if it’s chilly outside, you have to try the Thai-style ice cream infused with lemongrass, ginger, chilli and vanilla.

023 626 6156 | |





Madré’s Country Kitchen, Stanford
Madré’s Country Kitchen has been going for a couple of years but it remains one of Stanford’s foodie attractions. Owner Madré says she has an emotional relationship with food: ‘It speaks the language of seasons, comfort, nostalgia, heritage and health and wellbeing.’ A sense of wellbeing is exactly what you’ll experience as you sit on the stoep with its view of the Kleinrivier Mountains and a farm dam full of waterblommetjies.

028 341 0647 | |



Beira Mar, Slipper’s Bay
For seafood with a Portuguese twist, head for Beira Mar. It is one of the West Coast’s lesser known gems. Great food, excellent service, irresistible cocktails and the waves lapping the beach right next to your table…

022 736 1393 |  |