Butcheries & biltong in Gansbaai
When it comes to appetite and vitality, the saying is true: when you’re eating well, you’re well. If you value your health and wellbeing, then you’ll probably agree that the country air works wonders. In the Cape’s gorgeous Overberg region, the small seaside town of Gansbaai is a haven for gastronomes of all kinds. Not only does this bustling coastal hot-spot have plenty of bracing sea air, it’s also well-equipped with a good selection of local businesses. Indeed, whether you’re after food and beverages or retail therapy, you’ve come to the right place. And carnivores find that Gansbaai butcheries provide exactly what they want from their meat merchants - fresh cuts and friendly faces.
In most cases, produce from this part of the Western Cape comes from animals that have grazed in the region, meaning that it hasn’t had to travel far in a long supply chain. So, whether you’re looking for a good steak and a rack of ribs for a summer braai or some oxtail for a hearty winter stew, local butchers will help you out with pride. And you may even get a recipe suggestion or two. As with any close-knit country towns in South Africa, the local food and beverage merchants will all push their own signature boerewors (sausage), and are likely to assure you that theirs is undoubtedly the best. So, feel free to try as many as you’d like before deciding for yourself!
Gansbaai butcheries make just about any meat eater feel right at home. Even if you prefer chicken and fish, then you’re in luck because this little town is known for its excellent fishing waters. Understandably, the local delicacies are not to be missed, and from snoek on the braai to delectable chicken sosaties (kebabs), you’ll get your full whether you’re a resident or a visitor. For those who are just passing through, when it comes to road snacks, you can’t find better spots for good biltong and droewors. This means you can munch your way to the next town along the Cape Whale Coast, or stock up on tasty snacks for a grand day out at sea and even take in the local wildlife sanctuary.
Small towns around this part of the Western Cape’s coastline are known for their local pride and friendly faces. This is most evident when people are selling their wares, whether they’re fishmongers or free-range farmers. In addition to excellent fresh food is the atmosphere that makes it taste even better. When you’re by the sea you’ll be eating well, and very likely exercising the meal off without even knowing it! With so many reasons to get outside and explore, your appetite will be fierce when you return home.