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With the frantic hustle and bustle of life nowadays, it’s good to take a moment to enjoy the simpler things in life. Like easy village living, a slow drive with the windows down, travelling to new destinations and breathing in the country air. And of course when it comes to food, the simpler the better because there’s nothing quite like a good old burger done right. If you’re making your way along the R43, you might to pop into the quirky little village of Botrivier at the foot of Houw Hoek Pass and grab a burger at one of these great places to eat:
Located on the R43 between the Kleinmond and Botrivier turn-offs, Priella makes for a great pitstop whether you’re travelling to or from the village. The rustic establishment holds a farm stall, coffee shop and restaurant as well as a gift shop where you can buy all sorts of goodies to remember your time here. Along with a full menu of freshly brewed coffees and light meals, Priella serves a great burger which can be enjoyed inside or on the outside veranda. This is also the location of the weekly Salandra Morning Market.
Beautiful food, beautiful beer, beautiful views. Honingklip Brewery just outside of Botrivier offers this and lots more. The deliciously curious menu is stocked full of freshly baked, home-made breads, the farm’s signature sausages, cheese and salami platters as well as the restaurant’s own take of the open steak sandwich or burger. Beautifully paired with their very own Belgian-inspired craft beers. The menu changes depending on the season and availability of ingredients and is served on a first come first served basis.
Conveniently located next to the Mini Mark, you can grab a quick bite after stocking up on the essentials. Choose from the easy blackboard menu to enjoy at the restaurant or on-the-go. The simple eatery serves up a selection of old favourites like cheese, chicken and bacon and egg burgers, all served with crispy chips. There is also a selection of great wood-fired pizzas, kebabs, breakfasts and toasted sandwiches.
The taste train has pulled into the station… in the form of The Shuntin’ Shed. This quirky restaurant next to the train tracks of the old Caledon railway line has become one of the popular attractions of the small town. The restaurant and bar with its golden years décor and music serves a selection of breakfasts, wood-fired pizzas, sticky ribs, Sunday roasts and of course, juicy burgers. The vibey eatery also serves up a variety of frothy local beers and musicians which for a great dining experience.
Stop by the Botrivier Hotel for a great meal, a great stay and a great vibe. Located in the centre of Botrivier, this historical building is a well-known spot of social activity amongst locals and those travelling through area. The Hotel offers scrumptious meals like sticky ribs, fresh seafood, sizzling steaks and towering burgers. Often accompanied by a showcase of local artists, the hotel restaurant is a great place to meet friends and family for a good meal. The Hotel also hosts a variety of festivals and social events throughout the year.
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