Eating out in Polokwane
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Mopane worms (amasonja) are a local foodstuff unique to Limpopo. Try them at Mawetse Fine Dining resturant.
Eating out in Polokwane is an exciting culinary experience. In recent years, the fast-growing capital of Limpopo has become a regional centre for posh-nosh. Do be aware though that many restaurants here feature meat-heavy menus.
In Polokwane, restaurants cater for every taste and wallet. When only the best will do the elite of Polokwane head to Mawetse Fine Dining to do deals and celebrate their successes. Tender fillets wrapped in bacon fly out of the kitchen and the oxtail stew is highly recommended.
Basil's is another fine dining spot that oozes sophistication. Located at the Ranch Hotel, 30 km outside Polokwane, meat, fish and shellfish are expertly prepared at this modern bistro. The extensive wine list allows for celebrating in style or modest sipping, and the dessert trolley is the stuff of local legend.
Local diner's flock to Saskia's restaurant for treats like beef curry, oxtail, lamb shank and duck confit, but their eyes glaze over when describing Sakia's dessert deluxe: 6 individual tot glasses each filled with a shot of liquer jelly and topped with creme brulee.
A party in Polokwane doesn't have to be pricey. For a great value meal try the Cafe Pavillion Family Buffet and Grillhouse. Famous around town for its lavish selection of soups, salads, fresh breads, vegetables, stews and grilled meats, the Saturday brunch buffet is also superb.
At Thabang Butchery, a chisa nyama (barbeque) spot in Seshego township, pick your meat at the butchery portion of the business and then have the restaurant staff sizzle it up to perfection.
Other Seshego hot spots include Lerato's Tavern where beer and traditional food are available. If you really just want to run in, munch and move on, the Savannah Mall has a range of inexpensive takeaway options.
Out of town, a trip to the Farm Yard Trading Post, 20 km east of Polokwane, rewards with superb home-made mushroom and beef pies, smoked chicken and mango salad and all manner of delectable local foodstuffs to take away. .
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Mawetse Fine Dining
54 Jorissen Street, Polokwane
Tel: +27 (0)15 297 4439
Basil's at the Ranch & Old Joe's Bar Lounge
Tel: +27 (0)15 290 5000
Sterkloop Garden Pavilion
Stand 1171, Church Street
Tel: +27 (0)15 291 5359
Fusion Boutique Hotel
Corner of Hans van Rensburg and Suid streets
Tel: +27 (0)15 291 4174
Farm Yard Trading Post
Munnik Road, next to Mall of the North
Tel: +27 (0)15 263 64 52
E-Mail: info@the farmyard.co.za
1951 Zone 1, Seshego
Tel: +27 (0)72 2864114
442 Roma Street, Seshego
Tel: +27 (0)72 0553747