Top 15 restaurants in Swakopmund.

This coastal city in Namibia is known for its sandy beaches, Atlantic views and host of adventures and history just waiting to be discovered – but Swakopmund is also a pretty special place to go for food too!

Here are some of its best restaurants:

#1 Hansa Hotel 

This restaurant is perfectly delightful with its old school elegance – but the food is far from outdated! At Hansa Hotel restaurant, a tranquil, beautiful setting combines effortlessly with excellent food.

Be advised though: booking is recommended, as preference is given to overnight guests.

Contact: +264 64 414 200


Address: Hansa Hotel, 3 Hendrik Witbooi Street, Swartkopmund, Namibia

#2 Farmhouse Deli 

At Farmhouse Deli, food is cooked to perfection and served with warmth and care by Anatolia and her team of staff.

Also, this gem of a restaurant lies tucked away inside The Strand Hotel complex, ensuring it is well-situated and close to the promenade.

Contact: +264 64 411 4522

Website: n/a

Address: Farmhouse Deli, Swakopmund, Namibia

#3 Brewer & Butcher 

If you are looking to enjoy lovely ocean views and good Namibian food – served with top brews – then Brewer & Butcher is the place to go!

This stylish restaurant is attractive and popular – and, in addition to its food, it offers a good selection of local craft beers to sample too.

Contact: +264 64 411 4512


Address: Brewer & Butcher, Swakopmund, Namibia

#4 Village Cafe

This vibey, colourful cafe is a ray of sunshine in Swakopmund. It probably has some of the friendliest staff around, so guests can expect to immediately feel welcome when they walk through the door.

While all the food is delicious and fresh, their cakes and homemade bread, known as Ma se Brood, are particularly good, so be sure to give those a try!

Contact: n/a


Address: Village Cafe, 21 Sam Nujoma Ave., Swakopmund, Namibia

#5 Ocean Cellar

Ocean Cellar has it all: great seafood and sushi, gorgeous views and top service in a truly lovely setting.

It’s a quality establishment, with a stellar reputation – one which it undoubtedly deserves, mind!

Contact: +264 64 411 4532


Address: Ocean Cellar, Strand Hotel, Swakopmund, Namibia

#6 Jetty 1905

At Jetty 1905, the food is superb and the location is dreamy (and unique to boot!)… This combination makes for a particularly special seafood restaurant.

Staff are friendly and service is usually good too so it’s an all-round winner in Swakopmund.

Contact: +264 64 40 5664


Address: The Jetty, Molen Road, Swakopmund, Namibia

#7 The Tug

Built around a real Danie Hugo tug boat, this unlikely venue is a culinary gem, with years of history and quality service behind its name.

Over the years, The Tug Restaurant has developed into a true Namibian institution. Situated on the shores of the Atlantic, this restaurant offers rustic dining, where fresh food and drink, such as great seafood and top wines, take precedence.

Contact:  +264 64 402 356


Address: The Tug Restaurant, A.Schad Promenade, Molen Road, Swakopmund, Namibia

#8 Kucki’s Pub

Kucki’s is a favourite among the locals… So while it may be one of Swakopmund’s best-kept secret as far as travellers go, this spot is far from quiet and empty!

Food is great and expertly prepared (go for the springbok steak, if you can) and portions are generous and well-priced.

Contact: +264 064 402407


Address: Kucki’s Pub, 22 Tobias Hainyeko Street, Swakopmund, Namibia

#9 The Fish Deli

The Fish Deli is a simple but lovely eatery. They offer good food, fast service and friendly staff, ensuring you can pop in for a sit-down meal or grab a quick takeaway to enjoy in the comfort of your own room.

Contact: +264 064 462979


Address: The Fish Deli, 29 Sam Nujoma Avenue, Swakopmund, Namibia

#10 Swakopmund Brauhaus 

This popular, authentically German restaurant comes highly recommended… It serves quality German cuisine and because it is centrally located (it’s found in the Swakopmund CBD), it is easily accessible too.

It can get pretty busy, so it might be best to make a reservation before visiting – and, when you do, be sure to try one of the delicacies, like sauerkraut or bread dumplings.

Contact: +264 64 402 214


Address: Swakopmund Brauhaus, Brauhaus Arcade, Swakopmund, Namibia

#11 BlueGrass Restaurant

This modern-chic restaurant is found along the Waterfront. It’s an attractive eatery, with an excellent variety of food to choose from and friendly, good service to make it even more memorable.

It’s also a prime sundowner spot, where you can enjoy cocktails or a cold one as the sun sets.

Contact: +264 64 461 090

Website: n/a

Address: BlueGrass Restaurant, Platz Am Meer, Waterfront, Swakopmund, Namibia

#12 Cordes & Co.

This coffee shop is delightful on so many levels: great coffee, mouth-watering cakes and milkshakes and lovely food can all be enjoyed at this stylish, quirky little spot.

It’s definitely one of Swakopmund’s most beloved coffee shops… and it’s not hard to see why!

Contact: +264 64 400 977


Address: Cordes & Co., 23 Daniel Tjongarero Street, Swakopmund, Namibia

Cordes & Co. via Facebook
Cordes & Co. via Facebook

#13 Tiger Reef Beach Bar & Grill

This rustic beach bar and grill is found in the picturesque Swakop River mouth. It lies a stone’s throw from the beach, with stunning views of the nearby dunes and the sea in sight.

Tiger Reef Beach Bar & Grill offers a casual setting and great food, taken from a diverse menu – choose from seafood, burgers, wraps or their famous calamari.

Contact: +264 64 400 935


Address: Tiger Reef,

#14 Garnish Swakopmund

This authentic Indian restaurant, which hails from Windhoek, may not look fancy from the outside, but inside, a treasure trove of oh-so-good Indian food awaits.

Prices are reasonable and staff provide friendly, helpful service to ensure an overall enjoyable experience.

Contact: +264 64 405 401


Address: Garnish Swakopmund, corner of Tobias Hainyeko And Woermann Street, Swakopmund, Namibia

#15 Old Steamer Restaurant

This characteristic restaurant has bucketfuls of charm and uniqueness. Add to that, great food (with plenty of variety), top service and an awesome vibe – and you’re all set for a wonderful dining experience!

They are also well-known for being able to host big groups for functions  and celebrations, so diarise them for that too!

Contact: +264 81 430 3923


Address: Old Steamer Restaurant, Alte Brücke Resort, Swakopmund, Namibia

These are just some of Swakopmund’s best restaurants to enjoy!

Top 15 restaurants in Inhambane.

Inhambane, a city located on Mozambique’s southern coastline, is a wonderful place to explore. As the capital of Inhambane, activities and attractions reign supreme here – but let’s not forget about the food!

Here are the best restaurants in – and close by to – Inhambane:

#1 Branko’s 

While Branko’s may not be the fanciest spot around town – this shack-style diner, situated behind the central market, is a simple, yet wonderful place to head for a delicious meal.

They are particularly well-loved for their pizzas, meat and seafood – all of which are flavoursome and highly affordable!

Contact: +258 84 066 6470

Website: n/a

Address: Branko’s, Tofo Beach, Inhambane Province, Mozambique

#2 The Green Turtle Pub & Restaurant

Located at Bayview Lodge, this beach-chic eatery lies a stone’s throw away from the ocean… Ensuring not only are the views sublime, but especially with French husband-and-wife duo at the helm, you can rest assured, knowing that the food is just as great!

Food incorporates a blend of European and African-style cuisines, providing diners with unique combinations and flavours to enjoy.

Contact: +258 84 743 3334


Address: The Green Turtle Pub & Restaurant, Praia Da Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique

#3 Neptune’s Lodge and Beach Bar

If you’re looking for a chilled but fun place to go for food and relaxation, then Neptune’s Beach Bar is the perfect place for you.

The bar side of things offers a true island style, with great food and a cool vibe. As you eat, enjoy the sound of drums or sitting around a bonfire.

Contact: +258 84 054 9311


Address: Neptune’s Lodge and Beach Bar, Barra Beach, Inhambane, Mozambique

#4 Tofo Tofo 

This restaurant enjoys a wonderful, relaxed and comfortable beach atmosphere, while the menu offers a range of great dishes to choose from.

Fresh, local food and generous portions are the order of the day – and the views aren’t half bad either, as it overlooks the hill and palms. It’s colourful, cheerful and good – what more could you want from a restaurant?

Contact: n/a

Website: n/a

Address: Tofo Tofo, Tofo, Inhambane Province, Mozambique

#5 Guju’s Beach Bar

This vibrant beach eatery captures the spirit and food of local Mozambique perfectly. Guju’s Beach Bar provides visitors with top food, good views and delicious drinks.

Head there for great food, a killer vibe and chilled drinks!

Contact:+258 84 730 5657

Website: n/a

Address: Guju’s Beach Bar, Tofo Beach, Tofo, Inhambane Province, Mozambique

#6 Mango Beach Restaurant

Mango Beach Restaurant is a delightful offering:, with its awesome food, which is fresh and delicious, especially the fish.

It’s also a really lovely, scenic place to dine at, and owner Steffan and his Mango Beach team go out of their way to make you feel welcome. However, it’s not the easiest place to find, so if you get lost, just give Steffan a call and he’ll happily assist!

Contact: +258 84 262 3704


Address: Mango Beach Restaurant, Beach Road, Tofo, Inhambane, Mozambique

#7 Happi 

Located at Liquid Dive Adventures, Happi hails as the only vegetarian restaurant in Inhambane. Here, food is simple, healthy and delicious, promoting good health all round.

The eatery – run by a passionate Finnish couple, with wife Emma serving as the talented chef – also offers lovely views of the surrounding wetland and a delightful shaded patio and pool area, ideal for balmy days.

Contact: +258 84 651 2737


Address: Happi, Liquid Dive Restaurant, Praia do Tofo, Mozambique

#8 Casa de Comer Restaurant

This rustic, beach-side restaurant presents diners with good, well-priced food, great, personal service and a lovely atmosphere. It can get pretty busy here, especially in the evenings or on quiz nights.

In particular, their pizzas, peri-peri chicken and fresh seafood are winning dishes!

Contact: +258 84 016 3344


Address: Casa de Comer Restaurant, Barrio Josina Machel, Praia do Tofo, Mozambique

#9 Chill Beach Bar

This beach bar not only has a great beach location, but it also provides cool lounging chairs outside and great food and drinks.

It’s also a chilled place, ideal for those who crave some good relaxation, in conjunction with fine food at what is a highly rated Mozambique eatery.

Contact: +258 84 283 6933

Website: n/a

Address: Chill Beach Bar, Barra Bay Beach, Inhambane, Mozambique

#10 Beach Baraca 

This friendly Mozambique restaurant offers fresh, yummy breakfasts and great tacos, along with friendly, prompt service.

Takeaways are available here too, and visitors can choose to sit indoors or outdoors.

Contact: +258 84 244 8919

Website: n/a

Address: Beach Baraca, Long Street, Tofo, Mozambique

#11 Sunset Lodge 

Sunset Lodge is undoubtedly one of best places in Mozambique to go for sundowners. It’s also guaranteed to give you access to some of the best sunsets while you’re at it!

The bar and restaurant are tops, so be sure to check them both out when you visit.

Contact: +258 84 244 5444

Website: n/a

Address: Sunset Lodge, Praia da BarraInhambane, Mozambique

#12 Mozambeat Motel Restaurant

Situated at the cleverly named Mozambeat Motel, this motel restaurant is a fully catered restaurant, which offers great burgers, nachos, sushi, lasagne and so much more!

Many of the ingredients – like the herbs and vegetables – are sourced from the motel’s garden. There’s also a well-stocked, funky bar to enjoy on the premises too.

Contact:  +258 84 5000 383


Address: Mozambeat Motel Restaurant, Barrio Josina Machel, Praia de Tofo,  Tofo, Mozambique

#13 Charlie’s Bar

While this is just as much a bar as it is a restaurant, Charlie’s certainly offers some pretty fine food.

With specialities like prego rolls, seafood and more, this bar-restaurant brings together good drinks and consistently decent, well-priced food.

Contact: +258 84 463 9826


Address: Charlie’s Bar, Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique

#14 Bistro Pescador

With its stunning location overlooking the water, this restaurant offers yet more of that natural Inhambane beauty.

It serves good drinks and food both. In particular, try the crayfish or a pizza, they’re both meant to be great!

Contact: +258 84 251 0911

Website: n/a

Address: Bistro Pescador, Inhambane, Mozambique

#15 What U Want

This restaurant offers quality Italian and Mozambican cuisine alike. There’s also a lovely family environment, complete with live music and awesome food specialties.

Sample new takes on pizzas with flavours like lobster or seafood. Or go traditional Italiano because the standard Italian food is authentically delicious and wholesome!

Contact: +258 82 909 6936


Address: What U Want, Praia de Tofo, Tofo, Mozambique

These are just some of Inhambane’s top eateries to enjoy!

Top 10 Car Rental Services in Knysna.

The Garden Route is arguably one of South Africa’s most beautiful areas to explore – so it’s no surprise that travellers (and locals) love travelling around this gorgeous region by car.

To make the most of your visit to Knysna and the Garden Route overall, call up one of these car rental providers:

#1 Tortoise Car Hire

Based in Sedgefield (ideally close to Knysna), Tortoise Car Hire has been going strong since 2005. They offer a wide, well-established range of new vehicles, perfect for your rental needs.

With discounted cars and delivery across the Garden Route (from Knysna to Plett), this stellar car rental service is the one to call!

Contact: +27 (044) 343 2991


Address: Tortoise Car Hire, Sedgefield, Western Cape

#2 Rental Cars

With some of the best budget car hire in SA and one of the world’s biggest online car rental services, Rental Cars allows customers to save on luxury, economy and family car hire.

Take your pick from everything from practical cars to rangy SUVs… the choice is yours!

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#3 Europcar

Offering both car and van rentals, Europcar is one of the more diverse local providers around. Handily, it’s also one of the most widespread, meaning its available in the Garden Route too!

With its impressive, long-standing reputation, it needs little to no introduction and is almost a household name, even among those who’ve never used a car rental service before.

Contact: +27 044 382 2733


Address: Europcar, Knysna, Western Cape

#4 Tempest Car Hire

Tempest Car Hire is a top, nationwide provider, found everywhere from Gauteng to the Western Cape.

They offer cheap car hire and great rental rates across SA, including Knysna.

Contact: +27 (011) 5788300


Address: Tempest Car Hire, Knysna, Western Cape

#5 AVIS Rent a Car

With AVIS, car rentals are made oh-so-easy… Especially since this leading nationwide provider is a reliable and cost-friendly car rental option.

Rent a quality car from them and enjoy a journey of pure pleasure while in Knysna!

Contact: +27 (044) 382 2222


Address: AVIS Rent a Car, Knysna, Western Cape

#6 Comfort Car Hire

Ever since its establishment in 2000, Comfort Car Hire has been going from strength-to-strength. To date, it’s one of the biggest independent car rental companies in SA.

Situated across the country – from Upington to Stellenbosch – Comfort Car Hire offers a range of comfortable, popular car hire vehicles, categorised according to cost effectiveness and fuel-friendliness.

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Address: Comfort Car Hire, Knysna, Western Cape

#7 Crazy Car Hire

With Crazy Car Hire, customers are assured crazy car rental deals and specials.

But that’s not all because this car rental provider also has a good vehicle range (which includes larger vehicles too) – and some pretty cool add-ons for you to enjoy!

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Address: Crazy Car Hire, Western Cape, South Africa

#8 Garden Route Car Rental

With the affordable, trouble-free Garden Route Car Rental, customers are guaranteed operations and delivery across this special region.

In addition to this, you can also expect great daily deals, booking transparency and quality vehicles to boot, ensuring a pleasant travel experience throughout!

Contact: +27 (083) 772 9254


Address: Garden Route Car Rental, Knysna, Western Cape

#9 Economy Car Rentals 

If you’re after the best deal around, then, when you book and plan out your Knysna trip, be sure to earmark Economy Car Rentals!

Promising quality and expertise, as well as the best brands at low prices, Economy Car Rentals is certainly a fine car rental choice.

Contact: +27 (021) 813 5832


Address: Economy Car Rentals, Knysna, Western Cape

#10 AutoHireSA

AutoHireSA is a car rental provider that believes in safe, professional and quality service. This comes first and foremost with their cars… and not simply as an afterthought!

With deliveries, collections and effortlessly easy bookings, you can expect a wonderfully simple and good car rental experience all round.

Contact: +27 (079) 552 9234


Address: AutoHireSA, George, Western Cape

These are the best car rental services in lovely Knysna – experience them first-hand today!

Top 10 Car Rental Services in Port Elizabeth.

When you’re exploring South Africa’s Friendly City, Port Elizabeth, you’re going to need a reliable, affordable and safe personal mode of transport to get you to and from the airport, across the city and of course, to the beautiful surrounding areas too… Given the above, a car rental service is your best bet!

These are the top car rentals in P-E:

#1 Drive South Africa

Drive South Africa’s P-E branch is popular among holiday makers, eager to explore the Eastern Cape.

You’re assured excellent car rental value, top service and a wide range of options, all from a supplier of Port Elizabeth car rentals since 2002.

Contact: +27 (087) 806 7330


Address: Drive South Africa, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

#2 Di’s Car Hire

Di’s Car Hire prides themselves in offering cars for every occasion. These can range from daily hire to long-term rentals, arranged according to your customer needs.

They also offer low-cost deals and personalised services, ensuring a more personal touch.

Contact: +27 (041) 368 1728


Address: 8 Biggar Street,  Miramar, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

#3 Woodford Car Hire

Woodford Car Hire – South Africa’s largest independent car rental service – is found across the country, at all major airports.

They’re an especially innovative, reliable and efficient car rental option in the Windy City.

Contact: +27 (0860) 966 33673


Address: Woodford Car Hire, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

#4 Tavcor MotoRent

If you’re after a hassle-free, affordable rental (for cars, buses or vans), then Tavcor MotoRent is precisely what you’re looking for.

They specialise in Audi, Volkswagen and Suzuki car rentals, and offer free airport collection and drop-offs.

Contact: +27 (041) 484 1278


Address: Tavcor MotoRent, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

#5 AVIS Rent a Car

Offering nationwide, premium car rentals at affordable prices, AVIS is a leading car hire provider no matter which city in SA you’re touring.

Get in touch with them for more information on your next hired ride.

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Address: AVIS Rent a Car, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

#6 Bidvest Car Rental

Bidvest provides customers with both car and van rentals. They strive to provide exceptional service – before, during and after rental.

What’s more, their reputation proceeds them, so you’re certainly assured quality service along with your rental.

Contact: +27 (086) 101 7722


Address: Bidvest Car Rental, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

#7 Affordable Car Hire

Affordable Car Hire provides its customers with quality, well-priced rental cars. They offer everything from VW Citi Golfs to VW Microbuses.

Their mission is simple: provide top-class service, value and innovative quality for their customers.

Contact: +27 (041) 368 1594


Address: 219 Circular Drive, Woodlands, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

#8 Europcar

Europcar is a reliable, affordable car rental in Port Elizabeth. They ensure good vehicles, airport assistance and professional service, all of which are designed to make your trip (and life) that much easier.

Contact: +27 (041) 508 9500


Address: Europcar, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

#9 CABS Car Hire

CABS Car Hire provides well-priced car rental rates and awesome customer service in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Not only do they offer some great rental cars and options, but they also offer a neat meet-and-greet service at SA airports.

Contact: +27 (041) 581 7184


Address: 90 Heugh Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

#10 Thrifty Car Rental

This nationwide provider – based in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and other locations – is, as its name suggests, a good value-f0r-money car rental option.

They have some stellar deals too, including four flexi km plans to choose from.

Contact: (086) 100 2111


Address: Thrifty Car Rental, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

These are the best car rental services in Port Elizabeth!

Top 10 Car Rental Services in Durban.

When travelling around the Sunny City, it’s important to have your own mode of transport because there’s so much to see and do in Durban and its surrounds and you can’t always be left relying on public transport to get you where you need to be asap.

So, for the times when you need some car assistance, why not turn to these quality car rental providers?

These are the best car rental services in Durban:

#1 Capital Car Hire

Available in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pietermartizburg, Capital Car Hire offers an extensive, high quality fleet of rentals.

There is something for every kind of traveller to choose from – and they are able to cater to additional travel needs too.

Contact: +27 (032) 436 0099


Address: Capital Car Hire, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

#2 Xtreme Car Rental Durban

With several branches located across SA, Xtreme Car Rental Durban strives to provide quality car rental options; good, friendly service and inexpensive delivery for those based in Durban CBD.

Whether you’re travelling for business or are simply on holiday, let them assist you in finding your ideal (temporary) car.

Contact: +27 (031) 563 8575


Address: Xtreme Car Rental, 2 Tyne Place, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

#3 Woodford Car Hire

South Africa’s largest independent car rental service, Woodford Car Hire can be found at all major airports, and offers customers a fleet of over 1500 cars… talk about being spoilt for choice!

They aim to provide innovation, service excellence and good value, while ensuring top-class cars and competitive rental rates.

Contact: +27 (0860) 966 33673


Address: Woodford Car Hire, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

#4 Thrifty Car Hire

Known for their affordability, Thrifty Car Hire is well-liked and widely used across the country.

On offer, they have second-hand former rental cars, flexible kilometre packages and so much more, besides their standard fleet and worthwhile deals.

Contact: +27 (086) 100 2111


Address: Thrifty Car Hire,  Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

#5 Drive South Africa

With so much to see and do in Durban and KZN, you’re going to want to be able to travel without hassle…

So, with Drive South Africa, you can do precisely what you want or need to, while enjoying affordable, classy rental cars, courtesy of these reliable, nationwide providers.

Contact: +27 (087) 806 7330


Address: Drive South Africa, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

#6 AVIS Rent a Car

Offering premium, affordable car rental services in Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town, AVIS is one of South Africa’s most popular car rental services.

With quality vehicles and a stamp of assurance, customers across SA can enjoy smoother journeys by car when they rent with AVIS.

Contact: +27 (031) 310 9700


Address: AVIS Rent a Car, Royal Hotel Parkade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

#7 Bidvest Car Rental

Offering both car and van rentals, Bidvest is always a good choice. Like many of the other car rental services, they have branches across South Africa… but they also provide a lot of extra bang for your buck!

Useful features, varied specials and more are just some of the things you can expect when you turn to them for your loaned wheels.

Contact: +27 (086) 101 7722


Address: Bidvest Car Rental, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

#8 Europcar

If you’re after low costs, great service and new, reliable rental vehicles, then turn to Europcar.

What’s more, their three-step booking process is oh-so-easy, and their special, eco-friendly Green Program helps you to cover those miles with a clearer conscience…

Contact: +27 (031) 3373731


Address: Europcar, 50 Corner of Minle & Prince Alfred Street, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

#9 First Car Rental

This leading car rental provider has the numbers – and they certainly have the quality too! With First Car Rental, you can easily enjoy a convenient, enjoyable and easy trip around Durban.

With branches situated throughout SA, they can assist you with instant access to car hire no matter where you are!

Contact: +27 (031) 335 8401


Address: First Car Rental, King Shaka International Airport, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

#10 Wozani Car Rental

With branches in KZN, Kimberley and Cape Town to name a few, Wozani Car Rental provides its customers with top service and hassle-free, nationwide car rentals.

In addition to this, they are also one of a select few providers to accept either cash or credit card payments.

Contact: +27 (084) 610 0031


Address: Wozani Car Rental, No.4 Anton Lembede Street, South Beach, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

These are the most reliable, well-rated car rentals you can drive in style with while in Durban!

Top 15 Car Rental Services in Johannesburg.

Whether you’re driving around for business or pleasure in Johannesburg, a car rental service can be the go-to solution for every kind of travel scenario in the City of Gold.

These are the best car rental services in Johannesburg:

#1 Top Notch Car Rental

Operating since 2001 from Johannesburg, Top Notch Car Rental has stood the test of time, while it providing customers with quality rentals and good service for over a decade.

Equipped with everything from entry-level vehicles to bakkies and MPVs, Top Notch Car Rental also has special quotes and additional car extras, like GPSs, baby seats and more, to suit different customer needs!

They are a trusted member of SAVRALA (South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association) – and pride themselves on offering safe journeys, reliable rentals and quality service.

Contact: +27 (0861) 861 000


Address: Top Notch Car Rental, 44 Virginia Road, The Hill, Johannesburg South, Gauteng

#2 Xtreme Car Rental Johannesburg

Perhaps one of the best features of Xtreme Car Rental is that they accept all kinds of payments – from cash to credit cards! This adds a higher level of accessibility, especially for tourists or those in need of a quick and easily attainable vehicle (minus the stress of having to worry about electronic transactions going through on time).

They also deliver cars to a range of areas – including Kempton Park, Alberton, East and West Rand, and Central JHB to name a few – and offer customers affordable vehicles, for long- or short-term rentals across Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Contact: +27 (011) 394 0771


Address: Xtreme Car Rental, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#3 Capital Car Hire

This leading car rental service is available in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pietermartizburg and Durban.

They are capable of catering to all your car rental needs – including if you need to receive a rental car immediately from a leading airport such as O.R. Thambo.

They have an extensive, superior car fleet, which offers something for every kind of traveller and their personal budget.

Contact: +27 (011) 390 2932


Address: Capital Car Hire, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#4 Drive South Africa

This national car rental service provider (which originally started in Cape Town) is a safe bet no matter which part of SA you are travelling in or to.

Aside from quality rentals, they provide tips, driving tools, information and even sound travel advice, ensuring a safe, easy and enjoyable trip for their customers!

Contact: +27 (087) 806 7330


Address: Drive South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#5 First Car Rental Randburg

An affordable and reliable car service, First Car Rental is found in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, and the Randburg branch is particularly highly-rated.

Not only do they allow for both local and international bookings, but customers can either rent or buy cars from their good car fleet.

Contact: +27 (0861) 178 227


Address: First Car Rental, Randburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#6 Pace Car Rental South Africa

Pace Car Rental offers good service in conjunction with fair rates for long-term car hire. They have a wide selection of vehicles to choose from, from small budget cars to everything in between.

Pace Car Rental can be found across SA, in Johannesburg, Sandton, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

Contact: +27 (011) 262 5500


Address: 34 14th Street, Marlboro, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#7 AVIS Rent a Car

Offering premium, affordable car rental services in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, AVIS is one of South Africa’s most widely used and well-known car rental services.

No matter where they are based in SA, customers can expect good service and quality drives, across the board.

Contact: +27 (011) 387 8431


Address: AVIS Rent a Car, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#8 Tempest Car Hire

With over 3000 vehicles, Tempest Car Hire is geared to assist with every possible car rental need.

In addition to their extensive range of vehicles, they offer great deals on GPS devices, airport units and a variety of rental options (including daily, weekend, one-way hires and long-term rentals).

Contact: +27 (0861) 836 737


Address: Tempest Car Hire, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#9 Europcar

Designed to “move your way”, Europcar is spread between both South Africa and Namibia.

They offer many great deals (with special rewards thrown in to really sweeten the deal), and some of South Africa’s most competitive car rental rates. They are also conveniently located across the country.

Contact: +27 (011) 390 3909


Address: Europcar, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#10 Thrifty Car Rental

As the name suggests, Thrifty Car Rental is a cost-efficient rental option, offering great prices on vehicles across South Africa.

They have branches nationwide, in major cities and popular destinations, and offer four flexible kilometre packages.

Contact: +27 (011) 390 3454


Address: Thrifty Car Rental, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#11 Bidvest Car Rental

Providing top service before, during and after your rental, Bidvest Car Rental offers both cars and vans – and a solid reputation for customers to rely on.

They also assist with travel headaches, like E-Toll (although this is only covered up to a certain amount) as well as other useful perks.

Contact: +27 (086) 101 7722


Address: Bidvest Car Rental, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#12 Temba Car Hire

Temba Car Hire is a 4×4 safari vehicle rental service, which runs across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. All their top-of-the-range vehicles are fully equipped and come with low kilometre rankings.

All vehicles are under guarantee, allowing you to experience the soul of South Africa with that added peace of mind…

Contact: +27 (011) 823 1089


Address: Temba Car Hire, Rowe Street 8, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#13 Rent A Wreck

Rent A Wreck provides customers with cheap car hire… but don’t let the name deter you! This family-run business – which has been going since 1973 – offers cheaper alternatives to rent vehicles, with some of their cheapest options starting from just R89.00 per day.

They offer this service throughout South Africa, and have a range of sedans, hatchbacks and bakkies on offer.

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Address: Rent A Wreck, 343 Louis Botha Avenue, Bagleyston, Johannesburg

#14 Sixt Rent a Car

Sixt Rent a Car provides its customers with excellent, quality vehicles. With branches across major cities in SA, you can browse a wide selection before booking your car rental.

They can also assist with planning your trip, ensuring you have a great, well-planned travel experience with your hired car.

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Address: Sixt Rent a Car, Johannesburg, Gauteng

#15 Car Hire Brokers 

This leading car rental broker spans across Europe, US and South Africa and is found in 60 countries, with over 6000 rental stations worldwide.

Booking through Car Hire Brokers includes: insurance, airport fees, mileage and more.

Contact: +27 (011) 657 3600


Address: Car Hire Brokers, Johannesburg, Gauteng

These are the top car rental services in and around Joahnnesburg so be sure to enjoy making use of them for your next trip!

Top 15 Car Rental Services in Cape Town.

Whether you’re planning to road trip across the Route 62 or curl the Cape Peninsula, a car rental service is the easiest, most enjoyable way to travel in and around the Mother City for both tourists and South Africans heading to Cape Town.

These are the best car rental services in Cape Town:

#1 Drive South Africa

Drive South Africa is a wonderful online vehicle resource, with a wide range of car and campervan rentals, 4×4 hires, chauffeurs and transfer services across Southern Africa. They operate across South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

With over two decades’ worth of travel experience in Cape Town and Southern Africa, they’re well-equipped to assist with all your car rental needs, offering sound travel advice, driving tools, tips and info and of course, great vehicles too.

Note: There is limited availability from 13 December 2017 onwards, due to the high-demand of the Festive Season.

Contact: +27 (087) 806 7330


Address: Drive South Africa, Tygervalley Chambers One, 27 Willie van Schoor Avenue, Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape

#2 Fun Car Hire

Fun Car Hire, a family-run business, has been successfully going for the past twelve years and continues to grow organically. To date, they possess a fleet of over 50 cars, providing wonderful variety for travellers.

Offering a personal touch, Fun Car Hire has everything from cheapies, like Mazda Stings and Kia Picantos to automatic cars, like Jeep Cherokees and Mercs. All their cars are of the highest standard, and, just in case anything goes wrong on your journey, they also offer 24/7 roadside assistance. This adds a sense of safety and security to customer travels.

And with many happy, return customers, you can be sure to enjoy the highest quality service with this reliable, family car rental service.

Contact: +27 (073) 442 4273


Address: Fun Car Hire, 194 Upper Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, Western Cape

#3 Rentacheapie Car Hire

As one of the most preferred affordable car hire options in the Western Cape, Rentacheapie Car Hire is an excellent choice.

They offer over 350 vehicles, ranging from budget cars to 4×4 Toyota Landcruisers. They ensure great rates, 24/7 road assistance, vehicle cover – and passion for what they do.

Contact: +27 (021) 510 2808


Address: Rentacheapie Car Hire, 30 Marine Drive, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, Western Cape

#4 Drive Africa

Whether you need short- or long-term car rentals in and around the Mother City, Drive Africa has you sorted. They are renowned for their hands-on, call-away service, and offer a wide fleet of cars, with everything from standard to luxury drives available.

They also cater to young drivers; long-term rental specials; as well as border-hopping to destinations such as: Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Victoria Falls and Lesotho.

Contact: +27 (021) 447 1144


Address: Drive Africa, 370 Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape

#5 First Car Rental

First Car Rental is an affordable and reliable car hire in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and other areas of the Western Cape.

So, whether you’re travelling for holiday or business, they have the right cars to provide for all your travel needs.

Contact: +27 (021) 934 7499


Address: First Car Rental, Cape Town, Western Cape

#6 ULF Car Rentals

Spread between Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Johannesburg, ULF Car Rentals is an affordable, quality and long-term car rental company, which primarily operates from the very central Kloof Street, Cape Town.

And, as an added bonus to the wine lovers and explorers among us, they also offer cars to customers in both the Stellenbosch and Paarl winelands, while in Johannesburg they cater to corporate customers.

ULC cars are available for rental, two weeks or longer (with special rates included) and are suitable for interns, consultants, students, long-term tourists and expats too. Cars include quality Hyundai Atos Prime, i10 and classic (manual) VW Citi Golfs too.

Contact: +27 (072) 199 2925


Address: ULF Car Rentals, 116-118 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape

#7 Thrifty Car Rental (Green Point)

With car rental branches nationwide, Thrifty Car Rental is one of the most well-priced, easily accessible car rental services in SA.

Thrifty Car Rental includes four different mileage options – whether you need to travel 100 kilometres per day or an unlimited distance – and even comes with optional trailer rentals too.

With outlets in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Cape Town International Airport, they are easy to find – and great to use!

Contact: +27 (086) 100 2111


Address: Thrifty Car Rental, Cape Town, Western Cape

#8 Star Car Rental

With some twenty years of superior service to their name, Star Car Rental is one of SA’s leading car rental options. Star Car Rental is based in all major parts of South Africa – including Cape Town, of course.

If you’re looking for quality service and a long-standing reputation, then turn to Star Car Rental for all your car rental needs.

Contact: +27 (021) 782 6665


Address: Star Car Rental, 35A 1st Crescent, Fish Hoek, Cape Town, Western Cape

#9 AVIS Rent a Car

For those seeking premium car rentals, look no further than AVIS Rent a Car. Operating from the Cape Town International Airport, a number of Cape Town branches and the widespread Western Cape – they allow you to explore the beauty of the Cape in comfort and convenience.

Choose your top pick from a range of car options and specials!

Contact: +27 (021) 424 1177


Address: AVIS Rent a Car, 123 Strand Street, Chiappini Street, Cape Town, Western Cape

#10 Tempest Car Hire

Committed to low car rental rates, and catering to business or pleasure travel needs, Tempest has been offering some of “the best deals on rental wheels” since 1986.

With a fleet of over 3000 vehicles – with everything from economy vehicles to people carriers – Tempest is perfect for daily/weekend rentals, one-way hires and of course, long-term car rentals too.

They also offer great deals on GPS units to assist with easy navigation, as well as airport transport options.

Contact: +27 (021) 935 8650


Address: Tempest Car Hire, Cape Town, Western Cape

#11 Carisma Car & Bakkie Hire

This independently owned, family-run business has been offering good service and deals in the Mother City for over 15 years.

They have a diverse car and bakkie fleet, and are able to accommodate to all your car or bakkie hire needs.

For added convenience, interested customers can get a free quotation online.

Contact: +27 (021) 797 0066


Address: Carisma Car & Bakkie Hire, 48 Main Road, Plumstead, Cape Town, Western Cape

#12 Xtreme Car Rental

Providing simple, straightforward car hires and rentals, Xtreme Car Rental is a great option, with branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Pretoria.

They have fun, luxury and even budget ranges to choose from… Whatever type of car service you want, they can supply it!

Contact: +27 (021) 820 5500


Address: Xtreme Car Rental, 98 Bofors Cir, Epping, Cape Town, Western Cape

#13 Capital Car Hire

Leading car hire company, Capital Car Hire, offers cheap rentals in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg, as well as major SA airports.

They have great deals across the board, providing affordable car hire and luxurious vehicles both.

Contact: +27 (021) 935 0240


Address: Capital Car Hire, Cape Town, Western Cape

#14 Europcar

Established as one of SA’s top, global car rental companies, Europcar is always a good option to explore. They pride themselves on supplying word-class service in conjunction with reliable, comfortable and efficient car rental services.

Start your scenic journey in Cape Town (and the Western Cape) with Europcar and enjoy some great adventures or work trips – whatever you personally require…

Contact: +27 (021) 418 0670


Address: Europcar, 1 Lower Buitengracht, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa

#15 Hertz Rent A Car

With airport and normal car rental hire, Hertz Rent A Car is another well-known car rental provider. They can be found in all major SA cities, and have several branches in the Mother City.

Enjoy affordable and handy car rental services, when you choose your perfect package with Hertz.

Contact: +27 (021) 935 4800


Address: Hertz Rent A Car, Cape Town, Western Cape

These are the top car rental services in the Mother City – drive with them for memorable journeys and easy travels!


Top 12 restaurants in Maputo in 2017.

Mozambique’s largest city, Maputo, is a treasure trove for all kinds of great things, including colonial architecture, amazing experiences – and of course, some pretty cool eateries too!

Dive into Maputo and explore these top 12 restaurants with your tastebuds:

#1 Dhow Cafe

Dhow Cafe offers a wonderful blend of good Greek food, a relaxed environment and good service… what more could you want? Well, how about some French chocolate cake, paired with gorgeous ocean views?

It’s one of the city’s prime sundowner spots, with enviable views, delicious drinks and beautiful decor to enhance the overall experience. Also, when you stop by this popular cafe, be sure to check out the corresponding shop, which offers lovely homeware and gifts.

Contact: +258 21 4924491


Address: Dhow Cafe, Rua de Marracuene No.4, Maputo, Mozambique

#2 Zambi

At Zambi, good food, strict hygiene and excellent service take precedence. This chic restaurant offers a range of gastronomic delights – and possibly the city’s best fine dining too.

Zambi is perfect for special occasions, especially when you sit inside the newly renovated dining room – but it still offers a relaxed edge, with balmy palms and impressive views from the shaded terrace.

Head here for fresh seafood and you’re unlikely to leave with anything less than a highly contented tummy.

Contact: +258 84 3392624


Address: Zambi, Avenida 10 de Novembro, 8, Maputo, Mozambique

#3 Restaurante Txhapo Txhapo

Txhapo Txhapo is a vegetarian-friendly eatery where one can grab awesome eats, like assorted burgers (including veggie ones), which they are famed for.

The food style is homemade and wholesome, while the atmosphere and interiors are cosy, cheerful and bright in true cafe style. If you’re after  healthier bites, Txhapo Txhapo is definitely the spot for you.

Contact: +258 84 541 9820


Address: Txhapo Txhapo, Eduardo Mondlane 173, Maputo, Mozambique

Restaurante Txhapo Txhapo via Facebook
Restaurante Txhapo Txhapo via Facebook

#4 Bel Piatto

If a craving for hearty, delicious Italian cuisine strikes while you’re visiting or staying in Maputo, then never fear because Bel Piatto provides a breath of fresh Italian air.

This simply lovely, popular restaurant offers mouth-watering food, like seafood pasta or vegetarian-style dishes, a warm ambiance and good service to ensure a great meal.

Contact: +258 21 491 130


Address: Bel Piatto, Avenida Julius Nyerere, Maputo, Mozambique

#5 Campo di Mare

Yet another Italian eatery, Campo di Mare offers excellent, value-for-money Italian cuisine and a beautiful, shore-hugging setting.

Relax with your friends and family, as you enjoy a wholesome meal at this top-star restaurant. Although all the food is sublime, the pasta is meant to be the stuff of food legend – so don’t miss trying some when you’re there!

Contact: +258 84 684 4374


Address: Campo di Mare, Avenida de Marginal, Maputo 5714, Mozambique

#6 Piri Piri

Piri Piri provides its diners with delicious food, good service and affordability, all of which ensure a memorable dining experience.

Like its name suggests, this well-priced Portuguese restaurant is famed across the board in Maputo for its sinfully good piri piri chicken.

It’s also the perfect spot for locals and tourists to mingle as they enjoy good food together. For a touch of Maputo’s charm, sit outside and soak up some of the vibrant street life.

Contact: +258 21 492 379

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Address: Piri Piri, Av. 24 de Julho 14Maputo, Mozambique

#7 Sagres Shellfish Restaurant

Specialising in seafood, Sagres boasts some of the best seafood in Maputo – and that’s saying a lot!

Sagres is a real gem of a place, with flavourful seafood, lovely ocean views and a prime location. The food is value-for-money and so, so good, with highlights like sea kebab or glorious prawns.

If you wish to experience the seafood side of Maputo, then Sagres should be first on your restaurant list.

Contact: +258 21 495 201

Website: n/a

Address: Sagres, Av. Marginal 4272, Maputo, Mozambique

#8 A Nossa Tasca

This elegant European restaurant is a delight in every sense of the word. Not only does it offer excellent food and good service, but it’s a really popular eatery in the city, with many guests coming back for more.

Its meat and side/starter dishes are definite highlights.

Contact: +258 84 450 6174


Address: A Nossa Tasca, Avenida Julius Nyerere 245, Maputo, Mozambique

#9 Tree House

This beautiful restaurant provides diners with upscale Portuguese cuisine, at its finest.

Everything here is well-cooked, tasty and fresh. Tree House specialises in dishes such as meat, chicken or skewers, with the option of potatoes or salads as a side.

Tree House is well-named (ask why when you visit) and is one of the more romantic spots in Maputo. Guests will love dining al fresco out under the impressive, big Mafureira.

Contact: +258 82 109 9368


Address: Tree House, Avenida Francisco Orlando Magumbwe com a Avenida José Mateus, Maputo, Mozambique

#10 Kalus Esplanada

This relaxed eatery offers awesome meat dishes and a unique experience in that diners can buy their meat raw and advise the chef on how they would like it cooked or grilled.

It’s a good, no-fuss place to go for a chilled BBQ with your mates. You can tuck into meaty wonders and good beer, while enjoying a nice vibe and simple, yet good service.

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Address: Kalus Esplanada, Rua Alfredo Keil, Maputo, Mozambique

#11 Mamma Mia

This cosy, cheerful pizzeria will have diners coming back time and again. Service and food alike are of a high quality, and the pizzas in particular make for a lip-smacking good  feast!

For those craving good food and soothing natural surroundings, Mamma Mia is the perfect lunch spot in Maputo.

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Address: Mamma Mia, Avenida Armando Tivane, Maputo, Mozambique

#12 Chez Fred

Chez Fred offers amazing coffee, delicious food – especially the pastries – and great attention to detail.

This wonderful French coffee shop is a slice of pastry (and sweet treat…) paradise, wrapped up in one elegant spot.

Contact: +258 84 123 4578

Website: n/a

Address: Avenida Julius Nyerere | 914, R/C, Esquerdo, Maputo, Mozambique

These are just some of Maputo’s awesome eateries to enjoy during 2017.

Top 12 restaurants in Alexandria in 2017.

Not only is Alexandria home to many historical wonders from the Ancient World and equipped with many exciting activities too, but it also offers some lovely restaurants for locals and visitors to enjoy.

These are the top 12 Alexandria restaurants to visit in 2017:

#1 Santorini Greek Restaurant

Found at the Hilton Alexandria Corniche Hotel, this creative Greek taverna offers an authentic taste of Greece, set in the heart of Alexandria.

With its white-and-blue interiors, traditional food (which even includes a dessert menu) and tempting homemade selection, Santorini Greek Restaurant is equipped for all tastes and palates. It also offers dreamy views out over the Mediterranean Sea.

Contact: +20 3 5490935


Address:  Santorini Taverna, Hilton Alexandria Corniche, Alexandria, Egypt

#2 Fresca, Four Seasons Alexandria at San Stefano Restaurant

While not strictly a restaurant, this cafe is a worthy stop in Alexandria. With its cheerful, yet slick interiors, delicious coffees, and nice menu, it’s a great spot to go for a quick lunch, coffee enjoyed in the outdoor seating or evening drinks.

Contact: +20 3 5818000

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Address: 399 El Geish Road, Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San StefanoAlexandria, Egypt

#3 Abou El Sid

If you’re desirous of a truly authentic Alexandrian eatery, head to Abou El Sid. It feels as if it’s been locked away in space and time, as Egypt’s history and hospitality live on at this restaurant.

It offers a true Egyptian dining experience, delicious traditional cuisine and good service… what more could you want?

Contact: +20 3 3929609


Address: Abou El Sid, 39 El Horreya Road, Alexandria, Egypt

#4 White and Blue Restaurant

This restaurant is not only beautiful, it also offers great sea views and a good, solid menu.

Its seafood is particularly good, and, at sunset, it’s one of the most scenic places to eat in all the city.

Contact: +20 3 4802690

Website: n/a

Address: Qaitbay Street, Third Floor, Alexandria, Egypt

#5 Fish Market 

Fish Market is another spot, which offers awesome views and great, fresh seafood. Enjoy drinking in the sight of the calm Mediterranean, as you tuck into delicious food in this serene restaurant space.

Contact: +20 3 4805114


Address: Fish Market, El Corniche Road, Alexandria, Egypt

#6 Chez Gaby au Ritrovo

Opened in 1979, this famous pizzeria not only has a long-standing reputation of good food, but it also provides a wonderful, family-friendly atmosphere.

The menu offers a wide range of pizzas, pastas and other true Italian specialties, making it perfect for those craving a little Italian food in this Egyptian city.

Contact: +20 3 4874404


Address: Chez Gaby, 22 El Horreya Road, Alexandria, Egypt

#7 Sea Gull Restaurant

Sea Gull Restaurant offers good food, spectacular service and lovely sea views. Its seafood is delicious, and the interiors are beautiful and lush.

It’s also family-friendly, with a nice play area for kids. It’s one of Alexandria’s more pricey eateries, but you do pay for all-round quality.

Contact: +20 3 2204214

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Address: Sea Gull Restaurant, Alexandria, Egypt


#8 Byblos Restaurant

This restaurant is one of Alexandria’s gems… With affordable prices, high-end Middle Eastern cuisine and a warm, classy environment, it’s a fine place for dinner!

Set within the Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano, it boasts a wonderful location. It also offers gorgeous sea views, and a lovely, crackling fireplace, perfect for colder weather.

Contact: +20 3 5818000


Address: Byblos Restaurant, 399 El Gueish Road, Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano, Alexandria, Egypt

#9 Stefano’s Restaurant

This stylish eatery is another fine offering in Alexandria. It serves up southern Italian food, which includes everything from lovely seafood to simple, hearty dishes.

Inside, you’ll find an open kitchen, warm Italian hospitality and chic decor to complement your delicious meal(s).

Contact: + 20 3 581-8000


Address: Stefano’s Place, El-Gaish Road, Alexandria, Egypt

#10  China House

This Chinese restaurant is romantic; offers wonderful Chinese food and boasts a chef, who hails all the way from China, so you’re assured quality control and authenticity in one.

It offers a serene, cosy atmosphere and mouth-watering food, ensuring diners leave happy and full.

Contact: +20 3 5839334

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Address: China House, 12 Mohamed Ahmed Afify Street, Alexandria, Egypt

#11 Balbaa Village

This eatery offers overall good food, lovely hospitality and a great local food experience. If you wish to experience an authentic Alexandrian restaurant, then Balbaa Village is the ideal spot.

Contact: +20 16941


Address: Balbaa Village, Alexandria, Egypt

#12 Kala Restaurant

Kala Restaurant is every bit an elegant, yet casual, dining experience. The food gives a strong nod to Mediterranean-North African dishes.

It offers dreamy sea views, a lovely breakfast a la carte menu and a beautiful restaurant setting, all wrapped up inside one lovely space.

Contact: + 20 3 581 8000


Address: Kala Restaurant, El-Gaish Road, Alexandria, Egypt

These are just some top restaurants that you can experience for yourself in fairest Alexandria during 2017.

Top 12 Restaurants in Cairo 2017.

Cairo – Egypt’s beautiful capital – not only offer great activities, rich ancient history and wonderful tourist attractions but it’s also home to some excellent, intercontinental restaurants too.

Here are some of the top restaurants to try in Cairo during 2017:

#1 Osmanly

This Turkish restaurant is a delightful a la carte-style offering, situated at Keminski Nile Hotel.

With its plush, elegant interiors and lovely menu, guests can sit back and enjoy a tasty meal in refined luxury, complete with Ottoman fine dining.

Contact: +202 2798 0000


Address: Osmanly, Kempinski Nile Hotel, Garden City, Cairo, Egpyt

#2 Zööba

Zooba is a celebration of the warm, vivid tastes of modern Egyptian street culture. It brings together a “street inspired contemporary atmosphere”, enhanced by its bright exterior, good attention-to-detail and mouth-watering food.

Here, cheap eats are given a new lease of life, and they’re sure to add flavour and colour to your dining experience.

Contact: +20 127 480 0551


Address: 26th of July Corridor, Al Gabalayah, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

#3 Andrea El Mariouteya

Andrea El Mariouteya has possibly the best grilled chicken in Cairo. It’s made with their own secret herbs and ingredients and cooked to perfection.

At this lovely eatery, aside from the chicken, you can enjoy tasty mezze, salads and fresh bread… As an added bonus, it also offers pleasant views.

Contact: +20 100 353 2000


Address: Andrea El Mariouteya, New Giza Road, New Giza, Cairo, Egypt

#4 O’s Pasta

If you’re looking for Little Italy in Egpyt, then O’s Pasta is the answer. This charming, old-fashioned restaurant offers fresh, fabulous Italian cuisine in a homely setting.

Head to O’s Pasta for authentic Italian food – with a dash of Egyptian vibrancy – and comfortable, relaxed surroundings.

Contact: +20 100 415 5756


Address: O’s Pasta, 159 of 26th July Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

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#5 Sabaya

Sabaya offers authentic Lebanese food in a wonderful, relaxed setting, which promises comfort and elegant interiors.

The menu is extensive, offering a wide range of Lebanese dishes. What’s more, diners can enjoy plush, lovely seating, ensuring a comfortable meal.

Contact: +20 2 27957171

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Address: Sabaya, Corniche El Nil، Qasr Ad Dobarah, Qasr an Nile, Cairo, Egypt

#6 Tabla Luna

Tabla Luna brings Latin America to Egypt. It offers a range of traditional dishes from Peru, Bolivia, Mexico and Argentina to name a few.

Dine among bright colours and Aztec and Mayan motif tiled floors, as you enjoy eating food made with a ‘fiesta of flavours’.

Aside from the main central Cairo branch, you can now also find another Tabla Luna in Zamalek.

Contact: +20 2 25198403

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Address: Tabla Luna, 41 Road 218, right on the corner of 231, Maadi, Street 218, Al Maadi, Cairo, Egypt

#7 Khan Al Khalili

While Khan Al Khalili is more a bazaar than an eatery per se, it’s safe to say it’s one of Cairo’s biggest destinations, and is hailed by many as an unmissable attraction for those visiting or staying in the city.

Shop for jewelry or souvenirs, browse stalls and haggle for goods, as you soak up the heady smells, sights and sounds of this busy bazaar. While you’re there, why not enjoy a Arabian coffee or light meal, at places like El Fishawy cafe?

Contact: +20 2 25897443

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Address:  Khan Al Khalili, El-Gamaleya, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo, Egypt

#8 Manipuri

Just as Cairo has restaurants offering food from South America, Lebanon and even Italy, it also offers this (relatively new) Indian restaurant.

Manipuri – which can found within the 5-star-rated Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah hotel – offers a lavish menu, sure to transport you to India and back!

Manipuri is also a visual feast for the eyes, with its impressive decor and beautifully plated food.

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Address: 3 El Thawra Council St Zamalek Downtown, Giza, Cairo, Egypt

#9 Birdcage

For those craving Asian cuisine, Cairo doesn’t disappoint… In fact, Birdcage is considered by some to be the best Thai restaurant in all of Egypt.

With its sophisticated interiors, exotic, tasty dishes and cool open kitchen, it’s perfect for a celebratory meal, special occasion or date night in the city.

Contact: +20 2 2795 7171

Website: n/a

Address: Birdcage, InterContinental Hotel, Corniche El Nil, Cairo, Egypt

#10 Koshary Goha

This restaurant is popular with Egyptians and most nights, you will find its outdoor tables packed with contented diners.

It’s the ideal place to go for a laid-back meal, where you can sit among friends and locals, as you enjoy tucking into authentic Egyptian cuisine.

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Address: Koshary Goha, 4 Emad El Din Street, Cairo, Egypt

#11 Fasahet Somaya

For those looking for a simple, homely eatery where you can experience yummy, home-cooked Egyptian food, Fasahet Somaya promises all that and more…

This cosy hole-in-the-wall is run by the warm Somaya, who always greets guests with a friendly smile, as she serves up food made with the most important ingredient of all… love.

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Address: Fasahet Somaya, Corner of Mohammed Mahmoud and Youssef El-Gendy, Cairo, Egypt

#12 Sushiramis


These days, sushi can be found in all the corners of the world – including Egpyt’s capital city, Cairo… thanks in part to Sushiramis!

At Sushiramis, foodies can tuck into great, fresh sushi, in a lovely restaurant setting, found within the InterContinental Cairo Semiramis hotel.

Contact: +20 2 27988000


Address: Sushiramis, 8 Dr Mohamed Fawzy, Qasr an Nile, Cairo, Egypt

These are just some of the best eateries you can enjoy in Cairo during 2017!