Port Shepstone Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Port Shepstone

December 22, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Port Shepstone is a town situated on the mouth of the largest river on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Mzimkulu River (the great home of all rivers). 120 kilometres (75 mi) south of Durban, it is the administrative, educational and commercial centre for southern Natal.
Things to do in Port Shepstone

1. Leopard Rock Coffee Shop & Lookout Chalets

Oribi Gorge, Port Shepstone 4240, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +27 83 265 5261
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Leopard Rock Coffee Shop & Lookout Chalets

This owner run establishment is situated 26km from Port Shepstone in the magnificent world renowned Oribi Gorge valley in KZN. The set-up is very earthy and rustic with a warm relaxed ambiance. Set on a rocky incline with sweeping views over the majestic Umzimkulu River Gorge. Enjoy this spectacular view from our 21m deck while enjoying one our home cooked meals prepared with love by Sue and her Team, listening to the soothing sound of the majestic Umzimkulu River rushing down the gorge. The garden and surrounding area is a bird lover’s paradise. The famous Overhanging Rock on the property is a must visit – look at the amazing history pictures dating back to the 1940’s in the Coffee Shop. We would love to share our special little piece of heaven with you - come and enjoy our full menu (steaks, burgers, curry & rice, quiches, breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, ciabatta’s etc. and our selection of cakes). We are licensed. There is a variety of activities, walks and attractions to explore in a 12km range.

Reviewed By Troy Tarquin V

We were on a roadtrip in SA, so after a 6 hour drive we came at this new destination, we were welcomed very open and warm by the host, witch is always nice. - The food is good. (breakfast, lunch and dinner) - The staff...MoreHow wonderful to share our little piece of heaven with guests that enjoy this amazing view as much as we do! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us! Thanks Sue & Andries & Team

2. C-Bali Restaurant and Beach Bar

1 Bay Rd | St Michael's Beach, Uvongo 4270, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Sushi, Bar, Thai, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks HK$392 - HK$1,570 +27 39 315 0473
Excellent
35%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 160 reviews

C-Bali Restaurant and Beach Bar

C-Bali Restaurant & Beach bar is a stylish restaurant located on St. Michael's Beach. It is a comfortable place with a beautiful beachfront view and fantastic people. The cozy bar is a great spot for cocktails and we’ve got a great selection of craft beer. We offer a wide variety of dishes including authentic Thai dishes, fresh seafood, sushi, steaks, light meals and mush more. The menu includes our famous Flying Dutchman Potjie, a medley of seafood in a creamy garlic and parsley sauce served in a truly South African way. We cater for special events, staff parties, birthday parties etc. Enjoy our delicious Bali inspired meals just a few steps from the ocean. C-Bali the place to be!

Reviewed By JDvRooyen - Welkom

We have thought it is only seafood they served but we were surprised , because the people joint us there not every one is eating seafood. Me and my wife have had the seafood potjie and it was very good. Our waiter were very friendly and was helpful with everything ( choice of food and drinks ) I can promised you if I ever go to Uvongo again that place is my first choice .

3. Jaxx Restaurant

Tweni Spar Centre c Road | Umtentweni, Port Shepstone, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 39 695 1731
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Jaxx Restaurant

Reviewed By Ishara S - Port Shepstone, South Africa

Almost everything that I have tasted on the menu is excellent. They have the best steak that I have tasted. Khanye is the best manager I have come across and always willing to assist you.
The only downside is that we we local people, when holiday makers are down no Reservations are allowed, this makes local people feel that their patronage is unappreciated. One has to get there an wait for a table.

4. Casa Mia Restaurant

Tweni Waterfront | Sea Park, Port Shepstone, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +27 39 695 1391
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Casa Mia Restaurant

Reviewed By 128leila - Port Shepstone, South Africa

It was like coming home for my friends who had been away for 3 years. The lamb chops were just as she remembered them. we dined well starters Choriso and shrimp, Aubergine bake, Steak, Chops and a Pasta, only 2 of us could do justice to the pannacotta dessert.

5. Breakers

Main Road, Uvongo 4270, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 39 315 6174
Excellent
35%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Breakers

Reviewed By bhagsunag

Went for a Sunday lunch, chose to order of the set menu, the food was greasy and highly disappointing, the prawns were undercooked and translucent and the service was awful, they came to check on us, from time to time, was not that busy and a smile or even a friendly gesture was too much clearly.
The calamari however was well cooked, at least hence the 2 stars i gave the restaurant, very poor on the whole.

6. Munchner Haus

Marine Drive, St. Michael's on Sea, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available German, European Lunch, Dinner +27 39 315 5112
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Munchner Haus

Reviewed By SeanJHB - Johannesburg, South Africa

We are on a quick weekend to the KZN South Coast and decided to give Munchner House a try. The reviews seemed to indicate a high quality of food.
We all though the food was average. We ordered speciality German food, Eisbein, Schnitzel and Gordon Rouge. Nothing stood out as memorable.
Eisbein ordered as crispy came out with a soft skin on it, certainly not crispy. It was tasty, but I had to cut off the entire skin to make it edible. Both other dishes dry and somewhat bland.
Our youngest ordered pizza and this was good. Thin base and very tasty.
I would not call the German food good here. A lot more could be done to improve food quality and taste.
Service was good and attentive, but we were they only table in the restaurant, so we would expect this.
We have eaten at better options on the South Coast.

7. Bela's Mozambique

Sugar Mill Road, Port Shepstone 4235, South Africa Reservations European, Portuguese Lunch +27 73 709 1808
Excellent
28%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
58%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 7 reviews

Bela's Mozambique

Reviewed By Johann J - Gordon's Bay, South Africa

During the past holiday season we decided to vist this restaurant. A very "clueless" waiter served us initially with drinks which were not what was ordered. More than half an hour later we were asked whether we would like to order food, which we declined.
We then left for their "sister" restaurant "Fish on the River" next door. After waiting more than two hours our food order eventually arrived. Now this is where I have a problem, why do restauranteurs take advantage of visitors/holiday makers by thinking they can take as long as they want to. No apologies, no it will take two hours, no we are "full" . Even though on holiday, visitors too have a time schedule, only to be subjected to this type of service.
As visitors we are aware that these holiday towns rely on holiday makers so that they can "rake" in as much as possible, but please show some respect!

8. Pitstop KZN

Toucan Road | Banana Beach, Port Shepstone 4230, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$31 - HK$1,499 +27 39 681 2201
Excellent
17%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
4%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 23 reviews

Pitstop KZN

Pitstop is a Restaurant & Pub on the South Coast in Banana Beach, with 1000s of model cars on display. Food provided ranges from Steak, Seafood, Hamburgers to Pizzas and Kiddies meals. Our Hamburgers Start out from small/average to our big 8.25kg monster which is served for groups of 8 - 10 people. Pitstop, Where Friend and Family Meet

Reviewed By Carlsaroundtheglobe - Maputo Province, Mozambique

Wow, this is a pub/restaurant with a difference. Thousands of scale model cars adorn the walls so for any miniature automobile enthusiast this is a dream. Location is slightly hidden and not so easy to find, but worth a visit for a quick beer or five. Food is standard pub style grub, with the exception of insane burgers that sport a 8kg pure beef patty. You'll need a large family to get through this one.
Food is of good standard, service can be slow and confusing but all fun when your on holiday and not too bothered about being in a hurry.
Definitely worth a visit even if it's just to take in the walls of little cars.

9. The Highland Fryer

Marine Drive | Shelly Beach, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television Bar, Seafood Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +27 39 315 6454
Excellent
43%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

The Highland Fryer

Reviewed By Nigel B - Johannesburg, South Africa

This restaurant is the best value for money on the South Coast. On Sundays there are to three course meal options available; one Sunday Roast and the other Fish and Chips.
There is a choice of starters and dessert with either option. The portions are generous and food is wholesome as opposed to fancy. Good atmosphere with pub on the side - can be a bit sweaty at this time of the year.
Good friendly service from waitresses and floor walkers.
Good gig!

10. Deli Cafe

Shelly Centre, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch +27 39 315 6613
Excellent
35%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Deli Cafe

Reviewed By Carlsaroundtheglobe - Maputo Province, Mozambique

Chef Zander will tantalize your taste buds with great home made South African cuisine. Their brownies and the lemon meringue is to die for. For the not so sweet tooth, try the curried stir fry. Totally love the Beaver Creek coffee selection of which a different coffee is featured every day, Transkei gold, is my favorite.

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