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Delish – A Must Stop on the N2 to Garden Route

Delish – A Must Stop on the N2 to Garden Route

Along the N2, on the scenic route between the Garden Route and Cape Town, is the welcome pit stop and favourite diner, Delish. Perched in the gorgeous countryside of the Western Cape, this eatery is a great stop for the family and hungry travellers needing an invigorating cup of coffee, a tasty meal, and a chance to recharge.

The menu is filled with homemade delights that are as tasty as they are comforting. Wood-fired breads and hearty pies are par for the course, as are homemade preserves and sauces. These make for awesome take-aways and gifts for those back home.

The menu has a great selection of breakfasts, ranging from the traditional bacon and eggs to the creamed spinach and bacon with poached eggs, or the smoked salmon with cream cheese and capers on rye.

Lunch favourites include a range of wood-fired pizzas, a lamb burger with minted Greek yoghurt, chicken burger with brie and sweet chilli, peri-peri chicken liver salad, halloumi salad, and roast chicken sandwich. Dinners are heartier, and just as delicious.

Choose from the 500 gram T-bone steak, the springbok shank, pan-fried kob, or the chicken and basil pesto pasta. There are some Banting meals on offer too. Delish is open for breakfast and lunch every day, as well as for dinners from Wednesday to Saturday. The Sunday lunches are hearty and beautifully presented.

The wine shop’s stock is comprehensive, with a selection of local labels to impress the winos, as well as craft beers and some rather special spirits.

Heidelberg is just over 270 kilometres from Cape Town, and is known for its pretty landscapes. There are a number of hiking and cycling trails around it, and the area is great for bird watchers that want to combine their love for birds with the peace and tranquillity of this gorgeous part of the Western Cape.

Delish’s Details

Delish Restaurant, Kloof Street (N2), Heidelberg, Western Cape, 6665
Telephone: +27 (0) 28 722 185
Website: http://www.delishn2.co.za/

Exploring George

Exploring George

Flanked by the imposing Outeniqua Mountain Range and the exquisite Indian Ocean, George is particularly pretty. This beauty, combined with the heritage of this town, makes George a prime tourist spot for families, honeymooners and backpackers wanting to experience South Africa. The climate here is somewhat Mediterranean, with rainfall particularly during the nights and the winter months. The summers are moderately hot and the winters cool to cold.

George is one of the Garden Route’s main towns, situated almost halfway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town (about 100 kilometres closer to the PE side). This is one of the oldest cities in the country and still retains much of the old-world elegance and architecture of yesteryear. George is the capital town of the Southern Cape. Read More »

Exploring Knysna

Exploring Knysna

Knysna is one of the best known gems along the world-famous Garden Route. It is situated between Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and Cape Town in the Western Cape. Although it has become a popular tourist attraction in the last two decades, Knysna’s history goes far further back; its forests being the famous home of African Elephants and forest-dwellers with an entire culture of their own in times past.

The spectacular scenery of Knysna is, undoubtedly, its most precious asset. The Indian Ocean tumbles through two mountain faces called The Heads. Together, these sandstone cliffs form a narrow channel, which connects the lagoon and estuary to the wild waters of the sea. Walking trails up The Heads reveal awe-inspiring views, not only of the impressive channel, but also of the tranquil lagoon that stretches to the horizon, lush forests and the mountains that they adorn. In fact, these views are, in whole or in part, something that can be enjoyed from just about any part of Knysna. Read More »

Exploring Mossel Bay

Exploring Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay sits along the gorgeous Garden Route of South Africa; a route characterised by verdant forests, winding rivers, craggy mountain ranges laden with fynbos, and a white sandy coastline that rivals some of the loveliest beach destinations in the world. This harbour town marks the halfway point between Cape Town in the Western Cape and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Mossel Bay is not only a convenient spot along a well-known route, but it is also exquisite in its aesthetic appeal.

Flanked by the vast azure of the Indian Ocean, the pristine peninsula, and the dramatic rugged faces of the Outeniqua Mountain Range, Mossel Bay remains an important fishing and industrial hotspot, with liberal lashings of history, charm and intrigue. It is close to the towns of George, Knysna, Oudtshoorn and Swellendam, making it an accessible base for explorers. Read More »