South Africa’s ‘rainbow cuisine’


Experiencing the best of South African ‘rainbow cuisine’ - the unique and intertwined variety of multicultural inspirations and stages - is a highlight of any trip to South Africa.

Influences range from indigenous African people, the Dutch since 1652, German, French, Italian, Greek and British since 1805 and their Indo-Asian slaves.

The Cape Malay people developed a unique cooking style with resemblances to cuisine of Indonesian and neighbouring colonial cultures.

The Western Cape is South Africa’s gourmet hot spot where leading chefs create sublime ‘rainbow cuisine’ dining experience, putting special emphasis on food and wine pairing.

Local food and produce markets are great places to try out some South African cuisine. Sweet delicacies include koeksisters and melktert.