Biltong and others

A trip to South Africa will usually give an opportunity to try this fragrant snack.

Similar to Jerky, and made with a blend of herbs and spices formed into the meat (usually beef) Biltong is traditionally served at lunch times or as a light appetiser. It became popular at the time of Dutch settlers in the 17th century, and it still features prominently to this day, being most widely stocked in Cape Town but available nationwide.

The distinctive aroma of Biltong is difficult to misplace, and its flavour is not to everyone's liking, but it's worth a try for those who enjoy their meat spicy.

  • Madikwe Game Reserve

    Stunning 75,000 hectare nature reserve featuring the Big Five species and a large range of lodges serving authentic South African cuisine.

  • Johannesberg and Pretoria

    Enjoy Biltong and other authentic food stuffs from street sellers in Johannesburg, where you can barter for the best price.

  • South Africa in Luxury Self Drive

    Having your own car will give the freedom to go where you like when you like, meaning that finding convenience stores and authentic foods will be that much easier.

  • Garden Route Splendour Tour

    …Or let a coach take you through the scenic Garden Route on a 3 night tour. On 2 of these nights you can explore the various dining options in Knysna.