food, shop & dine
There the West Coast Mall in Vredenburg, on the Saldanah rd that has a great Woolworths and
most other chain stores, this is the best place for a good stock up
The Pick ‘n Payin Vredenburg (up with the main road - you’ll find it on the left just past the
Standard Bank) is very well-stocked with everything but not as upmarket as the Woolworths.
There is a Spar in St Helena bay. It is very well stocked with most necessities.
The area around the harbour has some quaint shops and artist studios to explore.
The closest shop to Britannia bay is "De Agterbaaier," with an ATM, Lotto and a bottle store.
For emergency stocks, there is a place in Britannia Bay 1 called the Kosblik Kanteen operating
out of a home’s garage.... tricky to find, ask for directions, they operate 24/7.
There is a weekend market in Hopefield on Saturday mornings at 9.30 selling locally grown
and baked goodies, worth the trip.
There is also a bee shop called simply bee selling honey and products made from honey
and bee serum.
Plenty of freshly frozen seafood is available in St Helena Bay Harbour for a steal
Or take a drive to the neighbouring areas for some excellent restaurants
The local St Helena restaurants offer local food:
De palm restaurant +27 71 306 3582
Local sea food
Algria restaurant +27 22 736 1393
Picapizza +27 22 736 1079
De Ster +27 83 273 4703
Simple local favourite
The sunfish +27 71 116 7174
Local steak house
Paternoster: (20 mins away)
The Noisy Oyster (voted best west coastrestaurant by Conde Nast)
booking is essential (0227522196).
At Wolfgat, ,
voted the best restaurant in the worl by The World Restairant Awards in Paris in 2019.
Situated in a charming revamped fisherman’s cottage on the Paternoster coastline, this intimate,
20-seater restaurant offers a one-of-a-kind experience, where diners get to witness firsthand
the passion and devotion of chef and feted forager Kobus van der Merwe.
At Oep ve Koep farmstall.
Expect a pared-down three-course menu of Strandveld-inspired cooking.
Ruebens at the Abalone House and Spa has had good reviews ( 022 752 2044)
The Voorstrand is also in Paternoster situated on the beach (0227522038).
Gaaitjie was considered the best restaurant in Paternoster and indeed it is fine dining with a
local twist be sure to call ahead booking is essential (022 - 7522 242 )
Skatkis Restaurant – best known for its calamari.
Try Leeto restaurant call 0217945858, a new one in Paternoster, by Chef Garth Almazan
formerly of Catharinas in Cape Town
On The Rocks – best old fashioned traditional fish & chips ever!
Jacobsbaai: (20 mins away) Weskus Plek – The Cape Fish Bobotie is a mus
t Vredenburg:(15minsaway) Juffrou’sHoogte–BiggestburgerintheWest Coast –
even the road sign says “moerse burger”
. Saldanha: (30 mins away)
The Sandstone Café & Lounge – Great burgers.
Ouma se Vetkoekpaleis – Curry Vetkoek
Langebaan: (30 mins away) Die Strandloper – Amazing 7-course seafood buffet that even
attracts the attention of international celebs (just ask Charlize).
Driftwoods–Greatall- rounder – and if you are a rib fan.
Lekka By Die See – best west coast Mussel Pot.
Marcs beach bar Mykonos.
Velddrif (20 mins away): Die Vishuis: anything fresher has yet to be caught