Updated December 2021
I realised I was a road tripping kind of gal when I travelled 4000km by road with my husband from Malawi to Cape Town. Despite scary border crossings at Mozambique, long empty roads in the Northern Cape and days of being in a confined space together, we managed to stay friends. A road trip could be about getting from A to B but the joy of living the journey is where it’s at for me.
I persevered through constant childhood nausea on long drives, which I thankfully grew out of, a bad accident on the notorious Swellendam road that left me with a fractured spine, which I again thankfully recovered from and PUBLIC TOILETS! Yes, I have a serious phobia of public toilets and will avoid it at all costs if possible. But the long road cannot be braved with a small bladder. So I had to get over that too.
Besides just enjoying the beautiful scenery the Cape has to offer, I simply adore stopping in small towns along the way, soaking up the vibes, checking out the little crafty places you find especially along the very hipster garden route. There is a wealth of artistic treasures and experiences. I love buying interesting cheeses, homemade marmalade and all kinds of honey indigenous to different parts of the route. The one thing I struggle with is finding halaal food on the Garden Route. So you find you have no choice but to pack the car with meat from home, cos who does a holiday without a braai? Certainly not me. But even wanting to stop at a restaurant for a bite can be limiting as there are so few that offer anything halaal.
I recently did some digging and am happy to say that I can finally compile a list of halaal places on the Garden Route. So if like me you’ve been frustrated by the lack of options, I hope this brings you some small measure of joy.
McDonalds – Garden Route Mall, Knysna Road, George,
Burger King – 118 Park Rd Shop 56, Eden Meander Lifestyle Centre, George
Nandos – 74 Knysna Rd, Eastern Ext, George
Zainabs Kitchen (Homecooked Meals) – 083 674 2287
Meelas Delights – 3 Fabriek Street, George
KFC Garden Route Mall – Shop 62, Garden Route Mall, Knysna Road, 6529 044 887 0092
KFC York Street – Shop 23, Redefine Boulevard Mall, York Street, pho044 873 3873
KFC – Cnr Montagu-Main Rd,hone 044 382 6169
Amazen Foods – 20 HGrey Street
ZamZam Caterers – 083 5642507
Popeyes on Main – 1 Beacon Way
KFC – Shop G 01, Market Square Shopping Centre, 044 533 3097
Garden Route Halaal Home Cooked Meals
CONTACT: 082 927 7169 WHATSAPP: 073 363 6730
All foods are freshly prepared in our private kitchen at home.
A menu can be sent to customers on whatsapp if requested.
Layla and Hf Abdulhay Seedat
Next to the taxi rank in the town in Plettenberg Bay. Sells fish and chips.
24 Gladiolus street,malabar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
0729164393 / 0414572917
249a Durban road,Korsten, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 Daniel Road, Sidbury, Eastern Cape, South Africa
+ 27 42 203 1400