Recreate your seat at Mzansi’s table this Easter holiday

Easter is around the corner and that means plenty of South Africans are eagerly awaiting some much needed time off and a delicious Easter lunch. With time off and food being a winning combination, there is one key ingredient missing – a stunning location. Of course, your dining room table may be a fine piece of wood, it’s got nothing on the setting that Mzansi can provide when creating your seat at the table.

In Mzansi, we have the world in one country so there are always plenty of options to recreate your seat at the table. Here are a few lunch location ideas:

On a mountain.

If you live in Gauteng or the North West then you have no doubt heard that Hartebeespoort Dam is a place to be. Towering over the dam is the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains, which you can actually travel to the top of on a glorious cable car ride at the Harties Cableway. At the top there are four different restaurants to choose from, which gives you plenty of options to enjoy lunch with a view. This is a must for anyone looking to expand the horizons of their seat at the table.

With the wild

One of the most awe-inspiring selling points of Mzansi is our incredible and diverse wildlife. If you haven’t been to the bush then you really are missing out. Not only is it your chance to connect with nature in an intimate way, there’s a national park to explore in every single province.

What makes our national parks so great are the facilities available. At every camp, in every lodge, there is a place for you and your loved ones to sit down and indulge in a hearty meal in the heart of the South African wild.

By the sea, With over 2,700km of coastline, there is no shortage coastal spots to find your seat at the table. In South Africa, a varied assortment of superb line fish and shellfish is available due to our geographical position bordering two oceans – the cold Atlantic Ocean and the warm Indian Ocean. Not to mention the

Coastal cities score high marks for quality fish eateries. In Cape Town, it’s worth visiting Black Marlin in Simon’s Town, Kalky’s in Kalk Bay and Panama Jacks in the Table Bay harbour. There are also a number of exceptional fish restaurants at the V&A Waterfront, as well as in the fishing villages of the West Coast (check out Paternoster).  Along the Garden Route, drop by Robberg Fine Foods in Plettenberg Bay for fresh trawls. Durban’s Glenashley Fisheries, Café 1999 and New Café Fish come highly recommended.

It’s your time to recreate your seat at the table

Whatever you decide to do, this is your chance to get out of your comfort zone and make this an Easter to remember. It can be as delicious as it is wondrous with no shortage of menu options and locales to explore. So, grab a seat at Mzansi’s table, and fill your stomach and heart at the same time.

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