Total excellence at 34 South


Our team visits many restaurants every year. We normally have four important tick boxes when evaluating a restaurant: food, service, atmosphere and value.

This may sound very simple, but it is often impossible for a restaurant to excel in all four aspects. Well hold onto your hats, because this one passes with flying colours!

34 South is set in the heart of the Knysna Waterfront and is an all-in-one restaurant, bar, deli, gift shop, clothing emporium, food store, fish monger and bakery. This is my go-to place whenever I’m in Knysna, a real no-brainer as their menu literally has something to suit all pallets.

Seafood and 34 South are synonyms – enjoy from mussels to prawns, calamari, fish, abalone, and of course their famous coastal oysters. But it doesn’t stop there; they also boast Mezze platters, rustic pizzas, kassler chops, eisbein, steaks, pasta, curry, stir-fry, shepherd’s pie, lasagne, soups, chicken, pork ribs, dim sum, nachos, enchiladas and my personal favourite, sushi.

34 South promise an entertaining dining experience that ticks all our boxes! They also form part of the Knysna Quintet of restaurants, which include The Drydock Food Company, 34 Tapas & Oysters, Sirocco and The Project Bar.

For more information, call 044 382 7331 or visit

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Contact Franchisee Liandé Barnard
Garden Route contact number 084 571 8659
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