A Taste of Africa

This South African restaurant and coffee shop is based near the banks of the Sundays River, and just outside the Southern Gate of Addo Elephant National Park, in a small town called Colchester. We offer great food and excellent service while dishing up lots of local and lekker favourites seven days a week.

“A Taste of Africa” is the brainchild of local entrepreneur, Karl Botha, who saw the need for authentic South African food to be served in Colchester. It opened in June 2015 and has been providing a venue for good friends and families to hang out and enjoy a slice of African cuisine ever since.

The menu comprises of a range of delicious favourites, from several breakfast options, pizzas, burgers and pastas to steaks, kudu carpaccio and the well known South African braai meal.

Famous for its delicious Lavazza coffees, “A Taste of Africa” also boasts a variety of ciders, wines, local beers and craft beers such as Car Park John.

Open every day of the week for walk-ins or bookings, the indoor and outdoor seating areas are perfect for families, individuals, functions, parties and hungry people. Take-aways are also available.

Restaurant Menu

We serve up local favorites including weekly and monthly specials, so please ask your waitress about the specials.

Our standard menus can be found below:

A Taste of Africa Functions

Please contact us to hire out the venue for your function.


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GPS: 33°41’28.1″S 25°49’35.0″E

Contact Details

Phone: 076 637 6351 / 042 007 0404

Address: Corner of Darling and Jetty St, Colchester, 6175 (right next to the Colchester KWIKSPAR)

Trading Hours: 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM (Mon-Sun)

Payment Methods: Visa,  Mastercard or Cash. We are fully licensed.