12 of the best Breakfast Runs to ride out to in SA

2015-08-14 21:00 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town – There are many types of bikers in SA, each with their own specifications, likes and needs.

One thing they all have in common, however, is that they have to eat. 

Whether you’re a rally-going roadster or a dusty off-roader, riding out on a easy Sunday morning for breakfast at a new destination remains one of best perks of owning a bike. 

Here are some of Traveller24’s best Breakfast Run options in SA: 

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Nanaga Farm Stall

Where:  near Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape 
Why go?
These guys serve the best pastries this side of Port Elizabeth. The road there is smooth N2 all the way, so you’ll be able to feel in the wind in your hair all through the ride there. 

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Saloon Route 66

Where: near Hartbeespoort Dam, Gauteng 
Why go? 
This is a rally bikers’ sweet spot. We love it because of the laid-back vibe and live music. 

Isabella's Restaurant

Where:  Lambert's Bay Waterfront, West Coast
Why go? 
This is the perfect reward for a long ride on the bike. … Has a view of the harbour and the newly renovated SA Heritage Site Bird Island. If you want to spoil yourself, eat ‘Weskuskos’ (lobster) while you’re there… 


The Burgundy

Where: Hermanus, Western Cape 
Why go? 
This well-loved local institution is famous for good food, but it’s also perfectly situated for a full view of the whales in the harbour in season (from July to October) . The road there is smooth to ride and if you’re looking for something a little off beat on this route, why not take a detour to the artist town of Baardskeerdersbos while you’re in the area?

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Beestekraal Stasie

Where: near Northam, Limpopo 
Why go? 
A laid back joint that serves good grub. Go here if you’re after some hearty hamburgers, or if you’re in the mood to dodge some serious potholes and boulders on the rocky road there. 


The Prawn Shack

Where: near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 
Why go?
A local institution if there ever was one. Guess what you should order after the easy drive to this laid-back beach bar?That's right… PRAWNS! 

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Jolly Dolphin

Where: Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape 
Why go? 
JBay is a real surfer town and this is where you’ll find the locals – young and old, day and night. Apart from the constant good vibes going at Jolly’s, it’s also the hangout with the best view in town over the pristine Dolphin beach. 

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The Highest Pub in Africa

Where: Atop Sani Pass, on the border between SA and Lesotho 
Why go? 
Well, if you need another reason besides the fact that it’s the highest pub in Africa, go for the fantastic dirt road meandering to the top of the Sani Pass. In winter, you’re bound to see snow up there too! 

Clarens Brewery

Where: Clarens, Free State 
Why go? 
The brewery in this quaint little town has become a Free State must-see. If you want the best view of the area before you head there, drive through the Golden Gate Highlands National Park for a view of the most incredible sandstone rock faces. 

ALSO READ: Clarens: A brewery with a town around it

The Village Trading Post

Where: De Rust, Klein Karoo  
Why go? 
The Meiringspoort Pass is something to witness. Even though the breakfast in De Rust is more than enough reason to go this route, these sky-high Meiringspoort mountains with the road built in the deep valley below will make it a breakfast run to remember. 

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Diesel and Crème

Where: Barrydale, Route 62
Why go?
There are two big reasons why this spot makes our list. One – you ain’t got a breakfast run list if you don’t mention Route 62 and two – you need to taste Diesel and Crème’s mindblowing milkshakes. 

READ: Blissful Barrydale

The Edge

Where: Hogsback, Eastern Cape 
Why go? 
This cosy little spot has the best view in Hogsback. The road there is also beautiful and mysterious with a stunning view of the Amatola Mountains. It’s like driving into a fairy forest!

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