Catembe Bar & Restaurant Knysna

21 Jan 2015

Knysna and the surrounding areas are blessed with an abundance of culinary offerings, spanning a broad spectrum of tastes and prices. One is always intrigued as to what perhaps lies around the next corner on one’s gastronomic travels.

For those wistful of the vibrant, colourful, spicy eateries peppering the Mozambican coastline look no further than a little gem tucked away in Pledge Square on Main Road – Catembe Bar. Relaxed, friendly, welcoming and lively, Catembe offers its patrons a slice of Mozambique right here on the Garden Route!

Whilst sipping on a caipirinha, mojito or one of the many cocktails on offer, peruse the huge wall blackboard for the daily fare on offer. Anything from succulent Portuguese sardines, beef trinchada to spicy chicken livers for starters, to prego rolls and those Mozambican signature dishes – piri piri chicken and prawns. I ordered the Patagonian calamari for mains – tender and tasty……out of this world.

Oh yes – don’t forget to sample a catembe – Mozambican tipple of red wine and coke, served in a pint mug. Service at Catembe is attentive, friendly and efficient.  Atmosphere is casual, vibey and fun. Personally I recommend Catembe highly and place it on my ‘to do’ list in Knysna. 

"Bamboo The Knysna Guest House in Hunters Home served as my base whilst exploring Knysna. Bamboo, owned and run by congenial and attentive hosts Jaynie and Gordon, offers the traveler a friendly, comfortable, inspirational and relaxing ‘home from home’ in a uniquely verdant setting. First time visitors beware……the call of Bamboo shall always remain with you!"