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6 Street Foods You Should Try In South Africa

A beautiful country with stunning natural landscapes, vibrant cities, and a rich history, South Africa is a great place to explore. From incredible wildlife to a troubled history, this country has some incredible cuisine to discover.



We give you five foods that you must try when visiting South Africa.

1. Bunny Chow
This popular dish of South Africa is loved by both locals and tourists. Originated from the Durban Indian community, this dish is a combination of bread and curry and has made way even on the international level.

2. Walkie Talkie
This combo of chicken feet and the head is referred as Walkie Talkie by South Africans. Though the combo’s name does not excite, the taste surely does! The Walkie Talkie comes in two variations, boiled and roasted or braaied.

3. Chakalaka
A spicy vegetarian dish consisting of tomatoes, beans, peppers, onions, and curry. Other vegetables are added depending on the region. This dish is flavorful and rich in spices. It can be used as dip.

4. Biltong
Biltong is the original dried meat, known as beef jerky in the western world. This food has a different taste and is thicker and chewier than jerky.

5. Boerewors
A traditional South African sausage, Boerewors is a combination of beef, pork, coriander, and curry. It is cooked on Braai and is one of the most favorite foods for BBQ parties.

So, if you’ve been asking yourself what to eat in South Africa – now you know!



  1. Wow, thanks for the article John! These dishes sound so interesting – I wonder where I can get some Walkie Talkie.


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