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Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Not exactly a restaurant... Not exactly a bar... Definitely not a deli...
Not exactly a restaurant... Not exactly a bar... Definitely not a deli... Well, not exactly a deli... It's an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place. And it's a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too. And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain. And it's always on one, single line of latitude - the 34th parallel (but only on the Waterfront at the Knysna Quays).
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  • 380
    Excellent
  • 367
    Very good
  • 125
    Average
  • 66
    Poor
  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oyster choice

Considering that many of the restaurants in Knysna were suggesting that it was not a good time for oysters, this establishment not only served oysters, but also gave an excellent choice, including both cultivated and wild. For those choosing alternatives to oysters, the menu was varied and of good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
CZ2013
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Considering that many of the restaurants in Knysna were suggesting that it was not a good time for oysters, this establishment not only served oysters, but also gave an excellent choice, including both cultivated and wild. For those choosing alternatives to oysters, the menu was varied and of good quality. Good central location, excellent staff; certainly worth a visit if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful culinary experience at 34 South! From the service, to the wine to the mouthwatering seafood. Everyone in our party was highly impressed by both the quality and the quantity of the food. The oysters were particularly tasty and highly recommended.

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Centurion, South Africa
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559 helpful votes 559 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I made a quick stop on Saturday, 2 May 2015 at 34 South during our recent stay in Knysna. We entered the restaurant at the gift shop side and were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful items on display. We were seated at a table in the outside seating area under an umbrella. We had lunch on two... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great food and well prepared. Going hand in hand with excellent waiters and the postioning of the restaurant is superb.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The large restaurant was not busy and we were served quickly and the seafood was good enough. The red wine was warm, but improved after being on ice. I think this restaurant is better suited for casual lunch.

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Lancashire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have been eating here for many years now and have never been disappointed with the quality and selection of the food. The atmosphere is excellent and the staff can't do enough to make you visit most memorable.

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Loved sitting outside with the sun shining and watch the yachts passing by. It is close to town and lots of shops at the Waterfront to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a nice restaurant specializing in seafood, with a full sushi menu. We had seafood bisque and the catch of the day, which was deliciously prepared. The service was excellent, and restaurant was clean, and the food was very good. A bit pricey, but absolutely worth it. Would recommend for any seafood lover!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Slightly hidden but once entered it opens up to a nice big restaurant with many different selections from sushi table to a great delli selection. Our waiter Sascha was brilliant with all our requests and beer attentive. Just had to wait a while for my ordered meal.

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Knysna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My wife and I had our Anniversary dinner at 34 Degrees with a couple who are good friends of ours on 6th April, 2015. We had not dined at 34 Degrees in a long time, although we are residents of Knysna.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 7331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chowder, African, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Not exactly a restaurant... Not exactly a bar... Definitely not a deli... Well, not exactly a deli... It's an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a meeting place. And it's a gift shop, a clothing emporium, a food store, a fish monger and a bakery, too. And the finest wine shop this side of the grape curtain. And it's always on one, single line of latitude - the 34th parallel (but only on the Waterfront at the Knysna Quays).
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?