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34 South

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Waterfront, Knysna Quays, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 7331
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best seafood restaurant in town. Having always a lot of people eating there is the best indicator for its excellent quality. And when done eating, don’t forget to browse around in their shop.

Thank Dino W
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place buzzes! We had a brilliant breakfast & on another day amazing dinner. Love it! This is THE place to eat in Knysna. The shop is good too with in house home baked bread, great selection of sauces, condiments & chocolates. South african cafe culture at its best.

Thank AuldReekieTraveller
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Eating fresh delicious fish, salads and the any of the other dishes on the extensive menu always make me feel like I'm on holiday in Summertime. Friendly service with a great vibe in the restaurant and on the deck next to the water makes for a delicious lunch or supper.

Thank Candace M
Dundee, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a table booked on a Thursday evening and it was necessary as it was very busy.We were immediately given menus and left to peruse them whilst getting our drinks attended to,the waiter was very amenable.I had the fresh line caught fish,which was yellow fin,it was excellent,the accompanying chips were nice but very salty.The food prices are very reasonable... More 

Thank beardie27
Dublin, Ireland
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great spot to meet friends and know that someone will find something to enjoy. Their menu is super broad. Pizza, Sushi, Seafood, Tex Mex and steaks. The wine selection is heavily weighted to Leopards leap, but there is a great selection beyond that. The La Motte was amazing, the staff are super friendly and all brilliant. Seems... More 

Thank Bryan A
Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing range of food, huge portions, great staff. Visited a couple of times during our stay in Knysna.

Thank e g
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant had a great atmosphere and is situated conveniently on the Knysna waterfront. The menu was extensive with a great deal of choice. However this was probably its downfall as we all ended up disappointed with our meals. The starters were a meal in themselves. The deep fried calamari was served with rice and a little salad so when... More 

Thank jcm0
Pennington, South Africa
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The meza platter selection has got to be the best value light meal around. Ambiance is great and service attentive. Excellent bakery.

Thank ronmoiram
Cape Town
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an outstanding meal at 34 South. The prawn & calamari platter was delicious and the service was on the ball. Will definitely go back.

Thank Victoria K
Benoni, South Africa
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited during a very busy lunch time in December. As the busiest season it should be expected to be crowded. Never the less the service was good. the food however was not as good as the menu would leave one to believe and the banting options we chose were disappointing. The venue itself is lovely although we felt rather... More 

Thank Lindi W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $20
Japanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?