• Explore the Garden Route’s delightful array of dessert spots that promise to indulge your cravings for sweets and treats. From charming cafes to hidden gems, these destinations are a must-visit for dessert enthusiasts seeking a memorable culinary experience.

    Hoekwil Country Cafe

    Nestled atop a hill in Hoekwil, near Wilderness, you’ll discover the charming Hoekwil Country Cafe, a local treasure often stumbled upon by chance.  At Hoekwil Country Cafe, indulge in a delightful array of cakes that cater to every palate.

    Choose from an impressive selection of six different cheesecakes, including Lemon, Blueberry, Creamy Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Turkish Delight, and Gluten/Sugar-Free Cheesecake. Their mouthwatering Carrot Cake is a must-try along with their decadent Bar-One Chocolate Cake, and zesty Lemon Meringue—each a treat worth savouring.

    Address: Cnr, Duiwe Rd, Hoekwil, Wilderness, 6538

    Hours: Mon – Fri, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sat-Sun, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Contact: 044 850 1037

    Prince of Tarts

    Known as the best bakery along the Garden Route, Prince of Tarts innovates and delivers the highest quality baked goods. Using only fresh ingredients, diners are treated to perfectly crafted, petite tarts, each a work of art, adorned in various hues and flavours. From blueberry cheesecake to caramel, coffee, pecan nut, and dark chocolate, these delightful treats beckon with irresistible charm.

    Address: 5 Hibernia St, George Central, George, 6529

    Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm | Sat, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Contact: 082 850 7292

    Nina’s Cafe

    Originally a small café established in 2016, this beloved spot has blossomed into a bustling restaurant complete with a bakery and a gin shop. It’s a gathering place for friends of all ages, to indulge in delicious fusion cuisine and fine wines.

    The cosy yet trendy interior sets the perfect backdrop for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, catering generously to vegetarians and vegans alike.

    Address: 45 York St, Dormehls Drift, George, 6529

    Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Fri, 8:00 – 9:00 pm | Sat, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Contact: 044 873 5414


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    Cape Saint Blaize Restaurant

    Located at the historic lighthouse in Mossel Bay, this lighthouse offers not only a breathtaking view of the ocean but also a unique dining experience.

    Diners can enjoy something sweet by choosing from their cake menu which boasts delicious chocolate, carrot and cheesecake slices.

    Address: 2 Montagu St, Mossel Bay, 6500

    Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm | Sat-Sun, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Contact: 072 138 3911


    If you’re looking for a great place to dine in Knysna, you can’t go wrong with Chatters. Their dessert menu boasts a wide variety of delicious home-made desserts like fresh fruit pavlova, ginger and lemon cheesecake, and Amarula creme brulee.

    Address: 9A Gray St, Knysna Central, Knysna, 6571

    Hours: Tues – Sat, 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Contact: 044 382 0203

    Nest Food Bar

    Knysna’s newest foodie destination! With a selection of sweet pastries and delectable desserts to choose from, the Nest Food Bar is a must-visit when you’re in Knysna.

    Address: The Boatshed, Long St, Thesen Island, Knysna, 6571

    Hours: Mon-Sun, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

    Contact: 063 714 5398


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