There’s nothing more Mzansi than a shisanyama! It’s a dining experience like no other: sizzling wors fresh off the flames, hot-off-the-grill steaks just how you like them, all served with traditional sides and all washed down with a cold one before you get the party started. It’s the stuff weekends are made of, and the party friends are made for.

So if you’re looking for a truly Mzansi dining experience, take your pick of some of Durban’s many hot shisanyamas.

Max’s Lifestyle

Where: Umlazi

What: Straight up township flavour, served with plenty of class and glamour. This unexpected oasis in Umlazi is where you can taste true South African cuisine at its best, let loose with friends and party it up with some of S.A’s hottest acts.

When: Monday to Thursday 7am-8pm, Friday to Sunday 7am-1am


Rainbow Restaurant

Where: Pinetown

What: The Rainbow Restaurant opened its doors in 1981, and has been serving up South African delights, classic comfort foods, braai meat and some of South Africa’s most loved jazz talent ever since.

When: Monday to Sunday 10am to close


Nina’s Foods

Where: Cato Manor

What: Pull up your ride, get a car wash and show off your hot new wheels – all while you have your pick of meat braaied just the way you like it. With a bar, big screen TV and live music all in a relaxed environment, it’s definitely a weekend hot-spot.

When: Monday-Thursday 7am-6pm, Friday-Sunday 7am-late.


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