Muisbosskerm is an open air beach restaurant on the West Coast near Lamberts Bay.
It is probably the best example of alfresco west coast hospitality. There’s an array of seafood on offer, as well as delicious home-made bread, paella and crayfish (at an extra cost). Muisbosskerm is known for its seafood but if that’s not your favourite, don’t worry! When your tummy is full from the seafood buffet, out comes a selection of meat dishes including a traditional South African potjie such as a waterblommetjie bredie. (A bredie is a stew cooked in an iron pot over an open fire).
It’s a rustic experience – you eat with a mussel shell as your fork. But a truly authentic one! All the time, you enjoy superb views over the beach and crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. On a sunny day, there is little to beat this!
We include lunch at Muisbosskerm as part of a guided excursion to the West Coast. But if your timing doesn’t match our seasonal programme, it is easy to visit on a self-drive basis.
Just please remember to book, as it gets very popular especially over the Christmas festive summer and on summer weekends.You could enjoy a swim in the sea. But the water is usually very bracing as it is the Atlantic Ocean.
If visiting on a weekday, we also recommend popping in to the Teubes Wine-tasting shop in town for a taste of their wines of the West Coast.