If you’ve checked out my recent Pinnacle post you’ll know that we’ve been coming to Pinnacle Point regularly for about 9 years or so. It’s located on the outskirts of Mossel Bay so we’ve spent quite a bit of time in and around the area.
There are places in Mossel Bay we went to back when we started coming here which I am not going to write about now because who knows how much they’ve changed over the years! I will be writing about my recent adventures and the ones that come in the future.
Our recent trip took us to the harbour quite a few times, we went to Kaai 4 Braai twice, the Mossel Bay Oyster Bar next door, and the London Bus Fish & Chip Company next to that. All three share a toilet which is just outside the Kaai 4 Braai entrance. Something cool that they don’t tell you and that we only figured out on trip number two to this section of the harbour is that you can buy food and drinks from any of the restaurants and take them into any of the others!
So our first trip was just to Kaai 4 Braai for lunch on Sunday. The concept is simple, you order and pay for your food and drinks at the window by the entrance. They then give you a number which you put on a table of your choosing. Your drinks are given to you immediately at the window, and once your food is ready they bring it to you. My only issue with this process is how long you have to stand in the queue for drinks sometimes. We generally don’t go out to eat to stand in queues, but if you order 2 rounds of drinks you can avoid some of that, but on a hot day, your drinks might be warmer than you’d like. So I guess it’s up to you to decide which is worse… 😉
Their play area is basically a sandpit with a big wooden boat and a slide. It’s simple and the kids are crazy about it! Try to make peace with the amount of sand you’re going to be bringing home with you. We had 4 kids there and we could have opened our own beach club with all the sand we took back to Pinnacle!
The food is good, we had the Lamb, Rice and Salad, which was nice, some of us enjoyed it more than others, I’m not really a fan of sweet food. The Chicken, Rice and Salad, very average, if you like that the tomato/sweet taste then I recommend getting the Lamb version instead. We also had Ribs which were amazing. We ordered Chicken Kebabs, Cheese & Biltong Roosterkoek, and Cheese, Tomato & Onion Roosterkoek for the kids. The Roosterkoeks were the highlight for us all! We actually ordered three more after eating some of the kids food. I could have eaten 3 by myself! So even with all the lovely food they have there, the Cheese, Tomato & Onion Roosterkoek (which is basically the South African equivalent of a toasted sandwich cooked on a fire) was what blew me away. Trust me and try it!
We enjoyed it so much that we went back for more 3 days later! After our amazing lunch at Transkaroo, you can read about that here, we drove through to Mossel Bay Oyster Bar for Champagne and Oysters. I had 6 Oysters and a few pieces of Sushi, which was absolutely delicious, fantastic quality (my kids devoured two plates of it), and I still dragged everyone to Kaai 4 Braai for a Roosterkoek! We had a bottle of very reasonably priced Graham Beck with our amazing Sushi, and then my friend and I carried on drinking by the glass. R25 a glass of Pongrácz and they fill it to the brim! So worth it!
This is when we found out that we could take the glasses of champagne with us to Kaai 4 Braai and bring them back later. We also discovered that we could order more kid friendly food like Chicken Strips and Fish & Chips from the London Bus and take it over to Kaai 4 too. So we had the best of everything! Happy kids playing in their new favourite play area, eating the food they want to eat. Happy wives drinking champagne and eating Roosterkoek, and happy husbands drinking beer and sitting by the fire!
[su_quote]Happy kids playing in their new favourite play area, eating the food they want to eat. Happy wives drinking champagne and eating Roosterkoek, and happy husbands drinking beer and sitting by the fire![/su_quote]
We had an amazing time in Mossel Bay, and there are many places to add to this post, and I will definitely do so soon! There is more on Mossel Bay in my Pinnacle post if you want to wander over to it…
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you.