We’ve heard lots of great things about the Knus Karoo Kombuis and were very excited to visit them during our camping trip to Paarl. Knus Karoo Kombuis is a delightful family-friendly restaurant with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, delectable menu options, and a strong focus on creating memorable dining experiences for families.
Upon entering Knus Karoo Kombuis, families are greeted with an atmosphere that radiates warmth and coziness. The restaurant’s rustic decor and charming interior transport you to the heart of the Karoo, making it an ideal setting for a relaxed family meal. Whether you’re seated indoors or in the tranquil outdoor area, you’ll find a comfortable and inviting space for both parents and children. The outside garden area with its big old trees provides plenty of shade on those hot summer days and is the perfect spot to watch the little ones play on the generous playground and the water station.
So to maximise the fun for the children, bring along some clothes to change in case they get wet or they go wild on the bike trail track outside the restaurant.
They also have a lovely little shop inside where you can shop around for some deli items and sweet treats for the kids or even bring along some small gifts for family and friends. It all looks so beautiful and you can literally feel the love for detail.
- Play Area: The restaurant boasts a well-equipped play area where children can burn off some energy while parents enjoy their meal in peace. With slides, swings, and other play equipment, it’s a safe and entertaining space for kids to explore.
- Children’s Menu: Knus Karoo Kombuis understands that young taste buds can be particular. That’s why they offer a specialized children’s menu with a range of kid-approved dishes, from chicken nuggets and spaghetti to mini burgers. These dishes are not only delicious but also portioned perfectly for smaller appetites.
- High Chairs and Baby Changing Facilities: The restaurant provides high chairs for infants and toddlers, ensuring that even the youngest family members can comfortably join in on the dining experience. Additionally, there are clean and convenient baby changing facilities.
The menu at Knus Karoo Kombuis showcases the rich flavors of South African cuisine with a focus on Karoo-inspired dishes. Families can expect a diverse array of options, from hearty meat dishes to vegetarian and vegan choices. Some of the highlights include:
- Braaivleis: For those craving authentic South African flavors, the restaurant’s braaivleis (barbecue) dishes are a must-try. Juicy steaks, succulent lamb chops, and flavorful boerewors sausage are all cooked to perfection over an open flame.
- Vegetarian and Vegan Fare: Knus Karoo Kombuis offers a variety of plant-based options, ensuring that everyone in the family can find something they love. From roasted vegetable platters to vegan curries, they cater to diverse dietary preferences.
- Delicious Desserts: Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! The restaurant’s sweet treats, including traditional malva pudding and homemade ice cream, are perfect for satisfying your family’s sweet tooth.
You can take a sneak-peak on their menu here: MENU
We had an absolutely fantastic experience at this place and can highly recommend it to families visiting Paarl! The restaurant and beautiful garden space are perfect to relax and unwind and the kids can enjoy a huge playground and water play area. The food was delicious and something special compared to other places. So a real South African dining experience and we all loved it a lot!
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Opening Times: Mon – Fri 07:30 – 16:30, Sat 08:00 – 15:00, Sunday Closed
- Age Group: 0 – 99
- Baby Changing Facilities: Yes
- Kids Menu: Yes
- Fun Factor: 5/5
- Free WIFI: No