Winter is here. That’s a fact. An army of White Walkers have already been spotted in the Cape of Good Hope and it’s just a matter of time before they march to the North. Luckily, you don’t have to be a Game of Thrones fan to know the names of the only fiery fighters capable of standing up to the icy daggers of the Undead. Biryani, Rogan Josh, Tandoori, Kadai, Dhal Gosht, Tikka Massala and Vindaloo are forged in a red-hot furnace and carry shields of cinnamon and swords of Kashmiri chillies to banish the cold.

Lamb curry. Photo:

Thanks to TravelGround you don’t have to sail to the East to assemble your legion. We found 14 curry spots around South Africa where you can enlist the services of one of these scorching warriors for less than R100:


Greenside: Spiceburg; 10 Gleneagles Way; 011 4862255

Linden: Banjaara; C/O 4th Avenue and 7th Street; 079 520 4426

Ferndale: The Curry Palace; C/O Main Road and Oxford Street; 011 781 6750/1

Yum! Indian spices, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment (Flickr)


Brooklyn: Little Durban Food and Spices; Bronkhorst Street; 012 460 8838

Arcadia: Oriental Palace; 410 Schoeman Street; 012 322 2195

Indian Spice, Chris Eason (Flickr)


Westdene: The Raj; 105 Henry Street; 051 430 1527

Chicken Kharahi, pelican (Flickr)


No quick food blog could possibly do justice to the swirling kaleidoscope of flavour that is the Durban curry scene, but if your time is limited we suggest you pop into one of these fantastic eateries.

Tongaat: Sea Belle; South Beach Road; 032 941 5551

Springfield: Goundens; 39 Eaton Street; 031 205 536

City Centre: Capsicum Restaurant; 1299 Umgeni Street; 031 303 2266

Chillies, Chris Brown (Flickr)

Port Elizabeth:

Humewood: Raasoie; Shop 9; Dolphins Leap Complex; Beach Road; 041 582 3981

Summerstrand: Hungry Peter; Shop 11; The Boardwalk Hotel and Casino; Beach Road

Photo: Lise Beyers

Cape Town:

City Centre: India Food Inn; 156 Long Street; 021 422 5060

City Centre: Eastern Food Bazaar; 96 Darling Street; 021 461 2458

Bo-Kaap: Bo-Kaap Kombuis; 7 August Street; 021 422 5446

Bo-Kaap Neighborhood, David Stanley (Flickr)

There you have it. Winter may be coming, but these 14 curry spots will keep you warm!


Feature image: Jon Connel (Flickr)