Stock up on SA food in the UK

Missing your potjiekos? Forgotten the recipe for bobotie? Want to know where you can buy proudly South African – in the UK?

Here’s a few links to help you recapture the taste of home.

Biltong Online offers various varieties for biltong as well as droe wors, available for sale online, and delivered to you.

Biltong2U offers not just biltong but all the South African delicacies you’ve been missing. Biltong2U has a shop situated in Monmouthshire in Wales, and an online store.

“‘n Boer maak ‘n plan” (a farmer makes a plan) is the promise from Joumase (no translation available!). If they don’t have what you’re after, they’ll order it for you. All kinds of Saffa goodies, from foodstuffs to handmade curios are available at the Stevenage store or online.

SANZA’s online shop offers a taste of home for all South Africans and other southern hemisphere scatterlings. Their online shop has everything from boerewors to Springbok rugby jerseys, and a community where you can hook up with other South Africans missing home.

Susman’s Best Beef Biltong – SA meat, groceries, sweets, beverages, recipes, clothing, seeds and bulbs, African cards and more. Buy online or visit their store in Newhaven.

“If you’re missing South Africa, we have the cure,” promises The South African Shop. “… And the fact that we usually have Radio Highveld playing in the store has had many a tear coursing down South African cheeks.” Their Maidenhead shop is the largest of its kind, catering to all “safrophile” tastes with South African foods as well as books, CDs and DVDs and Saffa memorabilia.

The South African e-Shop is the only “fully internet based South African e-Shop in the UK” and offers all the “seriously lekker” foods you’ve being missing. Their belief is that SA food in the UK shouldn’t be a treat, but a part of your everyday diet. Gift vouchers are also available.

But then there’s the SA eSHOP, whose “secure online orders make stocking up on your favourite South African goodies so easy” – with free delivery to all addresses in England, Wales and Southern Scotland for orders of more than £60. reporter