Caninmambo Restaurant, Graskop

Our Graskop restaurant has been awarded the platinum star award from the tourism grading counsel of South Africa (t.g.s.a) the equivalent of 5 stars. The indoor smoking area  and cocktail lounge is the best place to be on those cold and misty Graskop nights. Our restaurant is also wheel chair friendly with ample parking.

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Specializing in Portuguese and Mozambican cuisine

The story begins in the ‘Old-country” in a little town called Lisbon in 1954 .

Jose Alberto Marques,bored with the city life, received a contract to run a general dealer in deep dark Africa.

Being a sea-faring nation, the Portuguese have always been intrepid explorers and Vovo Jose could not resist the allure of the unknown.

So in 1956,he packed his wife and his youngest daughter, at the time and embarked on the three month journey to MoCambique.

They arrived at ANGONIA amid the storms and stenches and the chaos of colonial Africa.

Plucked from the gulley and packed on the back of a battered old truck, amid the blaring goats, bags of rice and sweating barrels of paraffin they clawed their way through the ‘picada’.

The conditions where less than perfect but it must have struck a chord with the young family. The contract was only for a year but they stayed a bit longer.


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