Die Walskipper

4 Reviews
Light meals, Seafood, South African
Phone Number 0422920005 Opening Hours

Monday closed; Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 8pm; Sundays 12 noon to 3pm

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Menu - Walskipper Menu - Updated February 2018


R110 avg main meal
Light meals, Seafood, South African
R110 avg main meal
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Quick meals, Views
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Beer served, Booking required, Child friendly, Dinner, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Smoking, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Location and contact

Marine Martinique Seafront, Claptons Beach, Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Petro Lotz


Seafood commands centre stage at this seaside restaurant. It’s fresh and in abundance. The luxury of a perlemoen starter is only upstaged by the totally decadent seafood platter, loaded with crayfish and everything else. Your job becomes even more difficult as you then have to decide between the myriad of sauces and extras accompanying the platter. Alternatively, keep it simple with calamari or delicious grilled fish.

Don’t despair if you’re not a seafood admirer. Lamb shank, oxtail, braaivleis and pap, and crocodile sosaties all also fill the gap nicely. The ribs are also fantastic. They even serve curried tripe, although the ‘pensie’ could have been cooked a little longer. But all is forgiven at the sight of the fluffiest heap of samp – it’s nostalgic and comforting and just one of the many side options available. Monumental loaves of freshly baked bread beckon from a table.

As for sweets, how could you refuse Peppermint Crisp tart or koeksisters?


The wine list contains everybody’s favourites, perfect to sip from the quaint little enamel mugs supplied. You could also saunter over to the ancient coal stove to pour yourself ‘moerkoffie’.


Friendly, energetic waitrons with rolled up pants and curious Karate Kid-style headbands scuttle over the sand, bearing enamel plates to keep everyone happy and fed. Food orders are discussed and suggestions are made, resulting in the embodiment of South African hospitality.


Robinson Crusoe might have dreamed about this place: painted white benches and tables, shelter from the elements and tons of enamelware, as well as outside seating with the sea lapping at your toes for balmy evenings and warm fires inside for when the breeze turns into a howling gale. Your view: the ocean.


They have the cutest loos – Crusoe would have loved them.

(October 2017)

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User reviews

4 Reviews
    Grace and her team...the best place to be....great service...and the food is to die for...i had the new Calamari with spinach...i am a chef by trade and this was a great meal....thank you Grace for the propper wine glass lol this was a added bonus this time round....wil make it my mission to join you when we down

    Regards the Maase..
    When it is a perfect day, no wind, this the best place to be!
    Walskipper is an awesome restaurant and I would recommend it to anyone! I live in Joburg but we especially fly down to the eastern cape and drive all the way to Jeffreys Bay JUST to go eat at this restaurant! Absolutely brilliant service,food is out of this world!!!

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