Coolest ice-cream spots from Cape Town to Durban

Posted by Anita Froneman on 5 November 2019

If you’re planning a road trip from Cape Town to Durban via Bloem (or visa versa), you’ll need to know where to stop, stretch your legs and grab an ice-cream along the way. Whether you’re taking the whole family, just your significant other or driving solo, we’ve found the best local spots for these refreshing treats.

The Creamery – Mouille Point, Cape Town


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If you’re leaving from Cape Town you may not be ready for this (although we’re not judging), however, if you have just arrived from Durban, this is a great spot to grab a delicious cone or cup, enjoy the view and breathe in the sea air once more. Whether you prefer lemon curd swirl, classic chocolate, popcorn flavour or one of their many other offerings, there is something for everyone.

The Laingsburg Dairy Den – Laingsburg

This community-orientated local hangout gets a 5-star rating on Facebook. What could be better than ice-cream in the Karoo in summer? Pop in for some yummy treats, like cookies and cream, before you hit the road again.

Die Plattelander – Colesberg



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Rumoured to have the best homemade ice-cream in town, stop for a treat this holiday to get refreshed. They offer a wide variety of other dishes and desserts, too.


Springfontein House

This farm-like guesthouse will make you feel like you’ve already arrived at your vacation spot. This lovely venue also serves fresh, tasty ice-cream perfect for the halfway snack.



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If you’re passing through the City of Roses, you can’t move on before spoiling your tastebuds with one of these delicious frappes or treats. Ice cold and oh-so decadent, their creamy shakes will reinvigorate you for the last part of your journey from Bloemfontein onwards.

The Phat Chef Roadside Diner – between Harrismith and Bergville


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Admittedly it would be a bit of a detour and technically speaking rich, gourmet milkshakes (like these from the Phat Chef) are just ice-cream in another guise, but the beauty of the surroundings in the Northern Drakensburg will make this pit stop well worth it.

Eish Kream – Durban


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You made it! Now that you’re finally in Surf City, after a dip in the ocean, try Durban’s original flavoured ‘cold-press spaghetti ice cream’. No, it’s not made from pasta but this soft serve is squeezed onto the cone in curious-looking spaghetti-like strands of deliciousness.

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