A Lekker South African Breakfast

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Food is a universal language - everyone loves to eat, right? Mzansi has all you need to start off the day on a good note. We take a look at some of our favourite South African breakfasts. South African Breakfast

Isidudu (Mealie Pap)

Isidudu is a soft porridge made from ground corn or mealie meal. Usually eaten during breakfast, this dish is served with sugar and milk. Although, some add peanut butter or butter. There are many items you can add to this dish to bring out its amazing flavour. This is a great breakfast dish as it keeps you fueled up all day long.


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Amagwinya is South Africa's take on a doughnut. This indulgent treat is the perfect alternative to croissants. Before heading to work or school, make sure you pick up some of these treats. You can eat the amagwinya on its own, or top it with jam, curry, cheese or cold meat to make a more filling breakfast.


Ouma Rusks And Tea

An old favourite, no South African is able to turn down an Ouma rusk served with warm tea. These crispy morsels pair perfectly with a sweet cup of tea. Whether you're a dunker or not, this combo is the perfect treat on for a cold South African morning.

Ouma Rusks


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why oats are the perfect go-to for a South African breakfast. Oats are healthy, filling and oh-so delicious. There are many ways to spruce up your morning oats - try adding a spoon of peanut butter and sliced banana or strawberry jam and blue berries. This dish will give you all the energy you need to conquer your day.


Weetbix is a classic South African breakfast. It doesn't matter if you're young, old, rich or poor, this cereal is a great way to start the day. Some prefer it warm, others like it cold, but no matter your preference, this meal has many benefits. Some of the benefits include being low in sugar, being an excellent source of healthy wholegrains and providing vitamins and minerals to help you start your day.



Happiness in a sip, Mageu is a drinkable sour porridge. Many a South African consider this their favourite drink because of its nutritional benefits. It is low in calories and fat, yet filling. It also boosts and sustains energy levels. Best served chilled, mageu is the perfect on-the-go South African breakfast. So, before you clock in for the day, make sure you grab some of this goodness.


What is your favourite South African breakfast? Let us know in the comments section below!

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