• 34 South Restaurant, Knysna, Oysters

Oysters @ 34

34 South - the home of the Knysna Oyster

We serve two kinds of oysters at 34 South: the Garden Route's indigenous wild (or coastal) oysters, and cultivated (Pacific Ocean) oysters. Which are you going to choose?

  • Attention! Attention! The best way to eat oysters? – Freshly shucked. They're at their best within 5 to 10 minutes of opening.

Download our oysters menu here

Wild oysters - Striostrea margaritaceae 

The choice of the ancients, and a tasty choice indeed, the wild oysters we serve grow only on the coast between Cape Agulhas and the Transkei. They’re fleshy, flashy, and easily distinguished by their unevenly-shaped shells. 

Cultivated oysters - Magallana gigas

The choice of most commercial growers around the world, Pacific or cultivated oysters originated in the Sea of Japan. They’re just as fleshy and flashy as wild oysters, but you can identify them by their even shape and the frilly, fan-like protrusions on their pretty, greenish shells. Our cultivated oysters are grown on inter-tidal racks or in cages suspended beneath the surface of the water in Saldanha Bay and Port Elizabeth.

Highlights from our oysters menu

34 South Restaurant, Knysna

Cultivated oysters

Served on a bed of crushed ice, with lemon wedges and Tabasco; Choose how many you want! 

  • Cultivated medium - R28 each


34 South Restaurant, Knysna

Coastal oysters

Naturally wild oysters harvested between Nature's Valley and Witsand. Served on crushed ice straight from the ocean!

  • Coastal cocktail - R16 each
  • Coastal medium - R38
  • Coastal large - R45
34 South Restaurant, Knysna, Oysters

Oyster experience

1 large coastal, 1 medium coastal, 1 cocktail coastal, 1 medium cultivated PLUS a glass of bubbly - R140

34 South Restaurant, Knysna, Oysters

34 South fresh oyster & prawn tapas

3 medium coastal oysters, 3 medium coastal oysters  + 6 poached prawns on a bed of ice  - R240