Restaurants

Top ChoiceSouth African in Sabie

Wild Fig Tree

There’s a meat-driven menu and a warm atmosphere here, amid candles, wildlife photos and artworks. It's a great place to sample traditional South African dishes, especially game meat – from ostrich kebabs and...

Top ChoiceSouth African in Blyde River Canyon

Potluck Boskombuis

Look out for the South African flag and follow the red-dirt track to this 'bush kitchen', a makeshift shelter beneath gnarly boulders and trees decorated with animal skulls, its terrace nudging the rocks in the...

Top ChoiceInternational in Hazyview

Kuka Café

Its blue-grey walls hung with artwork and cage lampshades, Kuka's glass doors open onto a terrace decorated with fairy lights. It's a contemporary setting for cocktails, tapas, pizzas, seafood, sushi and grills;...

Top ChoiceInternational in Dullstroom

Mayfly Restaurant

Attracting local couples, families and tourists, this classy set-up is renowned for its red meat, such as the recommended Mayfly rump topped with red wine, mushroom sauce and more, but it's also good for a cooked...

Top ChoicePub Food in Nelspruit (Mbombela)

Cicada

Nelspruit's youth come here to drink draught craft beers in the industrial interiors and on the large open terrace. Music pumps out and there's football on the TV. On the menu are steaks, chicken dishes, wraps,...

Gastronomy in Hazyview

Summerfields Kitchen

Locals and weekenders in the know head 5km west of town to dine beneath metalwork chandeliers in this barn-like contemporary space, its terrace overlooking the organic kitchen garden. Waiters in black serve...

Pub Food in Dullstroom

Duck & Trout

On chilly nights, a fire crackles in every corner of this converted dairy, which has an extensive menu featuring all-day breakfasts and pub grub. It's a good place for a wood-fired pizza and a beer or two with...

Crêpes in Graskop

Harrie’s Pancakes

The chic white minimalist interior of Graskop's original pancake house, full of modern art and quirky touches, often fills with coach parties. You won’t find breakfast-style pancakes here but mostly savoury and...

Greek in Sabie

Woodsman

Half pub, half restaurant, the Woodsman offers great food with a Greek twist. Moussaka, stifado stew, grilled calamari, mezedhes (starter plates) and other offerings are mixed with local dishes: pan-fried trout,...

Steak in Nelspruit (Mbombela)

Turn 'n Tender

This lounge-style steakhouse has a long menu offering steaks in global styles, including French (with sun-dried tomato butter) and Spanish (with smoked paprika and parsley butter), as well as biltong starters,...

South African in Pilgrim’s Rest

Vine Restaurant

This nicely restored general dealer's shop, decorated with local animal art, serves traditional dishes such as bobotie and ostrich-neck potjie stew. Burgers, prego rolls, chicken schnitzels, salads and toasted...

International in Sabie

African Elephant

Locals rate this all-rounder with an expansive menu featuring hearty dinner mains such as surf and turf, ribs and wings, and flame-grilled steaks. There's lighter fare for lunch, including burgers, pancakes and...

Pub Food in Nelspruit (Mbombela)

Jock Pub & Grill

With staggered terraces amid large lawns, this rambling ‘outback style’ pub serves pub fare including salads, wood-fired pizzas, burgers, Mozambique-style seafood, lasagna and lamb shank. The playground and kids'...

Sandwiches in Nelspruit (Mbombela)

Food Fundi

Using fresh lowveld ingredients, this bustling cafe is an excellent choice for breakfast or lunch among its glass, wood, steel, exposed brick and blackboards. Wraps, sandwiches (try the rooibos-smoked chicken),...

International in Dullstroom

Mad Hatter Café

Overlooking the cobbled piazza in the Italianate Cherry Grove, this creative little cafe in black, white and red has puntastic menus stuck into old books and on the blackboard, featuring dishes including chicken...

Cafe in Nelspruit (Mbombela)

Crisp

With stylish decor and seating in a little courtyard, this urban kitchen offers something for most tastes, from eggs Benedict, Spanish omelette and toasted sandwiches to Asian-style pork ribs, an American...

Greek in Nelspruit (Mbombela)

Greek Kouzina

Despite the cars rushing past on Rte 40, the Aegean-blue decor and taverna tunes create a suitable atmosphere for Greek classics such as stuffed peppers, moussaka, seafood, kleftiko (roasted lamb shank) and...

Steak in Hazyview

Pioneer Butcher Grill

Denee Fick is a well-known South African chef and brings her considerable talents to this modern restaurant. She specialises in fine cuts of beef cooked to perfection: try the sirloin with mushroom sauce. There’s...

Cafe in Barberton

Die Plaaskombuis

Its wooden deck overlooking rows of succulents in a plant nursery below, 'the farm kitchen' serves breakfasts and light lunches in one of Barberton's oldest buildings. On the menu are omelettes, fish and chips,...

Fusion in Nelspruit (Mbombela)

Orange Restaurant

Put on your finest and treat yourself to some beautifully prepared cuisine – from herb-crusted yellowtail, spinach and ricotta ravioli and Niçoise salad to duck breast, eland loin and kudu fillet – at the...