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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Hands down our most favourite restaurant. Especially as the veranda and deck have large shady trees. Also great for a winter's night inside by the fire. Originally the Hoedspruit Railway Station it's decor shows some relics from it's passed history. Consistently good food and the best pizza in town.”
  • 13 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“30 minutes away, this restaurant serves high quality meals and foodies will love it. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“A few kilometers out of town, heading north on the R40 is the very popular Thirsty Giraffe. The owner/chef hails from Mozambique and no one does roast chicken better. They serve a variety of Mozambican recipes, as well as more traditional grills and wood oven pizza. Heading north on the R40 from town, watch for the sign on your left, just after you pass Tshukudu Game Reserve (which will be on the right).”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Overlooking the Oliphants River, this is a beautiful spot to linger over lunch. They specialize in wood oven pizza and also offer a full menu of sandwiches, salads and grills. Occasionally they have live music in the evenings. They also offer multi-course menus for special holidays. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“BEER !l That's why I recommend this place! One of my favourite South African Breweries. Set in a picturesque location in the mountains. Great pit stop for Mountain Bike Fans and Beer fans alike! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Nice setting in a courtyard, good for small children and adults. Great food and coffee. Surrounded by nice shops. Not open at night.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Great for authentic Italian food. Open from 8am daily. Had indoor and outdoor seating in an interesting tourist shopping center.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Het er gezellig en ongedwongen is. Je kan formeel, aan de bar in de tuin, of aan de rand van het zwembad vertoeven, voor een maaltijd of een drankje. Prima kaart, bediening en entourage. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Best pizza in town!! Some might even say we travel to Haenertsburg JUST FOR THEIR PIZZA... Lovely little pub style venue with garden seating outside as well as tables inside for the chilly days”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Located next to Safari Wines, just as you are leaving town on the R40 heading South, Cooked offers sophisticated food served in a outdoor setting. They are open for breakfast and lunch and occasionally for dinner.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“It is well worth the short drive to visit the Giant Baobab tree located on a farm on Essex Road, just a few kilometers from Nkanyi House. While you are there, be sure to stop for a pancake at the Upside Down Restaurant. They offer a large selection of both sweet and savoury pancakes, as well as delicious homemade ginger beer. Prices are very reasonable and the setting is lovely.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
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  • 2 locals recommend
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“Mountain Cafe offers local ingredients, brought together to create seasonal dishes (menu changes regularly). For a sumptuous breakfast, lunch or Dinner in front of a roaring log fire or a glass of wine overlooking the lake, Mountain Café is a place that all visitors should try. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Great food in a relaxing atmosphere, wether it be breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Located at he entrance to Raptor's View Estate, on the right, just as you are entering town from Zandspruit Estate, Maroela Bar is fast becoming a local favourite. They make great wood oven pizza and a variety of casual meals. They offer a great assortment of beers both on tap and bottled. ”
  • 3 locals recommend