Eating Out in The Lowveld: 2020 Restaurant Guide

By Focus Online Dev on January 10, 2020

Great food, cafe culture and fine dining are alive and well in the Lowveld. Creative cocktails, an extensive wine list and in-house brewed beers only serve to top it off.

If you’re visiting the Lowveld in 2020 and looking for the perfect dining option, take a look at our top restaurant picks below.

Kuka Cafe

Great food, creative cocktails and an extensive wine list

Excite your taste buds at Kuku Café with a selection of delectable food and refreshments. Boasting its own beer, Kuka Lager, and dishes that represent South Africa’s vibrant cuisine the restaurant offers guests a local flavour on par with international trends.

Kuka Cafe serves up an array of café-style meals including gourmet burgers and tapas. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try our crocodile kebabs and spicy curries.

Meals are ended off with desserts like Amarula crème brûlée and double baked chocolate fondant with peanut butter ice cream. Children are some of our favourite customers and even have their own menu to choose from.

Kuka’s interiors are a colourful Afro-Chic-inspired style with a modern take on African art. The wrap-around patio allows for meals to be enjoyed under the shady trees, which are lit up at night to create a romantic outdoor space.

From sumptuous breakfasts, lunches and dinners, to coffee delights and superb cocktails, Kuka offers it all and more.


Take a look at our menus below.

Breakfast Menu | Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Sushi Menu | Cocktail Menu | Wine List

Book A Table At Kuka Cafe

Shangaan River Club

An African feast and an evening of Shangaan song and dance

Based at Hippo Hollow Country Estate in Hazyview, the Shangaan River Club is one of the finest traditional restaurants in Mpumalanga.

The River Club welcomes all local and international guests to the festivities under the thatched boma, where traditional South African and Shangaan cuisine form a feast in the true sense of the word.

This joint venture between Hippo Hollow and the local community provides an enchanting evening blended with history and entertainment under the African night sky.

The Shangaan River Club is named after the local people, the Shangana who are regarded as the earliest inhabitants of the area. The dancers are from the Venda, Tswana, Zulu and Swazi Cultures and are all originally from the Msogwaba (Nelspruit) Community. dancers.

In each performance, the local chief narrates a song or proverb from tribal legends enlightening guests with their ancient and intriguing culture.

Take a look at the Shangaan River Club’s rates and menus below.

Rates | Boma Feast Menu | Chief Feast Menu | Boma Wine List

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Hippo Hollow Restaurant

Relaxed dining and delicious cuisine in Hazyview

Hippo Hollow Restaurant occupies centre stage on the lush Hippo Hollow Country Estate. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating options and on warm summer evenings, meals can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the Sabie River down below.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served daily from an à la carte menu, which provides new and innovative ways to present local seasonal food at its best. The lunch menu features a selection of salads, light meals, pizzas and grill menu items to tickle your tastebuds as well as a kids menu to keep the little ones happy.

The dinner menu is more refined with delicate starters, game and fish dishes, as well as vegetarian options and an enticing dessert menu. Meals can be complemented by a selection of fine South African wines from our cellar.

Sabie River Bridge Sunset Dinner

Join Hippo Hollow Country Estate for an exclusive al fresco Bridge Dinner overlooking the magnificent Sabie River under a star studded sky.

Whilst indulging in delicious cuisine take in the beautiful sights and sounds of the surrounding bush. View kingfishers and water birds or grazing hippo on the lawn against the backdrop of a beautiful African sunset.

Take a look at the different menus below.

Breakfast Menu | Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | River Bridge Dinner Menu

Book A Table At Hippo Hollow Restaurant

For more information on any of the restaurants or accommodation mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly reservations team at Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel by calling +27 013 737 7752 / +27 (0)72 752 0952 or emailing We look forward to welcoming you to Hazyview.

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