Top Places to Eat in Mpumalanga

Favourite restaurant in Mpumalanga next to a River

Mpumalanga is a popular tourist destination in South Africa, known for its breathtaking scenery, waterfalls, and various attractions. Besides the picturesque landscapes and exciting activities, Mpumalanga also boasts several top-notch restaurants. Here is a list of the best Mpumalanga restaurants to help you choose where to dine while Exploring Mpumalanga.

Sabie Mpumalanga Restaurants

The Woodsman Inn

Centrally located in the heart of Sabie, you’ll find a cosy Greek restaurant, a favourite among locals and tourists. The Woodsman Inn Pub and Restaurant are well-known for their outstanding food and a great vibe, on top of their heartwarming service. Besides their cosy indoor seating with a fireplace, they also have an outside deck area. Child-friendly Woodsman Sabie Mpumalanga Restaurant offers a play area where children keep busy while Mom and Dad relax.

The Woodsman restaurant Sabie Mpumalanga #mpumalanga restaurant
The Woodsman restaurant Sabie Mpumalanga
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Greek Mediterranean food.
  • Mozambican Prawns
  • Lydenburg Trout
  • Burgers, rolls and Grills
  • Alfresco, Vegetarian friendly
  • Master and Visa cards accepted
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Outdoor Play area

The Woodsman Restaurant is located at 94 Main Street, Sabie town. Hours: 07h00 u til 22h00. For Bookings, contact. 013 764 220

Wild Fig Tree Restaurant Sabie

With its warm atmosphere, the Wild Fig tree is yet another Mpumalanga Restaurant favourite and where one can enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner—known for its African Cuisines like Skilpadjies, bobotie, Potjiekos, Game, Curry, fresh trout and salads. The famous African cuisine Skilpadjies is pieces of lamb’s liver wrapped in caul fat (netvet), the fatty membrane surrounding the kidneys. Another famous dish of The Wild Fig is the Ploughman’s- and Trout platters and pancakes. The Wild Fig also offer Vegetarian-, Vegan- and Gluten-free Options.

The Wild Fig Restaurant in Mpumalanga is open daily from 09:00 am to 08:00 pm. Sabie’s Wild Fig Tree is located at c/o Main and Louis Trichardt Street, Sabie. For bookings, contact no. +27 13 764 2239

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The African Elephant Restaurant

The African Elephant restaurant, situated in the heart of Mpumalanga, boasts the best view in Sabie. It’s the perfect place to be during wintertime, with a wood-burning stove that creates a romantic atmosphere. With a menu that boasts classic South African dishes prepared with great care and attention to detail, that ensures every bite is an unforgettable experience. If you’re looking for a top-notch dining experience in Mpumalanga, look no further than the African Elephant.

This family-friendly restaurant’s chic decor and delicious South African cuisine are sure to impress. Guests can bask in the stunning views while dining outside. They are known for their succulent Eisbein, slowly-cooked and tender. Another speciality and a favourite among locals for generations is their Oxtail Potjie.

Their menu also includes Pizza, Steaks, Schnitzels, and combo-basket meals. If you are a steak lover, order the massive Tomahawk steak for an authentic African feast. The African Elephant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so there’s no excuse not to visit this exceptional restaurant.

Located at the Sabie Market Square c/o Main- and Trichardt Street, Sabie. For bookings, call 066 405 6293 or 8.

A plate with Chops, boerewors and crispy fried Potato chips from the Chubby Pig Restaurant in Mpumalanga #chubbypiggraskop
Delicious food at The Chubby Pig Restaurant

Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Mpumalanga

Topolinos Hazyview Italian Restaurant

Known for its awesome vibe, impeccable service, and tasty Italian dishes, Topolino’s is also famous for its Pizza. Apart from Pizza with a variety of fresh toppings baked in a woodfire oven, they also offer a selection of meals. Furthermore, Vegetarian-friendly. Topolinos offers vegan and gluten-free meals as well as salads.

Hazyview’s Topolino’s has a casual, laidback atmosphere, so you can visit them even after a hike, besides their selection of alcoholic beverages, famous Sangria wines, and sweets. Topolino is open 7 days a week from 11:00 until late. Their kitchen closes at 21h00. Address: R40 Perry’s Bridge Trading Post in Hazyview, [email protected] +27 (0)13 737 8049

Kuka Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge

Put together a cosy atmosphere, good music, friendly service and delicious food, and you have a winner. At Kuka, one can sit outside on the terrace enjoying the fresh Lowveld air. Mpumalanga Restaurant Kuka is open for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Furthermore, they have chef specials daily, including sushi vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals.

Kuka offers an extensive range of alcoholic beverages, including wine, cocktails, and beer. Their Premium house lager beer is among the favourite beers, so if you’re a beer lover, give it a try. Besides serving cool drinks and alcoholic beverages, they serve freshly brewed good Coffee, frappes and smoothies.

Kuka’s Breakfast menu consists of traditional breakfasts, eggs benedict, omelettes, waffles, and other healthy options. Lunchtime offers various tasty options, including burgers, wraps, salads, Pizza, curry, grills, and Seafood. Kuka serves over and above the lunch dishes, grills, Seafood, curries, and Combo platters at dinner time. Open daily from 07h30 – 08h30 – Kuka is located at R40 Perry’s Bridge Trading Post, Hazyview, Contact no. +27 (0)60 433 6249, [email protected]

Tanks Bush Pub Eatery

Nestled in a macadamia orchard surrounded by mango trees, Tanks Bush Pub is a famous, fully licensed restaurant in Hazyview. The rustic Tanks Bush Pub is known for its excellent food, great atmosphere, and the tastiest Gourmet Burgers, Nachos, and Chicken wings. Tanks Pub also serves steak and Seafood at competitive prices. Visit the highly recommended Tanks in Mpumalanga at the following address.

Tanks Bush Pub is located on the R536, Hazyview Latitude. -25.0375° Tanks Pub hours: Open daily from 14:00 until midnight – Contact no. 066 338 0184

Review from Emil Visser and his wife Juané, originally from Pretoria, stayed in Hazyview for a while.
They said they enjoyed exploring the region and shared their love for hiking.
Emil said, “I am not lying when I say, at Tanks Bush Pub,
I had the best burger of all the burgers I ate my entire life”.

Beef Gourmet Burger with Feta, topped with Avo, relish, salad and chips #Tanksbushpub
Gourmet Burger with Feta, Avo, relish, salad and chips #Tanksbushpub
Nachos Burger with Cheese, Bacon and Jalapeños at Tanks Bush Pub Eatery #tankspubeatery
Tanks Bush Pub Beef Nachos Burger with Cheese, Bacon and Jalapeños

Graskop Restaurants

Divine Foods at The View

This Travelers Choice award winner in 2023 these are one of the Mpumalanga Restaurants in Graskop that you won’t want to miss. Besides their fantastic ambience and sterling service, they offer one of the most incredible views. Divine Foods at the View restaurant offers a selection of 5-star mouthwatering dishes. Their favourite dishes (to name only a few) are traditional Beef boboties and authentic Punjabi Curry, Seafood pizza, trout, lamb, pork ribs, and succulent steaks. Besides, Divine is vegetarian-friendly and offers Gluten-free meals. When it comes to drinks, they have delicious Milkshakes, Cocktails, and a selection of beers, and they serve wines by the glass.

The Divine Mpumalanga Restaurant is open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is located on R53 Road, 400 meters from the Graskop lift. Bookings are essential – Tel 071 185 5266.

  • Opening hours: on weekdays, Mondays to Fridays, 11h00 – 22h00,
  • Saturdays are from 09h00 until 22h00, and Sundays are from 09h00 until 20h30.

*Make sure you stop at Divine restaurant along the Panorama Route of South Africa.

Rezne Deeks, owner of the Divine Mpumalanga Restaurant, says on Tripadvisor
“Our Bobotie is an award-winning recipe. It is a traditional beef curry topped with a turmeric
egg custard. It’s served on yellow rice with a range of flavours, such as fruit chutney and

rooibos-soaked dried peaches, to enhance the flavour”.

The Chubby Pig Graskop

Do not miss this little gem next to the Treur River, close to Graskop in Mpumalanga. Charming Chubby Pig Eatery has a gorgeous view of the river and mountains, and the vibe and food are excellent. The friendly host’s motto is Eat, Sleep, Shop and Relax. Besides their restaurant, they have a charming Gift shop and accommodation in their Treur River Lodge. Besides swimming, there, children can rope swing or play in the tree house while you can relax in the tranquil atmosphere.

Their popular foods include Hamburgers, Bilong wraps, and Traditional Vetkoek, although all their food is excellent, making it challenging to decide what to pick. This Pet-friendly Mpumalanga restaurant and Steakhouse offer African cuisine, divine wraps, chips, mouth-watering Ribs, and other Barbecue meals. Furthermore, there is a selection of ice-cold drinks, a Wine Bar, Coffees and desserts, and they are vegetarian-friendly. Make sure not to miss the Chuppy Pig on your Visit to Mpumalanga.

The Charming Chubby Pig coffee shop and restaurant #Chubby PigEatery in Graskop Mpumalanga
The Charming Chubby Pig Coffee shop and Restaurant

The Chubby Pig Eatery is a must-visit for a delicious and memorable dining experience. Open daily for Breakfast and Lunch, with outside sitting next to the beautiful Treur River. It is an ideal place to relax for that much-needed reprieve from the rush of everyday life. Chubby Pig amenities include:

  • Tasty Food and Ice cold drinks
  • Delicious Milkshakes & Desserts
  • Restaurant & Take-away
  • Gift shop & Nursery
  • Swimming & Children Playground
  • Super Pet-friendly
  • Chubby Pigs Cosy accommodation
  • Chubby Pig is open daily from 08:00 – to 04:00. You can Call or WhatsApp them at +27 760413835 or email the friendly hosts at [email protected].
  • Location: Chubby Pig is on Farm Uitspanning, Bourke’s Luck, Blyderivier, Moremela. Moremela is a village in Thaba Chweu of Mpumalanga.
A barbeque pig on the spit at the chubby Pig Graskop restaurant #Pig on Spit #mpumalangarestaurants
The Chubby Pig Graskop restaurant

The famous Harrie’s Pancakes is a well-known restaurant established in 1986 and famous for its Gourmet Pancakes, light meals, and freshly brewed coffee. The restaurant also offers vegetarian-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free options. The atmosphere is lovely and suitable for any occasion. The bathrooms are clean and well-maintained, and the staff is amiable and provides fast service. Due to its popularity, Harrie’s Pancakes is usually packed, so it is advisable to make a booking at least a day before your visit. Harrie’s Coffee Shop is a famous eatery in the little town of Graskop, the gateway to the Panorama Route in Mpumalanga.

  • Operating hours: Harrie’s is open for Breakfast and lunch daily between 08:00 – 05:00
  • Location: C/o Louis Trichardt- and Church Street, Graskop. Contact no +27 13 767 1273

Tripadvisor review from Antwerp, Belgium (November 2023)-
“Vast list of food items on their menu, primarily pancakes, savoury as well as sweet filling.
We ordered the pancakes with hot cherries; they were delicious.
It took about 20-25 minutes to be served, which was acceptable considering the number of clients.
We also ordered Irish coffees and can easily say that those were some of the best Irish coffees
we ever had. Prices were excellent regarding the taste AND size of the served food.
I can highly recommend this place”!

Pilgrims Rest Restaurants Mpumalanga

The Pilgrim’s Pantry

Downtown in Pilgrims Rest, you can enjoy the tranquillity and atmosphere amidst a beautiful garden. Indulge in Pilgrims’ Pantry while relaxing under the trees. With birds chirping, enjoy some Pancakes with cinnamon sugar and newly brewed Boere coffee Aside from Waffles, the Pilgrims Pantry also serves homemade pies and vetkoek.

Mike and Mary Alice Ezzell started Pilgrim’s Pantry in 2013. At that time, their mission was to serve the privileged a decent home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day. It began with only four volunteers serving 165 meals, which has grown excessively.

  • Traditional African food
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Light meals
  • Open for Breakfast, Brunch, and lunch
  • Freshly brewed Coffee
  • No liquor license

The Vine Restaurant & Johny’s Pub

Experience a charming old-world setting in the picturesque museum town of Pilgrims Rest when you visit the Vine Restaurant and Bar in Mpumalanga. The friendly father-and-son-run Pilgrim’s Rest restaurant is known for its famous mouthwatering South African Cuisine like Oxtail, served with samp, Pap, Sheba and Boerewors. They do, however, cater for all tastes, including Vegetarians. Their favourite dishes are stuffed trout, homemade burgers and chips, salads and steaks. Guests can choose between indoor- and outdoor seating.

  • This Pilgrims rest restaurant is open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Open weekdays from 11:00 to 05:00,
  • Saturdays from 08:00 to 07:00 and Sundays from 08:00 to 05:00
  • Located in Downtown, Main Street, Pilgrims Rest [email protected], contact no. 013 768 1080

Scotts Cafe in Pilgrims Reste i

You can find Scotts Cafe uptown in Pilgrims Rest, and they’re worth a visit. Scotts Cafe in Pilgrims is open for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is available for those late-night owls. Visitors love the atmosphere, craft beer, the most fantastic Pizza, and a very innovative Craft Gin distillery.

Hours of business: Mondays to Thursdays, 09:00 to 05:00, Saturdays until 08:00 Scotts is located at Uptown Pilgrim’s Rest, Contact no +27 82 611 3237

The Peachtree and Diggers Restaurant in Pilgrims Rest

Besides South African Cuisine and breakfasts, the Peachtree and Diggers restaurant at the Pilgrims Rest Royal Hotel is famous for its mouthwatering sweet pastries. Travelling from God’s Window, the quaint village of Pilgrims Rest is about a 45-minute drive away and a mere 20 minutes from the incredible Mac-Mac Falls.

Dullstroom Mpumalanga Restaurants

Mrs Simpsons Restaurant in Mpumalanga

Where diners arrive as guests but return as friends, Dullstroom might be a small town in Mpumalanga, but no one can leave Dullstrrom without a visit to the charming Mrs Simpsons. With its ambience and delectable Cuisine, the characterful Mrs Simpsons restaurant has become one of the most famous Dullstroom Mpumalanga Restaurants.

Mrs Simpsons also offer vegetarian-, Vegan-friendly, and gluten-free options, Wheelchair accessibility, Parking available, and Credit card facilities. Mrs Simpsons is located at 194 Teding-Van-Berkhout Street, Dullstroom, Mpumalanga For reservations, call al 013 254 0088

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4 Comments

  1. So great to have such a variety in the restaurants in Mpumaalanga. I am always looking for a restaurant with a view so would be sure to check out Divine Foods and the Chubby Pig. The super friendly staff at Mrs Simpsons would bring me back more than once.

  2. thanks, Donna, Good to know you would love to hear more about our traditional food.

  3. The food looked delicious. I have tried some South African food before, but being from the United States I am not that familiar with traditional food of that region. I would love to hear more about it.