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African Peninsula Restaurant

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599 Marine Drive | Brighton Beach, Durban 4052, South Africa
+27 31 467 1045
06:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:30
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The view was beautiful on all levels, and I would stay here in a heart beat, incredible sea views, service was too slow for lunch, deep fried halloumi was too oily and unpleasant in relation to taste. Accept my guests seafood platters looked amazing and they thoroughly enjoyed their meals and the function foods looked incredible. A lot of effort... More 

1 Thank Donna C
Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had our wedding there on the 18 of June 2016 and we had a buffet dinner and a week later i am still getting compliments . Cheryl and her team are amazing with all the hard work that went into making our special day even more special. Everything ran so smoothly. I will definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone.... More 

1 Thank Darryn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

It is always a pleasure to travel on business when you know that everything from the accommodation to the hospitality to the meals are absolutely excellent. I will always return to African Peninsula when traveling to Durban!

Thank robertsP4352NK
Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Certainly one of the best places on the Bluff to enjoy a relaxed breakfast on a raised terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. You can spot the dolphins swimming by if you are lucky. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner served all week.

Thank mikebluff1955
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I enjoyed my dinner and breakfast here. The haloumi, advocado salad was very tasty. The apple pie for pudding was average. The breakfast was good but I found the lighting where you help yourself rather dim. The sea views are spectacular and I will definitely be back. Remember your mosquito repellent. I was bitten on both occasions.

Thank Nelljean
Durban, South Africa
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a must place. We have had breakfast and dinner here, The daytime is a great place for breakfast or brunch or just a snack Watching the ocean and we even got lucky a few times watching the dophlins. We decided to have our wedding here as it was a beatuful setting and the staff are great and friendly... More 

1 Thank chantaltweddle
Durban, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Wanted to go to different place for a change. Thought I should try it based on trip advisor feedback. Place lacks attention to detail. Basic big buffet breakfast with a good view but that is it. If you sleep over its ok but don't drive 20km for a breakfast and a cuppachino you will be disappointed.

Thank Jack B
HarryEtheridge, Owner at African Peninsula Restaurant, responded to this review

Please accept our humble apologies for the disappointing Cappuccino you were served on Sunday! While there is no excuse for a bad coffee, it was most unfortunate timing that our existing coffee maker was in the process of being replaced with our new Jura coffee machine, installed on Monday, the very next day! We would love you to taste our... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We took the in laws out to dinner and had a wonderful meal. The setting looking down at the beach and the waves breaking is a lovely experience. The staff were very attentive and service good. We all enjoyed our various dishes and wine. We will be back and I would recommend eating here. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Mark R
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is stunning. Friendly staff, great with the kids. Food is average fair - big portions of fish, chips with red sprinkle-stuff and a rather sad side-salad. The grilled calamari was excellent.

Thank Hanne H
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Very nice Restaurant with a standard Menü. Salad AS a Starter was exceptionnel and the Main calarmari was good. Small but good eine Selektion...waiters where not really up to speed eventhough crowd was small...

Thank OerlyBerlin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
06:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 599 Marine Drive | Brighton Beach, Durban 4052, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 467 1045
Come celebrate the beauty of the Indian Ocean and dine in a casual atmosphere, enjoying the South African cuisine, overlooking the spectacular ocean. Special times of the year are June & July to experience the “Greatest Shoal on Earth”. Come see the shoals of sardines as they get attacked from the air by the birds and in the water by the game fish, dolphins & sharks ... it is an amazing spectacle!
If you don’t get to see the sardines you will probably see our Hump backed whales from June to November, doing spectacular breaches out at sea or giving birth to their baby calves at the end of October and in November. Then just about all year round see our dolphins surfing the waves right in front of the restaurant. The sea view alone is worth a trip but then you have the added attraction of the African Peninsula Cuisine to satisfy your taste buds!

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