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The Deck

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1062 Lebombo Drive | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
+27 13 790 1246
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Mon 16:30 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here watching the sun going down, whilst also watching for any animals that may stop by the river! Food (we had steak) was excellent. Service is very good and all for a very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend. Not many tables so you may want to book.

Thank MrsHum
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for good food and a nice place for a meal in the Malelane area ,then this is a good one. So you are on the deck overlooking the river- it was evening so we had a spotlight view- we had a male waterbuck eating just in front of us! This is good solid dining - not... More 

Thank PretoriaColinGH
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We ate here nearly every evening during our one week holiday in Malelane (Kruger). The restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of the Cycus Guest House, where we stood. The menu is rich in varyity and all the dishes we tasted were excellent (mainly the Eisbein). The only negative point is that the Restaurant does not serve any... More 

Thank M O
Rivonia, South Africa
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Friendly staff and Management is absolutely very kind and helpful, the food was outstanding, the best Garlic Snails I have eaten, great place, there is accommodation, and they service breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1 Thank ciochavelle
Germiston South Africa
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were greeted by friendly staff and enjoyed a milkshake looking out onto the magnificent gardens as well as the Crocodile River. The following day we went for an early breakfast and it was adequate - the view makes it a worthwhile place to go!

Thank LenYvonne
Durban, South Africa
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199 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

very nice settings on a large deck on the banks of the Crocodile River bordering the Krugerpark . good food , friendly service and reasonable prices

1 Thank kingsrest
Uelzen, Germany
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the guesthouse and had one evening dinner at the Deck. We had a variety of meals and it was all delicious. The price was ok and the view amazing!

Thank Anja R
Centurion, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The moment we walked in the manager did not even greet us , all she asked us was if we wanted "take away" only after saying we would like to sit and eat, we were given a table right next to the toilet, of which we then moved to another table close to the pool. The food was good but... More 

Thank Nobuhle D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

With a view of the Kruger across from the Crocodile River, not much can beat the atmosphere. Our food was well presented and tasted superb. Lovely selection of good South African wines. Excellent service. We look forward to our return visit.

Thank Tamcs74
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Lovely surroundings and located on the river. Food was pleasant but not the greatest meal we ate whilst in SA. That said it was well presented , very generous portions and reasonably priced. Service was good and very friendly staff. Lots of people were eating there and some seemed to be local.

Thank Sue S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1062 Lebombo Drive | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Malelane
  • Phone Number: +27 13 790 1246
Idealic views of mother nature literally at the end of your table. Enjoy lunch or dinner with the elephants, rhinos, buffalo and an abundance of birdlife just a few meters from you. You will have to travel far and wide to find what we offer.

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