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The Deck

1062 Lebombo Drive | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
+27 13 790 1246
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kudu steak” (8 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
“t bone” (3 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1062 Lebombo Drive | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Great food just as I remember, friendly service and amazing view. Water-buck and Giraffes could be seen from where we were sitting. Peaceful atmosphere

1  Thank happysnappy007
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Stayed at Rio Vista Lodge on a recent trip to South Africa. The service food and view was fabulous. This hotel and restaurant far surpassed my expectations. I would highly recommend. Thank you

1  Thank lyke2snype
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Good food and wines, good and friendly service. Situated directly on the Crocodile River of Krügerpark. With any luck, during eating one can view wild animals walking trough under the terrace!

1  Thank spiessclaudia
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Stunning view over the Crocodile River into Kruger National Park. Viewed game from the deck. Open air atmosphere, nice pub and food very good.

1  Thank LES S
Reviewed 1 February 2018

The steak and Kudu fillet can really be ecommended. Well prepared and seasoned. The vegetables that accompanied the main were tasty. All above can be recommended. Staff were very friendly and service was good. Price of the meals were very affordable.

2  Thank veraolgas
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Excellent food and the ambiance, and animal sightings are without compare. The manager, Stephan made took care of us each night....the last of our 3 nights there the elephants, about 40, put on a show in the river. This place is a must visit if...More

1  Thank Meredithonthebeach
Reviewed 5 January 2018

What a beauty !!!! This restaurant overlooks the river, and has animals coming to drink from the Kruger park side. Amazing views, good service and delicious food. We so enjoyed ourselves at dinner, that we went back for breakfast the next day

1  Thank Annette M
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Stunning setting overlooking the crocodile river. An elephant literally walked up to the fence to eat the Marula fruit, beautiful. Service is friendly and helpful, food is good. Tasty yet simple.

Thank 125nataliel
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Great food, great view, friendly service We arrived to a friendly waiter that took us to our table. While eating we where greeted by an elephant....amazing. We had the oxtail and the king klip amazing

Thank happysnappy007
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

The Deck is an open air restaurant in Malelane overlooking the Crocodile river. We came without reservation and were very pleased that the manager arranged a beautifull table when we promised to leave before the guests who had made a reservation would arrive. The kudu...More

1  Thank Geert B
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25 July 2016|
Response from WillyJozie | Reviewed this property |
Regret delay in answering. This has only come to my attention now. I suggest you check with the resort. I seem to recall someone on duty in the morning on a Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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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