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Potluck Boskombuis

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$$ - $$$
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Erasmushoop Farm, Graskop 1270, South Africa
+27 73 705 4734
10:00 - 16:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You really can't beat the location. Drive down the short dirt road, over the old bridge and find sitting right on the riverbank, listening to the rippling water pass by. Food is produced in what is essentially a camp kitchen. No electricity, just a wood-burning stove and several braais going. The menu is traditional South African fare. I wouldn't say... More 

Thank Annette F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice setting out of the way. Limited menu and be prepared to wait. Can get cold here so take some warm clothes.

Thank Nelus R
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden find, with traditional meals all served from a fire, no electricity used, by a river very peaceful

Thank Marion T
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14 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A hidden treasure for lunch with a great view and location at the Treur River and superb traditional South African dishes cooked on a fire. On the road from the Potholes to Graskop, Worth a drive. Getting populair as the tables were pretty crowded.

Thank T W
Lydenburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

What a experience when we visited the venue, the view is spectacular and the food is to die for as we noticed all catering is done on traditional fire with no modern technology nearby..

1 Thank eugene_schoeman
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderfully isolated beside a river. But no boboetie no venison stew. We had the other meat stew. Rubbery!

1 Thank David F
Kempton Park, South Africa
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We have tried 3 Times now to go visit The Boskombuis but each time we have left disappointed. Last year when we visited Graskop we drove out to Boskombuis only to find that they were closed, We went back the next day only to find out that they only accept cash so unfortunately we had to leave again. This time... More 

Thank Vincent009
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited boskombuis previously and found their food to be great but unfortunately today after a very lengthy drive we arrived to find they were closed, tried calling but no one picked up. Trading hours say they open. Rather disappointing as a few cars had to turn around at the gate

2 Thank Greg and Tamary... L
Lusikisiki, South Africa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Yho! such an amazing place, everything is just perfect. The waiter, the food, the view, the breeze. Honestly did not expect such an amazing experience when I heard "traditional food". The food is tasty, cheap and nicely prepared whilst you are watching. If you are looking for something rural yet classy and adventurous this should be your destination.

1 Thank Zikx
Rochester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The signpost off the main road to the potholes does not prepare you for this simply outstanding rustic outdoor kitchen. Our host in Graskop recommended it. Take a dip in the river as well to cool down. Authentic bush menu cooked on open fire outdoors.

1 Thank Trevor G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Erasmushoop Farm, Graskop 1270, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Graskop
  • Phone Number: +27 73 705 4734
The word is out on the town and this little "Boskombuis" is creating wonders and just doing something completely different. Welcomed at the humble boma entrance you are escorted into an unforgettable traditional South African dining experience combined with the most splendid views and lazy, no-rush ambiance. Tucked right up against a gigantic round boulder, is a log fire where most of the food is prepared. To the front, pulling the children with an unseen magnetism, is the Treur river, with its crystal clear water, gently flowing a mere stone's throw away from the dining area. The menu itself is short and to the point, with open flame grilled steaks taking the centre stage. Apparently local "potjie" specialities are prepared over weekends. You need to plan a little in advance, the weather can change easily in this part of the world...do take some warm clothes or a blanket. Potluck Boskombuis has no credit card facilities or mobile phone coverage, take enough cash to cater for a blissful outdoor experience that will leave everlasting memories and make one want to visit again and again....

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?