Savor the flavors of Mpumalanga: A guide to the best restaurants

Posted on 6 October 2023 By Tsoku Maela
Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and captivating attractions, Mpumalanga stands tall as one of South Africa’s premier tourist destinations. Beyond its picturesque scenery and myriad activities, this enchanting region boasts a plethora of exceptional dining establishments. Here is a curated list of the finest restaurants in Mpumalanga to simplify your dining choices.

Picture: Getaway Gallery

The Woodsman Inn

Nestled in the heart of Sabie, The Woodsman Inn is a charming Greek restaurant cherished by both locals and visitors alike. This establishment is celebrated for its exquisite cuisine, lively ambiance, and heartfelt service.


  • Cosy indoor seating with a fireplace.
  • Outdoor deck area.
  • Family-friendly with a safe play area for children.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner options.
  • Greek Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Mozambican Prawns, Lydenburg Trout, Burgers, Rolls, and Grills.
  • Vegetarian-friendly.
  • Accepts Master and Visa cards.
  • Wheelchair-accessible.
  • Outdoor play area for children.

Address: 94 Main Street, Sabie town. Hours: 07:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Reservations: Contact 013 764 220.

Wild Fig Tree Restaurant Sabie

The Wild Fig Tree offers a warm and inviting atmosphere, making it a preferred dining destination in Mpumalanga. Known for its African cuisine, including Skilpadjies and fresh trout, it also offers options like Ploughman’s, Trout platters, and pancakes.


  • African cuisine.
  • Romantic candlelight dinners.
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-free options.
  • Open from 09:00 AM to 08:00 PM.

Address: C/o Main and Louis Trichardt Street, Sabie. Reservations: Call +27 13 764 2239.

The African Elephant Restaurant

Located in the heart of Mpumalanga, The African Elephant offers not only delectable South African cuisine but also an outstanding view of Sabie. This restaurant is particularly cozy during winter with its wood-burning stove.


  • Chic décor.
  • Scenic outdoor seating.
  • Menu highlights: Eisbein, flame-grilled steaks, and burgers.
  • Also offers Pizza, Schnitzels, and Combo basket meals.
  • Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner until 10:00 PM.

Address: Sabie Market Square, c/o Main and Trichardt Street, Sabie. Reservations: Call 013 764 1909.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants In Mpumalanga

Topolinos Hazyview Italian Restaurant

Known for its vibrant ambience, impeccable service, and delectable Italian dishes, Topolino’s is a must-visit. Their wood-fired oven-baked pizzas are a highlight, and they also offer a range of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.


  • Casual, laidback atmosphere.
  • Open 7 days a week from 11:00 AM until late.

Address: R40 Perry’s Bridge Trading Post, Hazyview. Contact: [email protected] or +27 (0)13 737 8049.

Kuka Restaurant And Cocktail Lounge

Kuka combines a cozy atmosphere, good music, friendly service, and delicious food. They offer a variety of dining options, including traditional breakfasts, burgers, wraps, salads, and more. They also serve an extensive range of alcoholic beverages.


  • Terrace seating.
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-free options.
  • Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Address: R40 Perry’s Bridge Trading Post, Hazyview. Contact: +27 (0)60 433 6249 or [email protected].

Tanks Bush Pub Eatery

Set amidst a macadamia orchard surrounded by mango trees, Tanks Bush Pub is a popular fully licensed restaurant in Hazyview. It is known for its excellent food, great atmosphere, and Gourmet Burgers, Nachos, and Chicken wings.


  • Rustic ambiance.
  • Steak and Seafood options.
  • Open daily from 2:00 PM until midnight.

Address: R536, Hazyview. Contact: 066 338 0184.

Mpumalanga Restaurants In Graskop

Divine Foods At The View

Divine Steakhouse, located at Panorama Chalets on Hazyview Road, is renowned for its delicious steaks, Pizzas, vegetarian dishes, and mouthwatering Cheesecake. They offer a wide range of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.


  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner service.
  • Affordable prices.

Address: R53, Hazyview Road, 400 meters from Graskop. Contact: 071 185 5266.

The Chubby Pig Graskop

The Chubby Pig is renowned for its picturesque scenery, great atmosphere, and excellent food. Their Hog Burger is a favorite among patrons.


  • Located next to the Treur River.
  • Offers takeaway meals.
  • Available as a wedding venue.

Address: Dusty Road to Bourke’s Luck ‘Farm-Uitspanning’.

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