• Nestled within the heart of South Africa’s wildlife haven, Kruger National Park, lies a treasure trove of culinary delights waiting to be savoured. Whether you’re seeking a gourmet dining experience or a casual meal surrounded by nature’s beauty, the restaurants in and near Kruger National Park offer a diverse range of options to tantalise your taste buds.

    Restaurants in and near Kruger National Park

    1. Orange Restaurant (Mbombela)

    Restaurants in and around Kruger National Park
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    Located in the vibrant city of Mbombela, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Kruger National Park, Orange Restaurant beckons food enthusiasts with its eclectic menu and inviting ambiance. Here, diners can indulge in a fusion of flavors that celebrate South Africa’s rich culinary heritage. From succulent grilled meats to fresh seafood delicacies, every dish at Orange Restaurant is crafted with care using locally sourced ingredients.

    Address: 4 Du Preez St, Mbombela, 1200

    Contact: 083 628 7759

    2. Mpila Restaurant

    Restaurants in and around Kruger National Park
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    Nestled within the enchanting wilderness of Kruger National Park, Mpila Restaurant offers a serene oasis for weary travelers seeking sustenance amidst nature’s splendour. Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife, this charming eatery provides a tranquil setting to enjoy a hearty meal after a day of safari adventures. From hearty breakfasts to sumptuous dinners, Mpila Restaurant serves up an array of delectable dishes that cater to every palate.

    Address: Kruger National Park, Mopani Rest Camp, Shongololo Loop, 1350

    3. Bushveld Terrace Restaurant on Kruger

    Restaurants in and around Kruger National Park
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    Perched on the edge of Kruger National Park, overlooking the untamed wilderness, Bushveld Terrace Restaurant offers a dining experience like no other. Here, guests can savor gourmet cuisine while soaking in panoramic views of the surrounding bushveld. From its elegant décor to its impeccable service, Bushveld Terrace Restaurant exudes an air of sophistication and charm. Indulge in a culinary journey featuring locally inspired dishes paired with fine wines from the region.

    Address: Hendrik Van Eck St, Phalaborwa, 1390

    Contact: 015 781 3447

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    4. Picasso’s Mexican Taqueria

    Restaurants in and around Kruger National Park
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    In a small tourist town in Mpumalanga province called White River, not far from the Kruger National Park is the popular Picasso’s Mexican Tacqueria. Picasso’s is a Mexican restaurant that will satisfy your most intense needs with its delicious fajitas, cheesy quesadillas, crunchiest nachos, and burritos. Festive libations that are worth travelling from all over the world include Mexican Gold, which is craft beer with a hint of tequila, and Tequila reposado, which is aged, flavoured, and rested tequila.

    Address: Picasso’s Mexican Taqueria, Casterbridge Centre, White River, 1240

    Contact: 013 750 0300

    5. Magnolia Restaurant (White River)

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    Indulge in unforgettable breakfasts, laid-back lunches, and satisfying evenings made with largely organic and locally sourced ingredients. The Parisienne rump or fillet will have you daydreaming about the French and their unequaled cuisine, and the California Benedict (double-poached eggs) is among the greatest you will find in the province. Your taste receptors are treated like royalty as the three-hour slow-roast lamb shank seems to stop time on your tongue.

    Address: R538, Hazyview Road &, White River, 1200

    Contact: 013 751 1947

    6. The Bridge House at Kruger Shalati – The Train on the Bridge

    The Bridge House Restaurant prides itself on pushing traditional dishes with a contemporary twist. Delicious African cuisine like smoked Machadodorp fish or venison bobotie croquettes, crocodile and avocado wraps, and the crowd-pleasing beef fillet and oxtail ravioli are delicious options for diners to try. The sight of a luxury train suspended over the Sabie River makes the dining experience extra special. For a taste of more exotic luxury try the spicy mango sorbet or the crocodile carpaccio.

    Address: Kruger National Park, Selati Bridge Precint, Skukuza, 1350
    Phone: 066 159 9972

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