Fine Dining

Each restaurant offers unique and genuine hospitality with great emphasis on the guest's complete comfort, with attention to all the minute details it takes to create the atmosphere of relaxation, as well as offering exciting and different activities.
  • Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

    Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

    Richard has always had a love of fine food, and his ample proportions attest to this! Passion and dedication are the keywords in the Cleopatra kitchen - his speciality is sauces, a subject very close to his heart. He has long been obsessed with reduction techniques - which allow the full intense flavour of the food to shine through.
    For the warm smell of freshly baked bread twice a day. Fresh ingredients are essential, and being able to pick from the gardens minutes before serving is a real pleasure. For the most exotic tastes, Richard spends hours hunting down local and imported ingredients of the highest quality - flying in fresh salmon from Norway and procuring genuine Parma hams and cheeses from Italy.
  • Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa

    Duma Manzi Eco Lodge & Spa

    Duma Manzi is the home of sophisticated African Fusion Cuisine and a gastronomic delight offering healthy and home style traditional foods. Health and Wellness Cuisine is available for a completely rejuvenating and healthy spa experience. A romantic and elegant dining experience at Duma Manzi takes you on a journey of taste, which will enhance your world of senses.
    Duma Manzi prides itself on the fact that all ingredients used, are fresh and home made in the traditional South African and African styles. Choose from menus that cater for all palates.

  • Fugitives' Drift

    Fugitives' Drift

    The dining room at the Lodge has always proved a huge asset to our often-complimented atmosphere and houses a remarkable collection of Zulu War memorabilia; it will always be our centrepiece.
    Complementing this, a new venue, the Harford Library, has been built within the grounds of the Lodge. With incredible views over the Buffalo River Gorge and the mountain of Isandlwana, the Harford Library offers a fantastic venue for friends who wish to relax and celebrate, or for executive groups to meet and contemplate the important business lessons which can be drawn from these remarkable stories.
  • Makaranga


    Makaranga Garden Lodge is situated within a 30 acre lush Private Botanical Garden in The Valley of a Thousand Hills, KwaZulu Natal, 30 minutes from Durban.
    Makaranga is a luxury accommodation and conference venue where guests can enjoy friendly service and superb cuisine. The Wild Poplar Restaurant offers a Table dê Hote dinner menu and the Tuscan Terrace offers a variety of breakfast and lunch menus. Day visitors are welcome to enjoy a walk in the garden followed by refreshments on the terrace.
  • Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

    Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

    Pakamisa - the name in the language of the Zulu means "to lift up" and we assure our guests that their spirits will soar in this African Shangri-La. We offer discerning visitors luxury, comfort and security with top class Gourmet cuisine amidst pristine African wilderness.
    Discover the taste of Paradise at this perfect Hide-away! If you are looking for something a little less formal but nonetheless exclusive, then this lodge is for you. It is a place where you can escape your frenetic lifestyle and rediscover yourself. Views are inescapable from almost anywhere on the property.
  • Thanda Private Game Reserve

    Thanda Private Game Reserve

    In the coolness of the night, dine on tender delicacies to the echoing sounds of triumphant creatures feasting. Thanda is proud to offer its guests a variety of dining venues to enhance the African experience. The drama of the boma, in front of the setting sun and behind the flames of a roaring fire is an image synonymous with the safari experience, but only one of the dining options afforded guests.
    Head chef Richard Phiri prides his ability to offer versatile, mouthwatering dishes that appeal to guests of all cultures and nationalities.