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Rafters Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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24 Fynbos Ave. | Stormsriver, Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
+27 42 291 1587
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I prefer to eat our main meal at lunch time with a snack for supper. We were presented with a snack menu on our arrival at Rafters. The waitress, bless her, negotiated with the Chef that we could order a-la-carte. Next choosing the wine. Lovely wine list. Yet NOTHING available from the wine list except a manky... More 

Thank Maureen N
Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A big warning for this "restaurant". The only positive thing I can say is that the staff was kind. The food was really horrible. Burgers most likely bought half prepared at the supermarket, the beef was over done, simple salads, everything came late even though we were almost the only guests. Go to Plett for dinner when in Tsitsikamma, or... More 

Thank Maria M
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This nice and simple place we found that the basic can be great and this is the situation in this place. This isn't the place for the high kitchen but we take it as is food wine and stuff are great....

Thank 1234556788888888
Manchester, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Storms River is lacking in your normal type of restaurants but this was the best we found. The food was good quality and very reasonably priced but you got an odd mix on your plate. Beef stew topped with mashed potato, served with rice and sweet potato??

Thank cdbridge01
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Another pleasing African meal at a venue recommended by Heidi. Good wine selection and friendly ambience. Great value

Thank Cuckooscot
Johannesburg, South Africa
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Had an excellent dinner. We had the prawn curry (not mild as they advertise - more like a medium!!) and the hake and chips but all the food coming out the kitchen looked good. Decent prices. Would go back.

Thank JonoSav
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

It was a very nice evening. The food and also the service were perfect, so I can recommed the rafters. I also like the traditional african food! Best restaurant on the whole south africa trip.

Thank janklimaschka
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

The food at Rafters is decent quality, and the menu has a lot to offer, above and beyond the usual fare of steak, pie, etc. The beef pot was full of flavours. Sadly, although the restaurant prides itself on its selection of wine, for whatever reason there was absolutely no choice on the night we visited. Only one variety of... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Our hostess from the village lodge recommandeer this place. And definitely Right to do so! Its a very Nice cute little restaurant with excellent south african style food Worth your visit

Thank ivk1986
Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

There's not much choice in the area. So go ahead and order the steak, it's quite alright. But don't order anything else. Really.

Thank B0J0H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Fynbos Ave. | Stormsriver, Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Phone Number: +27 42 291 1587

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?