We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit

R527 | Main Street, Hoedspruit, South Africa
+27 15 793 1135
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
6 days ago
“Lunch on father's day.”
2 weeks ago
“Excellent Dining”
Open Now
All hours
African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
R527 | Main Street, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Write a Review
Reviews (388)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Er passend Hoedspruit in our way through the Panorama Route and the restaurant was an outstanding choice for Dinner. It is lovely to sit outside, plus the choice of dishes and the quality was great

Thank Hugo K
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful eatery with great service with an amazing array of meal choices, thoroughly recommended. Nice coffee tops it all off beautifully

Thank JummaBee
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

very good standards of everything food is amazing no further comments about this beautiful jam just do like we did for everyday a new thing it's worth your time

Thank Capuccinoman
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We live in Hoedspruit so The Hat & Creek has become our favourite place in our lovely town. Always good food, pleasant staff, lovely atmosphere. This place is a winner!

Thank 27trudie
Reviewed 27 April 2017

One of our favourite restaurants in Hoedspruit .Always good food and great atmosphere. The restaurant is always spotless. We always recommend this restaurant to our guests who stay over in our self cater lodge,who are looking for a great fine dining experience

Thank colours4africa
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Hat & Creek has two restaurants. One in Palaborwa & one in Hoedspruit. This is not a franchise chain of restaurants which is in my opinion gives them a higher level of quality! Both give a excellent atmosphere and every meal I have ordered has...More

Thank SVR1980
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Spent time in and around Hoedspruit house hunting, ate here 3 times lovely food attentive staff, extensive menu and great value

Thank Snaphappy2014
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great service, good food and most of all a lovely ambiance. Our foreign guests were thoroughly impressed and we had to go back a second time. They ordered the same meal again! The squid salad is really a meal and I love the Mozart cake...More

Thank bestbillbrown
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience and decor. We had burgers which were good but a little short on the fried onion rings (see pic) and fillers. Can't comment on the service because we were the only ones there - mid afternoon. Will definitely try again.

Thank Douglas K
Reviewed 16 April 2017

They have a great chef here! Recommend the fillet steak and lamb chops. Presentation of deserts with basket on top was delicious and inviting to look at. Wine choice good and not too expensive. Wish I lived near you I would go every night! Couldn't...More

Thank jane d
Nearby Restaurants
Cala la Pasta Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria
279 reviews
.08 km away
Sleepers Restaurant
280 reviews
1.00 km away
Upside Down Restaurant
27 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tshukudu Game Lodge
92 reviews
1.11 km away
Leading Edge Flight School
94 reviews
.58 km away
Africology Spa
31 reviews
1.34 km away
ABC Africa Tours & Safaris
18 reviews
.41 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Vera M
I cannot reach you on the landline do you maybe have a cell no that I can phone. I would like to book for 6 Adults for Sunday the 18th June 2017 at 12 o'clock. Thank you Vera Maritz 083 324 6354
10 June 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Cheryl N | Property representative |
Hi Vera My number is 071 298 6442 Kind Regards Cheryl
Andre of The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit We actually LIKE your restaurant, and frequent it often! We have a home just 40 mins from you which is why we are able to give two reviews of both Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa as we had visited both within a day of each other. Both meals were with South African's, I was the only 'other' albeit I have lived in SA many years. My comments still stand, do less but better and your restaurant would only then be the perfection you talk about as we do not get a constant good meal, hence the resident South African's who refer to it as 'Hit and Miss'
29 December 2014|
Response from ANDRE N | Property representative |
Hi Max, I believe the words perfections were yours and not ours I am afraid. I am a little concerned however to learn that you feel we are not consistent as most other locals and frequent diners would likely not agree with... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R527 | Main Street, Hoedspruit, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Limpopo Province  >  Hoedspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 15 793 1135
  • E-mail
The Hat & Creek offers a stylish relaxed ambiance in a beautiful natural setting. Delicious food with superior wines and feel good music makes it perfect for a unique dining experience.Local, new and old favorites are available on an extensive menu specializing in meat and seafood with superb culinary flair.The restaurant is family friendly with great facilities for children and teens allowing parents to enjoy their dining experience. Suitable for business lunches, family meals, special occasions,long lunches and relaxed evening dinners 7 days a week. WIFI is complimentary and the service is excellent.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing