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Upside Down Restaurant

Essex Road | Near the R527, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good68%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Essex Road | Near the R527, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Had a quick refill with some delicious pancakes and drinks, after our visit with local celeb Jessica the hippo.

Thank Nols C
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views of baobabs and tasty pancakes for lunch. Nice to have a beer with such a stunning view! It is slightly tricky to find as it is down a farm road but it features on the satnav!

Thank JoWild
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Take a drive out to the giant baobab tree, just off R527 and be sure to stop for a pancake at the Upside Down restaurant. They make delicious pancakes (similar to a crepe) that are stuffed with a variety of sweet or savoury fillings. They...More

Thank Annette F
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

In the mood for some good pancakes... savoury or sweet? What about a delicious milkshake? Well stop looking, go to the big tree, take some pictures and move on over to this open restaurant for an enjoyable yummy meal! Don't forget that milkshakes!

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Amazingly friendly people, clean and nicely situated to experience the open veld and surroundings. I had the best "pannekoek en slaai" pancake and salad EVER...bought two of the home made salad dressing bottles....a must to all to have hot, strong Boere coffee, made on an...More

Thank NeelsNel
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went to visit Jessica the Hippo and found she was closed at that time so we went back towards the main road and saw a sign for the upside down restaurant and the Boab tree. We made a little detour and checked it out,...More

Thank christinaarmstrong2
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice place to relax for a while. The big boabab tree and the beautifull view on the mountains. Very nice pancakes.

Thank cathyj0
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Though the big baobab has fallen, there is still one that is quite big that you can visit and take photos of. The pancakes are excellent in the restaurant and can be had with your choice of fillings. The cinnamon and honey one is divine.

Thank jekalo
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a cute little coffee shop at the sight of a large baobab tree. There are beautiful views to be seen. Their specialty seems to be pancakes. I would say they are rather expensive although they are beautifully presented. My husband had the lemon...More

Thank Belinda_Jonker
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We wanted to have lunch at a place unique to the area. Excellent views of the big baobab and of the Blyde River canyon. Food and coffee were quite good...however: Service needs to be addressed. Orders arrived one by one instead of all at once,...More

1  Thank Marike R
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Lunch, Breakfast
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: Essex Road | Near the R527, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Limpopo Province  >  Hoedspruit
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Cafe with great pancakes and fantastic fruit drinks (all home made)!More infos and photographs:http://www.geolocation.ws/v/P/64915514/upside-down-restaurant/enhttp://maps.google.de/maps?q=-24.373388,30.857549&ll=-24.373656,30.857731&spn=0.003992,0.005279&num=1&t=h&z=18&lci=com.panoramio.allSome details can be found here:http://www.1africasafaris.com/content/20/restaurants.php"Delightful open little restaurant with spectacular views of the Drakensburg Mountains and one of the Largest Boababs found in South Africa right next to the restaurant. Sharon the owner runs and manages this little gem. They serve any type of Pancake you can imagine from Savoury to Sweet and anything inbetween. They make their own homemade Gingerbeer and Lemonade with is so refreshing and every meal is presented beautifully. Tel: 082 332 7887 or 082 333 1400. Sharon@vodamail.co.za. Open Mon- Sat 0900 to Sunset and Sundays 1100am to Sunset.7 KMS from Hoedspruit on the R527 road and 1 km along the essex road."
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