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The Deck

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$$ - $$$
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1062 Lebombo Drive | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
+27 13 790 1246
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Middelburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at the restaurant. The prawn starter is delicious. Nice variety choices and the steaks was really tasty. Good service with friendly staff. It is very busy so booking might be a good choice.

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Thank Christelle S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Been here twice and had a pleasant experience on both occasions, nice view of the Crocodile river, quick service, and tasty food!

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Thank J B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here twice, both times the food was excellent. Try the Kudu steaks! Good views with animal watching. Laid back atmosphere.

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Thank cbergin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service yet if you want a meadium steak order rare. They just cannot get it right. Great view of the Kruger on the croc river but limited menu.

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Thank John R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waitress was exceptionaly friendly and went out of her way to make our evening enjoyable. When serving our drinks she offerred us a move to another table, which had just been vacated, on the edge of the deck overlooking the river which was superb. The Kudu steak was very tasty and accompanying vegetables cooked to perfection. The manageress visited... More 

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Malelane, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location, looks directly into the Kruger park across the Crocodile River. Great menu with a Portuguese twist

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Thank Sandra S
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Amazing food. We ate here at 7pm and had to wait about an hour for food which we thought was too long. When we got the food was amazing though. We went here the next night at 5.30pm and waited approx. 35 mins

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Thank Hayley F
Boksburg
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Had a meal at The Deck restaurant in Malelane and was very pleasantly surprised by the quality (and quantity) of the food. It was well prepared, tasty and well seasoned. The service was impeccable and the staff friendly and helpful. It has a lovely view over the river and you are not rushed.to get out - very relaxed

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Koh Tao, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed in Malelane for a few days and found The Deck to be the best choice restaurant-wise (there are not a lot of options). We got this recommendation from the owner of the lodge we were staying at, and were not disappointed! It is best to book a table for dinners, so did we. We arrived a little early... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining here a few days ago and was very pleased with the service and quality of the food..I had a Kudu steak and was perfect but having an elephant walk passed the eating area made our evening all the more special.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 25
Cuisine
African
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1062 Lebombo Drive | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Malelane
  • Phone Number: +27 13 790 1246
Description
Idealic views of mother nature literally at the end of your table. Enjoy lunch or dinner with the elephants, rhinos, buffalo and an abundance of birdlife just a few meters from you. You will have to travel far and wide to find what we offer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?