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The Deck

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1062 Lebombo Drive | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
+27 13 790 1246
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Boksburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Franex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Andresdefencer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff as well as the owner were always available. Wild life sightings close up. Excellent food and great coffee. Enjoyed two nights there.

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Thank Martin W
British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My husband and I both had the steak dinner while enjoying the wonderful view. The service was so warm and gracious (best ever) and the food was yummy! We also enjoyed the buffet and cooked to order breakfast the following morning. The restaurant and lodge were the best possible introduction to South Africa. GREAT VALUE!

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Ommen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We have been several times at "the Deck" restaurant at Malelane and it has always been a pleasure. One time it was real cold ( I believe it was South African's winter in 2014 and the gas heaters were placed near the tables. Unfortunately someone from the personnel forgot to have the gas bottles refilled but everyone got a nice... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

what a lovely clean well run place food was fantactist a lovely view over the kruger park sat watching elephant and buck while eating two good swimming pools.

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We ate at The Deck restaurant on our recent trip into the Kruger Park. The food was delicious and such good value for money. I had the lamb shank, and absolute must try and I saw other eating the Eisbein which look equally good. The portions are a good size and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience there. You have a... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Hi we were treated exceptionally well in that Enough- our waitress went and fetched towels so the kids could play by the pool. The chicken strips and fish bites the kids ate were the best I've seen in a long time with a delightful batter. The Prego I had was unfortunately disappointing and very dry, but I will give them... More 

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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, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?