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1 A Igwababa Road | Durban, Kloof 3610, South Africa
+27 31 764 6616
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 A Igwababa Road | Durban, Kloof 3610, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting the valley of a Thousand Hills & popped in to tour garden. Not only did we have a delightful walk we had a late lunch on the terrace. The staff were all very professional. The food & wine were terrific with a...More

Thank 188fiona
HelenXO, Guest Relations Manager at Makaranga, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you SO much for visiting us, Fiona, we are delighted that you enjoyed our piece of paradise, hospitality and cuisine. We will be sure to share your review with our staff as we constantly strive to make Magic Moments at Makaranga. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit destination for sundowners and a delicious meal. The setting is beautiful, the silence is therapeutic and the food is excellent. There is nothing like it in KZN.

Thank Charlieboy777
HelenXO, Guest Relations Manager at Makaranga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your fabulous review, Charlie! We are delighted that you visited us, appreciated our piece of paradise and the food that is made with love. We look so forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to Makaranga is a visit to a piece of paradise. Today was no exception. Warm, friendly and accommodating staff, a beautiful garden environment and attention to detail always makes for a fun day out!

Thank Alice L
HelenXO, Guest Relations Manager at Makaranga, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Alice, we so appreciate your 5 star rating and wonderful comments, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had a number of meals - both in dining room and on the deck. The choices are interesting and the food has always been good. One negative is the service - a little on the slow side. The beautiful garden surroundings make this...More

Thank vanjays
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place - Beautiful gardens that you can get lost in and absolutely excellent cuisine - A must visit.

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever the heat and humidity of Durban gets too much, we head up to the cooler surrounds and beautiful gardens of Makaranga. The fact that this place is always busy, attests to it being not only our favourite but favoured by many others. If you...More

Thank ushanaidu
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We popped in for a quick coffee and milk shake and ended up staying much longer than we had planned. The coffee and milkshake were both great, but the grounds of this establishment are something rally special! he gardens are stunning with lots of interesting...More

Thank DaneSalmon
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Always incredibly friendly staff. Can sometimes need to ask for service, but the last visit was exceptional with the new chef's food being absolutely fantastic! Beautiful views and a local favourite.

Thank PhilippaYorke
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We recently celebrated a 21st birthday with 32 guests at Makaranga. Thanks to Patricia for her helpful input and assistance with the planning and the staff on the night for their friendly and very good service during a busy time. The food was excellent and...More

Thank Marriage_Meander
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

It’s such a shame that such a wonderful venue and such beautiful gardens are ruined by poor service and bad management at the restaurant. I have been to Makaranga twice this week (2 days in a row) and on the first day I had to...More

Thank Yachal_D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 A Igwababa Road | Durban, Kloof 3610, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Kloof
  • Phone Number: +27 31 764 6616
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