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The Deck

1062 Lebombo Drive | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
+27 13 790 1246
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“kudu steak” (6 reviews)
“fish eagles” (4 reviews)
“eisbein” (4 reviews)
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11:00 - 20:00All hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
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1062 Lebombo Drive | Monte Vista Estate, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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Reviews (165)
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I ate here for lunch. While the view is lovely, the restaurant is terrible. I ordered a beef burger with no mayonnaise. The waitress brought me a chicken sandwich instead. When I asked why I didn't receive what i ordered, she said...More

Thank Kimberly G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Was a great setting although you got second hand cigarette smoke from the people smoking on the adjacent lawn which spoilt the dinner and venue a lot. Food was average for what South African can offer. Atmosphere was great though

Thank Floris V
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We overnight at the Rio Vista Lodge and had dinner and breakfast at the Deck Restaurant.Christien gave us an excellent position,right in front on the deck overlooking the river and the Kruger on the opposite side. I had venison steak and hubbie the prawns. Both...More

Thank L'Avenir
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed at rio lodge 3 nights and had dinner 2 times at the the deck restaurant, as well as breakfast. Very customer centric staff, great food and outstanding view. An elefant came during dinner nearby the fence. The owner spent quality time with each...More

Thank Th R
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here watching the sun going down, whilst also watching for any animals that may stop by the river! Food (we had steak) was excellent. Service is very good and all for a very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend. Not many tables...More

Thank MrsHum
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for good food and a nice place for a meal in the Malelane area ,then this is a good one. So you are on the deck overlooking the river- it was evening so we had a spotlight view- we had a...More

Thank PretoriaColinGH
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We ate here nearly every evening during our one week holiday in Malelane (Kruger). The restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of the Cycus Guest House, where we stood. The menu is rich in varyity and all the dishes we tasted were excellent...More

Thank M O
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Friendly staff and Management is absolutely very kind and helpful, the food was outstanding, the best Garlic Snails I have eaten, great place, there is accommodation, and they service breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1  Thank ciochavelle
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were greeted by friendly staff and enjoyed a milkshake looking out onto the magnificent gardens as well as the Crocodile River. The following day we went for an early breakfast and it was adequate - the view makes it a worthwhile place to go!

Thank LenYvonne
Reviewed 6 March 2017

very nice settings on a large deck on the banks of the Crocodile River bordering the Krugerpark . good food , friendly service and reasonable prices

1  Thank kingsrest
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do you open on sundays
25 July 2016|
Response from WillyJozie | Reviewed this property |
Regret delay in answering. This has only come to my attention now. I suggest you check with the resort. I seem to recall someone on duty in the morning on a Sunday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 25
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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
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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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