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River Deck

Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna, South Africa
+27 73 488 6341
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
11 Apr 2018
“Tranquil setting alongside river.”
23 Feb 2018
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 April 2015

Really a spectacular spot that is great for children as well - True South African food. Service could be a touch better - The food was awesome

1  Thank trevor312564
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

The location is great, overlooking the river. Really a fun atmosphere. The food service, unfortunately, was not very good; server couldn't figure a lot of things out. The food was average at best.

1  Thank doctoryes
Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful afternoon at this venue. Reasonable prices and great food. Ordered a pizza , thin crust and fresh topping. Had the boerewors and rooster koek it was great. The setting is what make the place, rustic but good service with couches to lounge...More

1  Thank Benny1965
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Beautiful place to send a few hours over brunch and longer. Don't expect fast service, everyone is relaxed and friendly and the food is great. Kids were happy swimming and renting the kayaks while the parents sat on the river bank and enjoyed the view....More

Thank cjstan_SA
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

We have been here several times before and slowly seen it get worse. Sewage water from bathrooms were running into children's play area and down to river. Pizzas were terrible with barely any cheese or toppings and were underdone! It is sad 'cause we remembered...More

Thank AdrianEvans1975
Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

Came here for a late lunch. Restaurant wasn't overly busy and there was a lovely rustic atmosphere. There are many different facets to this venue including boat hire , restaurant and it seems camping facilities. A great spot to hang around all day and do...More

1  Thank dublinwork
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We spent a relaxed afternoon next to the river with friends. Great place for laid back summer lunch. Various venues, upstairs, downstairs, on river bank. Do not go there if you are in a hurry, the service is as laid back as the venue, but...More

Thank Kwassie
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Great little spot. Very basic and no frills.Eco village feel.Nice meals, organic garden. On rivers edge. Chew on a Choppie at the Braai. Staff basic but very friendly. Stay the night in tents on riverside. 150r pp.clean showers and toilets.Well worth a visit if u...More

Thank Tony G
Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

A great place to take the family for lunch with plenty activities to keep kids occupied (in good weather). The food was delicious - when it finally arrived about an hour and a half after we ordered it! Admittedly it is the high season, but...More

1  Thank 829vickip
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Pros great setting,kiddie friendly enough parking cons no managment friendly staff left on their own,slow service and unfortunately bredi that got a family member puking before reaching knysna hate giving a bad review,but food quality and supervision is not negotiable ajust to many grey areas...More

2  Thank abbeyroseGreyton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 73 488 6341
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