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Ginger & Thyme

595 Clearwater Farm, D | Off Izingolweni Rd, Port Edward 4295, South Africa
+27 78 083 7908
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pecan pie” (2 reviews)
“curry” (2 reviews)
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595 Clearwater Farm, D | Off Izingolweni Rd, Port Edward 4295, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The owners of this place are willing to go all out to make your visit as pleasant as can be. The food is great and the prices even better.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 95ream
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a name like Ginger & Thyme I was expecting a menu full of delightful entry level master chef type meals. Sadly nothing of the kind but the toasted sandwiches were tasty and the coffee, although very small cups, was flavoursome. Milkshakes are also worth...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank beverleyr463
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, non commercial restaurant with a great view of the gorge. However they are not equiped to cater for December crowds. Friendly staff but service from the kitchen is very slow. We had two and a half hours for brunch and a quick hike but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AlbertsFamily
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Ginger & Thyme is a cafe set in the most beautiful of surroundings - on the edge of the Umtamvuna Gorge, looking onto the Eastern Cape (previously Transkei). We sampled the Guinness Pie, the cheeseburgers, the steak burgers and the toasties (toasted sandwiches) - simple...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Greg S
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the restaurant while on conference as part of the dinner agenda. Really enjoyable to sip on sundowners while watching the sunset. The viewing deck is a must and the staff were friendly and attentive. The lamb shank off the bone was wholesome and tasty....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tash_sapry
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This has always been an amazing spot to visit for the views. Take a walk to the viewing deck and see the incredible views into the canyon below. And then enjoy a meal at the newly renovated restaurant. We had a delicious curry - highly...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TravelAfricaToday
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Since the last visit a lot has changed and it a BIG improvement. Meals and friendly staff add to the vibe and this is a really great place to chill outdoors or indoors. They will also be open at night from 2nd Sept 2018. Well...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GDTravelsMargateRSA
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Mice restaurant that was under construction when we were there- sure it will be better when it's finished. Delicious burgers and milkshakes. Enjoyed some time with the resident cat. Dogs were allowed and were given a bowl of water

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank LaraJB
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Very nice place away from the hassle and bustle of the everyday restaurants. Their food and service is very good. They are currently busy to revamp the venue, but it would be nice with more shade one they are done

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank corrieelnal
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Ginger & Thyme is still being renovated but that shouyldn't prevent you from visiting them. Mountain bikers will enjoy the trials, birders the birds and the food isn't too shabby either. No licence yet so take your own.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 595 Clearwater Farm, D | Off Izingolweni Rd, Port Edward 4295, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Port Edward
  • Phone Number: +27 78 083 7908
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A restaurant with a spectacular view! Enjoy a delicious home made meal while taking in the gorgeous views! Or grab a quick cuppa on your way to the viewing deck. Or how about a birthday party?
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