Hartbeespoort is well known for its outdoor and adventure offerings. However, there is just as much to taste as there is to see and do here. From delicious brunch menus, to dining high above the clouds, Harties has something to offer any type of appetite. So, the next time you find yourself hungry in Harties be sure to check out these awesome eateries.
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Madagascar Café offers diners a tropical island atmosphere paired with good, hearty American-inspired food. Come and enjoy delicious cocktails under the cabana while the kids have a ball on the nearby playground. Madagascar Café is best known for its scrumptious double-decker hamburgers and fries. So, the next time you find yourself ravenously hungry in Harties, you know where to stop by for a bite.
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Pick a Pancake Restaurant
Pick a Pancake is a family-friendly restaurant that serves up all assortments of pancake dishes. Whether you prefer your pancakes sweet or savoury, this delightful eatery is sure to have something to entice you. Not in the mood for pancakes? No worries. Pick a Pancake also serves up a variety of breakfast dishes, burgers, salads and toasted sarmies.
How about a little authentic Indian cuisine while you’re in Harties? Al Medina Restaurant and Takeaway is situated at the popular Chameleon Village. Visit them to enjoy traditional samosas, biryani, bunny chow and lamb curry. This is the perfect spot to indulge in a big, sit down family dinner. Bring the whole brood along for a night out to remember.
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The Windmill Restaurant
Hartbeespoort is home to many Dutch restaurants, however, the most popular of these is undoubtedly The Windmill Restaurant and Waffle House. The iconic windmill can be seen from miles away, welcoming in guests from all around the country. This is the ideal spot to enjoy a full English breakfast or gourmet waffles before heading out on a day of fun and adventure in Harties.
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French Toast Koffie Kafee
Another one of Hartbeespoort’s beloved restaurants is the French Toast Koffie Kafee situated at Little Paris. This charming café offers traditional French fare including crispy croissants, syrupy French toast sticks and cheesy croque monsieur. Bring your special someone to enjoy an early morning brekkie here before heading out onto the famous lover’s lock bridge.
The Terrace Restaurant at Van Gaalen Cheese Farm serves an eclectic array of starters, mains and desserts. You can order a delightful picnic basket filled with Van Gaalen’s signature gourmet cheeses or opt for a sit down meal at the restaurant. We’ve heard that their pizzas are simply heavenly. Paired with a tall glass of wine, and the fantastic view of the Skeerport River and the Magaliesberg mountain range, it doesn’t get much better than this.
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Authentic wood-fired pizza, spectacular views and good company, what more could you ask for? Visit Pizza Shack at the Harties Aerial Cableway to enjoy all this and much more. They offer an array of gourmet pizzas, including our top pick – a thin, crispy based pizza topped with prosciutto, gorgonzola, wild rocket and preserved figs. Sounds like the perfect way to end off a day of exploration and excitement in Harties if you ask us.
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For all full panoramic view of the Magaliesberg escarpment, visit 360 Degrees restaurant at Harties Cableway. Their menu is almost as expansive as the mountain range, offering everything from hearty breakfasts to gourmet salads, wraps, pastas, burgers and steak and grills. 360 Degrees is one of Harties’ most diverse restaurants, catering to all kinds of palates. Make sure to visit them on your next trip up the cableway.
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Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant
You might not expect to find traditional Portuguese cuisine in Hartbeespoort, but that’s what you’ll get at Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant. Their menu features authentic peri-peri chicken, pregos, trinchado, espetados and prawns. A meat lover’s paradise for sure! Pair your meal with a classic Tipo Tinto rum cocktail or a Mozambican 2M beer. Laurentina Portuguese Restaurant is the place to be on weekend’s in Harties, so be sure not to miss out.
Looking for the perfect place to treat the family to lunch in Hartbeespoort? Look no further than Ristorante Italiano. This family-friendly Italian restaurant and pizzeria offers a delectable menu featuring all your favourite Italian classics. There is also a separate kiddies menu sure to please even the fussiest of eaters. Oh, and did we mention that they serve a full menu of gourmet waffles?
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Siesta Tapas Bistro
A fine selection of tapas sounds like the perfect way to end off a busy day of outdoor adventure in Harties. Siesta Tapas Bistro caters to foodies looking for unique tastes and rare dining experiences. Bring your friends along to enjoy a tasty buffet of snack bites served with a chilled glass of sangria, gin or fruit juice. It’s a definite must-try.
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de Vette Mossel
de Vette Mossel is one of the most unique restaurants in Hartbeespoort. Their name directly translates as “The Fat Mussel”, which is an apt description of the kind of food they serve here. For the best seafood dishes in Hartbeespoort, visit de Vette Mossel. Their menu features a mind blowing seven courses (13 dishes) which are prepared and presented one after the other as a rolling buffet. It’s an all-you-can-eat experience like you’ve never had before.
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Coffee Shops & Cafes
Forage & Feast
Forage & Feast is the on-site restaurant at Tangaroa Strawberry Farm. Their seasonal menus feature farm fresh produce, including their very own hand-picked strawberries. Do yourself a favour and order a pot of strong tea with a slice of their strawberry cheesecake. It’s to die for!
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