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Reviewed 11 September 2023

This is a great spot to visit if you would like to see Howick Falls from a distance. Lovely gardens with lots for kids to do with jungle gyms, donkeys, pig etc. The original house is beautiful with some originality still there. Unfortunately we had...to ask for the remainder of our drinks a number of times and had to go up to the service counter too. Everyone got their meal but one person was forgotten and again we had to ask for that. Meals were nice and affordable. R1600 for 9 people (1 drink and a main).More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2020

Great place, we thought it was closed but the staff took out out the back via the bar (I am disabled) . We stopped for lunch and it was really good wholesome food. The fall are beautiful, by the way. Very clean, staff don't hover...close by but do pay attention to take plates when you finish. Milkshakes are divine.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Nice restaurant, kids will enjoy seeing animals and playing on the jungle gym, nice old farm like setting

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 22 October 2019

Just higher than the Howick falls on the opposite side is the relaxing Yellowwood Cafe. Good view of the falls and a nostalgic old farm yard view, very relaxing. The service was pleasant, professional and friendly. Our breakfast was excellent and plentiful. We will return...for more meals in future.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

Our lunch experience at Yellowwood Cafe was terrible. The interior is dark and gloomy and grimy. The owners young family had taken up the sitting area near the only working open fire, so we chose to sit outside. Our standard lunch was mediocre. The only...redeeming feature was our friendly, apologetic young waitress. This venue needs a serious revamp and change in attitude.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Stopped off at Yellowwood Cafe for lunch on our way back from the Berg yesterday. Such a bad end to a wonderful holiday! This place is definitely slowly going downhill. Expecting a well stocked petting zoo we found a lot of the former enclosures had...been left derelict and only a small field with ponies and donkeys was left. The jungle gym is also slowly decaying. Our daughters tried to climb up the cargo net but it was so torn they didn’t get very far! Then came the food. We probably should have guessed from the tacky plastic menu that a vegan burger wasn’t going to be a delicious homemade chickpea/lentil affair! Instead it was a defrosted potatoe patty with mixed frozen veg inside, the type you would buy in the frozen section in the supermarket! On the side was a droopy piece of old iceberg lettuce and shriveled slice of tomato. Our girls had fish and chips, both of which were rubbery and over cooked (also probably straight out a box of I&J’s). They only ate the chips. Our boys wolfed down their chicken and beef burgers from sheer desperation and hunger but were very disappointed. We waited for them to finish and then left as fast as we could, hungry and bitterly disappointed!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

I took my daughter and son for milkshakes to celebrate her birthday, the place was empty, not a car in the parking area, could have been the chilly day? We walked around as the main door said closed, just checking incase they were open. Relief,...an open door. Walking inside, I found some friendly staff members who assisted us and shortly we were drinking milkshakes in the cold eating slap chips, how bizarre. The kids enjoyed the animals and jumped when the donkey bellowed.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 22 June 2019

We decided to have lunch at Yellowwood on Thursday. It was lovely to sit in the sun and my nieces loved petting the donkeys and horses. The food wasn’t great. I ordered the warm chicken salad. The chicken was very cold and not warm at...all. My mom had the apple salad and her cucumber and lettuce was not fresh at all. The kids burger was okay and although my niece didn’t moan about the macaroni cheese it did not look very appetizing. The restaurant has a great setting but I have had better food there. We left feeling disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 25 January 2019

Situated on a historic farm overlooking the Howick waterfall, this venue has much potential, but it is, sadly, not utilised. We felt as if we were intruding, the service was so poor. The food was pricey and amateur-like. The children were furthermore warned not to...go to the animals as they would be bitten. Unpleasant experience.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2019

We went to yellowood cafe to meet up with friends for lunch. the staff were pleasant and service good. The food was a little under whelming. The kids had a great time on the jungle gym and talking to the various farm animals.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

A generally unimaginative lunch. The company tried to make the most out of what used to be a lovely restaurant. My hamburger was boring and bland. I will not be returning.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

A really beautiful venue, it was lovely to sit outside and great for kiddies. They love the farm animals and the cats. I just found it a little bit expensive. A small slice of cake for R48. Otherwise lovely.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

As a family tradition we always stop at Yellowood Cafe on the way home from the Drakensberg, good service, food and views! Heading back to Durban after the long weekend we stopped in and although they told us they were closing soon they welcomed us...in and served us delicious food with a smile. A great experience once again!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

After Terbodore refused to accommodate us we drove here. We wanted breakfast and it was past their closing time for breakfast but the manageress greeted us with open arms and said it was not too much trouble to accommodate us. What a great attitude. The...views were stunning and the service was exceptional. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

It's not as nice as it used to be. Not a lot of animals as before. Food was mediocre and service was lousy.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Yellowwood Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4