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Barbecue, Grill, African, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 13 January 2020

Went for dinner with the family whilst staying at Marloth Park. Service staff were good and the food more than acceptable. Place has a decent setting with inside seating as well as nice seating under a big thatch structure outside. Would use again if in...the area.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 6 January 2020

This establishment offers a fair menu with sufficient variety to either have a small meal with drinks or a full meal. I have been here on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 24 December 2019 via mobile

Soooo disappointed. Phumula lodge has always been my favorite spot in Marloth, whether it was for breakfast, lunch, a sporting event or just a cold beer. This experience left us dumbfounded. An hour and a half for 4 toasted sandwiches and 2 fish and chips,...that were definitely not made with love. They said they needed to change their gas...... They need to change more than that. Come on Phumula, you’ve lost your special touch. We will not be seeing you again in the near futureMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 December 2019 via mobile

Although the service was good, the food was way below what we expected. The potjie smelled funny and tasty watery, like they prepared it 2 weeks ago and the prawns tasted strange!! Would not recommend. Stay at home and braai!!!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2019

Only negative is that the service can be very slow - we waited more than an hour for a toastie one day. Other than that, the staff were lovely and the food was nice. They have fast wifi and are in a good location!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2019

We went to Marloth Park to see if we want to settle down there. We did not like it at all. However, we had to stay there for three nights. Accomodation was already booked (not with Phumula). Those ranged from horrible to average. However: we...went to Phumula for lunch and diner and it was such a lovely place. A really nice warm getaway. Special compliments to Christiaan who made our visits extra comfortable and nice! The food was fantastic and the ambiance was very nice. That says a lot from people who didn't like Marloth itself. We recommend it!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 November 2019

I was there two weeks ago with my partner and we visited on two occasions to watch the rugby world cup matches and have a few drinks. The staff is friendly and obliging and the place has a very pleasant ambiance with a high thatched...roof , air conditioning and bush-themed pictures and adornments. There is also an outside beer garden with more TV's set in very pleasant surroundings. We only ate toasted sandwiches , which were excellent, so I cannot comment on the quality of full meals but there is every reason to believe that these would also not disappoint..More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 24 October 2019

Watched the wordcup rugby at Phumula, was fully booked, yet we had good service and cold beer. Some beer on the menu not available, and nothing exciting on tab. Excellent hamburgers, decent size patty, good price. Overall a good pub lunch in informal setting, worth...it to give it a try.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

This was definitely a Restaurant worth visiting, excellent food (traditional South African Cuisine). If you enjoy tasty home cooking, a relaxed atmosphere and excellent service, I would highly recommend Phumula. We could not fault it in anyway and will definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

Came here midweek for a fairly early dinner while the restaurant wasn't busy. The waiter, who was new, was friendly but obviously still learning the menu and the restaurant. The issue we had was the extremely long wait for the food, well over one hour...and fifteen minutes. When the food finally came it was pretty good though. The pork neck isn't as 'exotic' as it may sound, it's excellent. It's basically pork chucks, crisped and simmered in a tasty sauce. If the service time could improve this could be a really good restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4