Rafikis

Rafikis

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Hours
Sun
9:00 - 15:00
Mon
9:00 - 16:00
Tue
9:00 - 16:00
Wed
9:00 - 20:00
Thu
9:00 - 20:00
Fri
9:00 - 20:00
Sat
9:00 - 20:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Grill, Contemporary, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
features
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About
Rafikis is a vibrant, family -friendly restaurant located off the R22 at Zulu Croc. All meals are freshly prepared to order. Seating is available indoors and outside on our shaded decking. Also on the premises is a children's play areas, swimming pool, putt putt and a reptile park known as Zulu Croc. (Old Fig Tree Restaurant that moved location)
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Grill, Contemporary, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds, Family style
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles96 reviews
Excellent
52
Very good
34
Average
8
Poor
1
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Marion10166
Howick90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 friends
Absolutely Fabulous!! Our group of 8 stopped here on our way back from Mozambique. The Resturant was spotless, the service excellent and our meal delicious. There are both inside and outside seating areas, both of which are lovely, a secured pool, magnificent bar area, reptile centre and a gift shop. Has the added bonus of the cleanest bathrooms and friendliest staff! I will definitely stop here again on my next visit to the area. Absolutely fabulous
Written 13 March 2022
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Suzy B
Hello Marion Thank you very much for your kind words. The Rafikis Team works very hard to make sure that all our guests enjoy themselves and are able to relax when they are with us.
Written 14 March 2022
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Nicole M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Great coffee, great vibes, great food. Would highly recommend to anyone travelling through Hluhluwe. Many activities here too such as put put.
Written 13 March 2024
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carolanne227
Durban4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
lovely clean facilities, very polite and cheerful staff and delicious burgers and craft beers...Also an interesting craft shop to browse through .. would recommend
Written 9 January 2021
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Paradise56510720297
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
It is a lovely setting. Don't order a pie if you are in a hurry. Various tables ordered pies. It takes 1 hour to be served. Service is not prompt.
Written 5 November 2023
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Hayley
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Worst service ever. Sat for 20 minutes with no drinks. Only to find out when I asked that they didn't have lemonade.
Written 16 July 2023
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Rafikis Hluhluwe
We are very upset to hear that you did not receive good service. Please accept our apologies for this. Next time you are at our restaurant please may you ask to speak with the manager so we may make it up to you. We will also be speaking with the service team about this.
Written 20 July 2023
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Mike F
Hilton188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
A good place for a breakfast on your way to one of the parks. Friendly, clean and delicious breakfasts and wraps. Good coffee too.
Written 11 February 2020
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FigTreeCafeandDeli
Many thanks for your review - so glad the coffee lived up to its reputation!
Written 13 February 2020
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David G
Crowthorne1018 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 none
Arrived in Hluhluwe earlier than expected and didn't fancy the chain stuff in town.A little way out of town, found Fig Tree. In a rally tranquil spot, with lotts of shade. Staff very friendly and the food was really nice and not expensive. They pride themselves on home cooked. There is also a nice curio / gift shop next door which is worth browsing
Written 26 November 2019
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AndrewGNZ
Wellington32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 family
Stopped on way to st Lucia from Swazi. Lovely food had pulled pork burger. Connected to a good craft shop. Great service lovely waiter and owner came out and said hello
Written 8 October 2019
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FigTreeCafeandDeli
We're so pleased you stopped by and enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for your review.
Written 10 October 2019
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Guy Crossley
Durban4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
Awesome eatery, with a cool vibe and unusual food. Burgers are great and service was efficient. Set in nature with an awesome shop and Nursery on the property.
Written 9 September 2019
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FigTreeCafeandDeli
Thank you for you lovely review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit!
Written 10 September 2019
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Nicholas G
Bath791 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 family
We are not surprised this pleasant cafe is so popular; as far as I am aware there’s nothing else like it around for many, many miles.Great coffee and simple lunches served on the veranda with a convivial buzz from the busy tables.
Written 6 August 2019
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FigTreeCafeandDeli
We are so pleased that you found us, and delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you very much for your review.
Written 7 August 2019
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TSL-300
Banbury40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 none
A lovely place to have lunch. There is a shaded courtyard and balcony. Excellent veggie food The restaurant is part of Illala Weavers which sells a range of local goods.
Written 1 July 2019
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FigTreeCafeandDeli
Thank you very much for your review!
Written 2 July 2019
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Town to Town Travel
Durban190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 friends
Good stop for lunch close to Hluhluwe town (which lacks many dining options), hearty portions and yummy meals.
Written 24 June 2019
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FigTreeCafeandDeli
Thank you for taking time to review the Cafe. Happy travels!
Written 25 June 2019
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Decker
Ealing115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 couples
We spent several nights at Zulu Nyal (see separate review) and were VERY pleased that another guest recommended this place. The first time we came we both had the grilled prawns which were huge and flavoursome. The second the burgers were visually awesome and packed with flavour. They could have used a little binder as they were impossible to eat without a knife and fork as they fell apart easily. The third we moved to toasties and pinwheel salmon and cream cheese and back to prawns! The setting is delightful, the management warm and friendly and the staff are really trying to be their professional best. The lead staff member was absolutely charming and proactive, occasionally chivvying other staff members to up their game. Of course service levels aren't Michelin - this is a café! But everyone was making a great effort to implement the high standards managemen wanted. For me, one of the best features was the craft beers. I soon discovered at ZN that they were catering for American beer tastes and began to despair of having a decent beer during my stay there. The Fig Tree has "craft beers". Not the most descriptive title for a beer that's twice the price of the others on the menu - discouraging exploration. But we persisted and were rewarded with two incredibly tasty beers - Jackal and Kudu (they didn't have Impala due to vagaries of the drink distributor). A rich, deep IPA and a rounded, mouth-filling lager. The café is frequented by a lot of local Afrikaans speaking tour groups but it seems less discovered by Europeans. That's a shame as it deserves to be more widely known. If we were to return to the area we'd definitely return to this establishment. I only wish we'd found it earlier as it made ZN passable.
Written 16 April 2019
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FigTreeCafeandDeli
Thank you very much for your review - we so enjoyed hosting you both and we are delighted that we provided you with some positive takeaways from the Hluhluwe area. We wish you all the very best on your travels - enjoy everything and we look forward to welcoming you back one day.
Written 17 April 2019
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TravellingZooKeeper
Chicago71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
Really enjoyed this place and wished we had found if before our last day in the area. The staff are amazing, the place has a funky vibe and they have several porch cats making any traveler miss their pets at home incredibly happy. what a relaxing place for lunch.
Written 25 March 2019
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FigTreeCafeandDeli
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so glad the cats made you feel at home!
Written 26 March 2019
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Julie Q
Botswana153 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 family
I would have loved to have given Fig Tree Cafe and Deli a 5 star however unfortunately the poor service or should say lack thereof doesn't warrant them getting a 5 star review. The setting is lovely in a tree shaded area with a jungle gym area for children. The coffee was delicious and our meals were tasty. Unfortunately the waitorns didnt seem too interested in serving us and the owner/ managers is obviously only interested in chatting with local clients. She kept going outside to check on one table of patrons she obviously knew - we were totally ignored. We had to walk inside to call out waitress to get some service. Each time we went inside the staff were just milling around by the counter.. We will go back as it beats finding a coffee shop on the busy main road in Hluhluwe however we do hope we receive a bit better service next time.
Written 11 March 2019
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FigTreeCafeandDeli
Thank you very much for your constructive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the environment, coffee and food, but are quite obviously disappointed to hear about the poor service experience you received. We constantly strive to ensure our front of house team engage with our guests in a friendly and proactive manner, and we will put extra effort into this most important aspect of our offering.
Written 12 March 2019
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