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The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit

R527 | Main Street, Hoedspruit, South Africa
+27 15 793 1135
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (48 reviews)
“game meat” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
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African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
R527 | Main Street, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Reviewed today

Lovely ambience, friendly staff, good service. Steak was excellent. Dessert was a white chocolate cake and was ok. But the coffee was dreadful. Have eaten here on a number of occasions when visiting Hoedspruit and has been consistently good.

Thank Shaley B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The game meat was very well seasoned and tasty. However, the staff were not very friendly. Since we didn’t feel welcomed, we only ate there once to try game meat.

Thank cleochenxt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited The Hat and Creek in Hoedspruit many times and were never disappointed. Their menu is interesting and all the dishes we have tried were fresh, well prepared and delicious. The wine selection is good and goes well with the food. Staff are...More

Thank susannel408
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a wonderful meal at Hat and Creek in April 2018. The food was well presented and very tasty. The staff are friendly and attentive. The setting lovely, we sat near the open fire pit. We also got to see bush babies playing in the...More

Thank Cazvw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This must be the best place in Hoedspruit to have a sort of formal dinner. Good menu, friendly staff and a nice environment.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This restaurant should not be ashamed by any restaurant in Pretoria. We were pleasantly surprised with choice, quality and ambience of this restaurant. Besides small details, food and sevice was excellent. When visiting Hoedspruit or surroundings, definitelly recommended.

1  Thank Monikey2013
Reviewed 7 May 2018

This restaurant has a very open planned layout with a fantastic atmosphere at night. It is one of the best local restaurants with high qality food and service, defnitly would recommend.

Thank MarthinusvdM
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We just spent a weekend visiting the KNP and we stayed at the Bushveld terrace hotel in Phalaborwa where we had the two best dinners I a long time. Now we are back in Hoedpruit and we wanted to have dinner out again and we...More

Thank Marco Z
Cheryl N, Owner at The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Dear Marco The Bushveld Terrace Hotel was originally The Hat & Creek Phalaborwa which we owned and sold 2 years ago. Your comments are ridiculous and unfounded. Please don’t ever come back!

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Food is really good. My friends dishes where also well received. Service is a little slower than normal but friendly.

Thank lsheppard24
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Great selection of food! Wonderful meats including Kudu, Wildebeest, ostrich! Yes, we tried it all because when are we going to be able to eat such foods again? Very nice staff that took the time and effort to cater to my three year old son!

Thank ashwinii2016
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Jean O
30 April 2018|
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Response from Cheryl N | Property representative |
Hi Jean & Marijke Yes, we have many meat & fish options on our Menu that are gluten free. Kind Regards Cheryl
Vera M
9 June 2017|
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Response from Cheryl N | Property representative |
Hi Vera My number is 071 298 6442 Kind Regards Cheryl
28 December 2014|
Response from ANDRE N | Property representative |
Hi Max, I believe the words perfections were yours and not ours I am afraid. I am a little concerned however to learn that you feel we are not consistent as most other locals and frequent diners would likely not agree with... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: R527 | Main Street, Hoedspruit, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Limpopo Province  >  Hoedspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 15 793 1135
  • E-mail
The Hat & Creek offers a stylish relaxed ambiance in a beautiful natural setting. Delicious food with superior wines and feel good music makes it perfect for a unique dining experience.Local, new and old favorites are available on an extensive menu specializing in meat and seafood with superb culinary flair.The restaurant is family friendly with great facilities for children and teens allowing parents to enjoy their dining experience. Suitable for business lunches, family meals, special occasions,long lunches and relaxed evening dinners 7 days a week. WIFI is complimentary and the service is excellent.
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