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The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit Restaurant

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” (39 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 1 week ago

Had a wonderful meal, food super tasty and well prepared. Excellent service received. Staff very friendly.

Thank Vera M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunched at this beautiful restaurant before when we last visited my daughter in Hoedspruit. What a disappointment! There were not many diners - always a sign, I suppose - but it meant that there should have been no excuse for waiting nearly an...More

Thank claudiakisch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Feels a bit strange reviewing the Hat & Creek for June 2017, because we frequent this Restaurant every time we visit Hoedspruit 4-6 times a year. The ambience is casual and relaxing, the menu interesting and extensive and the food always exceptional. If you want...More

Thank Brett M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My introduction to this restaurant included a sampler Wild Game Platter. Loved the barbecued Kudu and grilled wildebeest! Not so much the grilled Ostrich. Service was excellent with amenable and courteous wait-staff. Prices were very reasonable. My second meal was the South African version of...More

Thank mzed12007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I visited this restaurant in May, 2017. Walking distance from our Guest House. We felt safe walking there--about 10 blocks or so. Very affordable for American tourists! We had fillets & they were cooked to perfection & salads were excellent. Good wine...More

Thank Clydene J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was lovely! Beautiful outside atmosphere with blankets provided to take off the extra chill, delicious wine and food. The service was wonderful! Highly recommended!

Thank zoemadiwilliams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday night. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. The restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere. The menu is very extensive which made it a bit hard for us to make a choice but in the end the food...More

Thank Andre D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are here after a long day out and it was great! I had the fillet with Camembert and Cranberry whilst my wife had 'fish and chips'. Steak was excellent and just what I needed! There was a great vibe about the place and even...More

Thank PaulR142014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We fell in love with this place four years ago on our honeymoon and when we got the chance to dine here again we were thrilled. However some things have changed and it was a bit of a disappointment. They used to have bomas all...More

Thank jorindit
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Last week, we drove with a friend for the first time to Hoedspruit to experience the eateries there. It was not easy finding the exact location to cater for our needs and ended up choosing The Hat & Creek. They had a lunch special for...More

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Vera M
I cannot reach you on the landline do you maybe have a cell no that I can phone. I would like to book for 6 Adults for Sunday the 18th June 2017 at 12 o'clock. Thank you Vera Maritz 083 324 6354
9 June 2017|
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Response from Cheryl N | Property representative |
Hi Vera My number is 071 298 6442 Kind Regards Cheryl
Andre of The Hat & Creek - Hoedspruit We actually LIKE your restaurant, and frequent it often! We have a home just 40 mins from you which is why we are able to give two reviews of both Hoedspruit and Phalaborwa as we had visited both within a day of each other. Both meals were with South African's, I was the only 'other' albeit I have lived in SA many years. My comments still stand, do less but better and your restaurant would only then be the perfection you talk about as we do not get a constant good meal, hence the resident South African's who refer to it as 'Hit and Miss'
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, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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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