Tzaneen Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Tzaneen

December 24, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

Tzaneen is a large tropical garden town situated in the Mopani District Municipality of the Limpopo province in South Africa. It is situated in a lush, high rainfall fertile region with tropical and subtropical agriculture taking place in a 20,000 km region. It is Limpopo's second largest town after Polokwane.
Things to do in Tzaneen

1. Coach House

Tzaneen, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +27 15 306 8027
Excellent
39%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 40 reviews

Coach House

Reviewed By zerwickrenatevictor - Centurion, South Africa

We had the pleasure of having dinner, lunch and breakfast at Coach House (Zeederberg) restaurant during our stay at Coach House Hotel & Spa mid August.
The crackling fireplace added warmth and boasted a romantic ambience.
There was a set menu available and we could choose the dishes we preferred from the set menu. My husband had a garden salad as a starter. His salad was crisp and freshly made. For mains he had rump steak with potato chips and vegetables. His steak was grilled too perfection (medium – rare) and melt in the mouth tender. He is still referring to that mouthwatering steak.
I had the chicken schnitzel with potato chips and vegetables. The schnitzel was a generous portion. The chicken was moist and succulent and tasted absolutely delicious. The menu was very well priced in comparison to the exceptional high quality of our meals.
For lunch I had a toasted ham, cheese and tomato Sandwich with potato chips and a ploughman’s platter which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The breakfast spread boasted a variety of cold options (serials, yoghurt, cheeses, and a selection of cold meat) as well as different options from the hot menu. My husband had a cheese omelet which he thoroughly enjoyed. I had 2 fried eggs with bacon. The eggs were perfectly prepared to order and the bacon was just the way I like it (crisp but not dry).
All staff members were very friendly and ensured that we were well taken care of during our meals.
We cannot wait to return to Coach House Hotel & Spa and Zeederberg restaurant for another fantastic meal.

2. Yum Yum Restaurant and Coffee Bar

61H Boundary Street, Tzaneen 0850, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$39 - HK$78 +27 15 306 0741
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Yum Yum Restaurant and Coffee Bar

Reviewed By rozp283

This is our favourite restaurant in Tzaneen and our first stop when we visit. We are still battling to find somewhere great to stay in Tzaneen but keep coming back to visit Yum Yum. They support local businesses and have local craft beers on the menu. Quiet when we were there on a Friday afternoon and service was quick. My husband said there was far too much mayonnaise on his Prego roll but otherwise we were very happy with our order. I have the haloumi ciabatta which was excellent and the honey and rooibos milkshake although quite small was very good. The smashed meringue dessert (their take on an Eton mess) is simply amazing.

3. Crawdaddy's

Makakota Street | At Hotel Tzaneen, Tzaneen 0850, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +27 15 307 1555
Excellent
27%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 132 reviews

Crawdaddy's

Reviewed By Pieter G - Phalaborwa, South Africa

Visit crawdaddys Tzaneen today for lunch on arival we found our table cloth dirty sticky clear signs of food from the previous customers. I requested a clean fresh table cloth to which our waitress Glandus just came with a damp cloth and wiped the table. We ordered our food 2 x mains and 1 starter we advised her that she can bring it together but put the starter order in first to perhaps have it a bit quicker. The food arrived 2 x mains first and about 1 min later the starter. Ok no problem as we ordered it to come together. My wife ordered fleur du cap natural light. Sorry out of stock about 6 min later. So we ordered another wine. Don't your waiters now what is in stock or not. Our food was good as always. During our lunch we saw our waitress 4 x when she took the drinks and food order. When she advised wine out of stock when the food came and when we wanted the bill asked from another waiter to tell her to bring the bill. The bill arived for Table 49 R728.00 we were table 25 bill R403 if I didn't check the bill we would have been R325 out of pocket. During our lunch the "manager" was doing his rounds and when advised of the dirty table cloth to which he replied sorry and walked away. WOW is this how they treat their clients Management???. NO CRAWDADDYS Tzaneen this is not you what went wrong????.

4. Kings Walden Garden Manor

Agatha, Tzaneen, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible International, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Kings Walden Garden Manor

Reviewed By Chantelle J - Johannesburg, South Africa

Stayed here for business and am so glad I found this special gem. Setting is amazing, the venue is beautiful and the service is outstanding. Definitely visiting again.

5. Zabana Restaurant

R71, Tzaneen 0850, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +27 81 319 2621
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Zabana Restaurant

Reviewed By Sanet R

I had the most amazing experience at Zabana. Food is the best i had in years. The staff is funny and friendly. Their sparkling personalities match their service, five star and more. The owner of Zabana made me feel welcome from the firts moment we met. This place feels like home away from home and recommend it to everyone.☺ps. If you want a small meal then go somewhere else

6. High Grove Restaurant

High Grove, Tzaneen 0850, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations Bar, Pizza, Barbecue, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +27 15 307 7243
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 27 reviews

High Grove Restaurant

Reviewed By Judith S - Tzaneen

Popped in for dinner and was pleasantly surprised. Authentic Indian curry was lovely - perfect balance of exotic tastes and a perfect portion with all required condiments. No poppadum served which was missed. Partner had eisbein and advised that it was very good. The eisbein was large and perfectly cooked. Overall, service was very good, waiter (forget his name!) was friendly, and willing to assist to make our dinning experience good. We were comfortable and relaxed. If in the area again - we will try their menu again!

7. Dei Gratia Family Restaurant

Corner Agatha and Hermanus Streets | Opposite Laerskool, Tzaneen 0850, South Africa Reservations Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +27 79 699 1790
Excellent
25%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Dei Gratia Family Restaurant

Reviewed By Pierre v - Ceres, South Africa

This is an exciting new fully licenced 'family restaurant' in Tzaneen, located in the the historical Joubert House which dates from 1927 and is a very apt venue for this restaurant. Sharing the establishment is an interior decorator business (Casa Mia) and this adds to the unique homely ambience, so be prepared to browse and possibly spend money on some nice niknaks. The menu is easily one of the most extensive I have seen. With anything from health breakfasts to juicy steaks you will be spoilt for choice. Prices are very reasonable and value for money great. Food is well presented and delicious, whilst the chef's passion in preparing his creations is obvious. My personal preference is a restaurant in a peaceful location with minimal background noise, where I can enjoy the company of my guests without extraneous interference. On this score my expectations were fulfilled. The beautiful manicured Gardens and play area for the children reminded me of my childhood days and visits to my grandparents home. It is also this homely atmosphere that makes this venue ideal for small functions.
Service is prompt, friendly and efficient without being intrusive. All in all, I find this the ideal venue for anything from a quick business engagement to a romantic dinner with my wife. But don't take my word for it, go give Dei Gratia a chance to enchant your senses.

8. The Olive Tree Coffee & Gifts

Pusela 410 | Tzaneen Garden Centre, Tzaneen 0850, South Africa Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$39 +27 82 928 3423
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

The Olive Tree Coffee & Gifts

Set in a beautiful nursery, The Olive Tree has a tranquil and rustic atmosphere. Sit inside and enjoy a cup of coffee on our couches, or enjoy the Sunshine with tables in the garden, while keeping an eye on the kiddies on the playground. Browse our Gift Shop for unique gifts, paintings, furniture, accessories and local preserves. Great location for meetings, group lunches , families and parties!

Reviewed By jytjie - Tzaneen, South Africa

cool calm relaxing atmosphere good vibe Staff is very Friendly good service pets are more than welcomeHello jytjie Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Coffee Shop! I'm glad you could get out a little with your fur baby, and that in a calm relaxing atmosphere. Thank you again, for all your kind words. Kind Regards Carlien

9. Ella Bella

King Edward 4, Tzaneen 0850, South Africa +27 15 306 0040
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Ella Bella

Reviewed By Desire L - Tzaneen

If your taste buds tingle, then this is the place to go! The food is prepared with love and passion. Good food at a reasonable price. Menu often changes a bit to keep you coming back for more. Small cosy venue

10. Panarottis Tzaneen

cnr. Agatha Str & The R36 Intersection | Shop 15, Tzaneen Lifestyle Centre, Tzaneen 0850, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$102 +27 15 590 1489
Excellent
25%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Panarottis Tzaneen

Panarottis Pizza Pasta specialises in serving quality Italian-style cuisine. The restaurant offers a friendly and relaxing environment where friends and family can enjoy a delicious handmade pizza topped with the freshest ingredients. Pizzas are traditionally made with a thin base, with calzone and thick base available on request. Every pizza is made from an original and unique recipe, but if none of the pizza options seem satisfying enough, you can create your own pizza with a selection of your favourite toppings.

Reviewed By foodmust - Tzaneen, South Africa

We had lunch here for the first time, and we were really impressed!!! The staff is friendly and the service very good. I had the fillet salad, and it was divine!!! Delicious My husband had the chicken livers, and he was just as impressed!!! Thanks...MoreDear foodmust, Thank you for taking the time to review our Panarottis Tzaneen family restaurant. We're thrilled to hear that the food and service were a hit! See you and your husband soon for another good dash of Mediterranean flair. Ciao, Panarottis Family

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