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African, Pizza, Grill, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a fantastic meal at The Thirsty Giraffe. The food was fresh and brilliant quality. I particularly recommend the prawns. It was one of our favourite meals during our trip around South Africa.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very ambi place with good casual vibes. The food is excellent, the staff super friendly and helpful. Special credits for the manager : she really masters the art of how to treat customers and crew. The occasional visit of the home donkey makes it all!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Fantastic food, great service and excellent atmosphere. Best restaurant in Hoedspruit. Food is exceptionally tasty and abundant

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 31 October 2023

Plain and simple, wonderful. Fantastic food and efficient service. Seafood is probably the tastiest i have ever had. Vic, owner and chef can certainly prepare any meal that will awaken your taste buds. Leigh and her staff will be sure you get the best service....Its a great environment, with the famous donkeys who pop over to greet the guests on occasions. Every dish has its flavor and you will be back for more. Thank you to everyone at Thirsty Giraffe. For those who have not been there, just do it.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

The service and consistently good food makes this a great place for a relaxing lunch or dinner. The chicken espetada is a firm favourite, served with the best chips in town. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023 via mobile

Service friendly and efficient. Prices excellent and food consistently the best. Not many places that have donkeys come visit you inside the restaurant. These guys are loved and well looked after.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 1 March 2023

A little hidden gem close to Hoedspruit, came here to meet with some local friends and what a wonderful seafood platter. Friendly service, cool dishes for kids and a very relaxed atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2022 via mobile

If you a foreigner to these parts, as I am, this is a truly convivial spot for a meal with friends. It seems that the local population frequents here, and they gladly extend their welcome to any outsiders. With it’s party atmosphere, good food and...selection of drinks, it’s a very good place to go with old friends and meet lots of new ones. Even the resident donkey welcomes everyone!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 August 2022

We had a great meal with great service. We had been traveling for 11 hours and we arrived hungry and we enjoyed our meal

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

Lekker vibe at The Thirsty Giraffe. The pizza was great and the staff were super friendly and attentive!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 July 2022

Had an amazing lunch there and they have a great menu with a fairly wide selection of different dishes. we tried a few, Livers and Onins, Burger, T Bone and Pizza . All were delicious and in particular the 700gm T Bone, grilled to perfection....Will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022

To be fair you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Pizzas, burgers all good! Great vibe - we watched an epic game of rugby. You should book - loads of local flavour - as it is popular! Owner run, great service, go thirsty!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

Short drive out of Hoedspruit. Very friendly staff and owner. Nice menu and reasonably priced. Very friendly horses and donkeys that visit the bar late afternoon. No rush here, they want you to relax and chill. We'll worth the visit. Portions not small and freshly...made. Great place to support.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022 via mobile

We arrived with twelve guests and stayed and served without any problems. The food was top notch and served all together. The dessert was exceptional and our waitress was on the ball. Well done to the owner and staff. I will definitely be back with...more foreign guests. Loved the donkeys....More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

we went here for lunch whilst we were staying nearby and found it very friendly and relaxing. It was a bit difficult to find the turning, but I imagine its the sort of place where once you have found it once it is easy! Service...was pretty quick and we even got to meet Escabar- ask to meet him if you find yourself there, or he may just pop by to say hello at your table....!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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THE THIRSTY GIRAFFE PUB AND GRILL, Hoedspruit - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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The Thirsty Giraffe Pub And Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5