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Reviewed 21 September 2020

I love this restaurant. I've been here several times when I'm in the area. Lovely staff and great, reasonably priced pancakes and yummy milk shakes. They have sweet and savoury and plenty of vegetarian options to keep me happy. I'd technically call them more crepes...than pancakes but I guess that depends where you're from. Either way they're yummy! The view is breathtaking and it's off the beaten path so it's so quiet and lovely with chickens roaming around. It's a great yard for kids to play. There's a fantastic, massive baobab tree to walk around and a dead one which is fun to poke about in. I've been here with friends but I also like coming here by myself as it's so quiet and lovely to just sit and chill and look at the view.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020

I worked out in South Africa for a number of years and the natural world never ceased to amaze me over there. The Baobab tree is synonymous with Africa and this one doesn't disappoint, i was fortunate to be there the day after the tree...had flowered which really was a once in a lifetime experience. The pancakes are sooooo good that one just never seemed enough.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2020

They serve good pancakes. Their service is terrible. Prepare yourself that is it going to be a long wait for the drinks and food.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

The coffee was strong and the pancakes were light and fluffy. Service was a bit slow but the setting is lovely so it's worth a visit.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019

Food was excellent. Milkshakes were a hit. The Baobab tree was a lovely background. The fallen free just behind the restaurant was cool to walk around in.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 August 2019

It's the giant Baobab that attracted us here. It was a lunch stop and they serve good pancakes in a pleasant atmosphere. Well worth the stop.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 July 2019

Although there is not much to see and do. Having the most interesting pancakes was most sertainly a great treat

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 20 June 2019 via mobile

Great service, fluffy filled pancakes and an unbeatable salad dressing! Wonderful experience! Will definitely go again!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019

We come here after outreach in local communities quite frequently and the food never fails to disappoint. You can get sweet or savoury and something to suit everyone. I mostly get the mushroom one and the home made chilli sauce there is delectable.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Mike F, Public Relations Manager at The Baobab Restaurant (formerly Upside Down Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

Hi Shaday, thanks so much for the compliments! So glad you can get to the Baobab Restaurant reasonably often...

Reviewed 28 May 2019

Great for what it is. A pancake restaurant, set in the middle of the fields with views of the mountain. Every time I have been it is peaceful, the staff is sweet and the pancakes (sweet & savory) are just good.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

Situated next to two large Baobab trees, this semi al fresco restaurant serves pretty good crepes. Not what I was expecting in Africa but still good. Is a good stop if you wish to see Jessica Hippo which is down the road.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

The drive & view from the restaurant is well worth the visit and the pancakes and coffee are delicious. Peaceful and uncomplicated.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Yes we went too see a 2000 and 500 year Baobabs and honestly I was shocked and disappointed too see visitors arrive, park walk through the garden too the tree without stopping for even a cup of tea ☕️. This is a gem situated off...the beaten track with amazing views, tranquil gardens and play area for children. Pancakes and Lemon Drizzle cake 🍰 was just delicious and so moorish . Service is sweet and quiet - I sense the girls are shy but they answered all our questions about the history of the trees . Lovely afternoon @ 15 mins outside Hoedspruit.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

I always bring friends who travel with me to see the amazing Baobab tree at this restaurant. Each time I see new improvements to the restaurant. The food is very good and the prices are reasonable. Please be sure to purchase something at the restaurant...and not just stop to see the tree.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

What potential this little place has- looking out on the peaceful Hoedspruit area, with giant boabab close. The pancakes were okay, with a cute menu, but unfortunately the waiters’ service or lack there of will be the downfall of the place. We waited to be...seated, but eventually just picked a table. More waiting, until I collected menus from the front. Our waitress hardly understood English or the menu. Another wait of course for the bill. Such a pity!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Mike F, Guest Relations Manager at The Baobab Restaurant (formerly Upside Down Restaurant), responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Liza, so sorry to hear about your experience! It really is not the norm at all, but I suppose we all have bad days. Please visit us again as I'm sure you will not be disappointed again.

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THE BAOBAB RESTAURANT (FORMERLY UPSIDE DOWN RESTAURANT), Hoedspruit - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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The Baobab Restaurant (formerly Upside Down Restaurant) is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4