Bush Kitchen Valley

IMG_4729       2014-03-31 17.02.53You and your family are looking for a nice spot to have lunch out on the fantastic landscape of the Blyde River Canyon, but you don’t necessarily want the hustle and bustle of the tourist towns?

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After a breathtaking little walk through the canyon landscape, the bush kitchen can be seen across the river on the left!

Between God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes , a little nook of splendor rests hidden in the valley. Driving on R532, keep your eyes open for a driveway on the right side of the road.

There will be signs that say “REAL SOUTH AFRICAN FOOD” on either side of the drive. They’re only open for lunch, and not on Mondays, so plan accordingly.

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Please do not leave your car parked at the R532 turnoff, as it could not be there anymore when you return.


This photo of Bush Pub is courtesy of TripAdvisor

IMG_4745You’ll be taken down a gravel road and across a bridge, where you’ll eventually land in the parking lot of the Potluck Bush Kitchen. Prepare yourself for a fantastic meal with a spectacular view!

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True peace and quiet. And a river runs through it.
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a truly hidden little gem

The menu is simple – steak or borewors served with pap and veg – but it well worth it. The owners run the kitchen traditionally (with no electricity!) and manage to deliver an unforgettable meal that is worth the uncertainty when looking for this hidden gem.

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Enjoying traditional South African tea from a traditional tin cup.

There’s no address, but here are the GPS coordinates for the top of the driveway: S 24 43.296′ E 030 50.342′IMG_4750

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Perfect landscapes for little explorers.
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