Husband and Wife team, Trevor and Debbie Tod, saw a need for a restaurant in Melalane that could cater for the number of visitors using the Southern Gate of the Kruger Park. In 2007, they opened Hamiltons Restaurant, 300 metres from the the Melalane entrance to the Kruger National Park. The restaurant is built on the foundations of an old trading store and is open all day from 9am until after dinner.


The vision for the restaurant was to create a relaxed family restaurant that offers the unique flavours of South African Contemporary food and embraces the use of the seasonal, fresh produce found in this prolific agricultural area. This hands-on family run restaurant is great for families with children as it has a relaxed outdoor eating area as well as a calm and cool, classic colonial feel indoors.


Homemade breads and pastas, home-grown veggies and herbs and locally farmed fruit form the base of the menu at Hamiltons Restaurant. The restaurant offers a carefully selected wine list as well as traditional favourite dishes with a special twist. Recommended dishes include the Garden Salad with Roasted Vegetables, the Roasted Pork Belly and the Lemon Tart.




Travel on the N4 towards Malelane. When you reach Malelane, take a slight left onto the R570. Continue for 2.6kms and then turn right (following signs for Hamiltons Restaurant). Turn right again and the destination will be on the left.


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Riverside Farm
Malelane Gate Road
Malelane, Kruger National Park


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Food Served
ContemporaryBreakfastPizzasSouth African
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Sunday: 09:00 - 22:00
Child Friendly
Outside Catering
Secure Parking
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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