True to the spirit of Africa, Zest’s culinary style represents a rich blend of global influences. Its roots are embedded in French, Mediterranean and Italian traditions, blended imaginatively with the best local flavours and fresh produce.


Our stylish but imaginative décor creates the perfect backdrop for this unique and imaginative fusion.

What makes Zest so unique is that it presents all of this in an unpretentious country atmosphere. We believe in keeping things real – from using genuine butter and Italian olive oil to serving hearty portions.


A visit to Zest @ Kavinga will not only tantalise your taste buds, but spoil you with a visual feast of sweeping Lowveld panoramas with a charming country feel. The restaurant is situated on a farm in the hills above Nelspruit – about fifteen minutes from the centre of town – and is surrounded by large peaceful gardens with spectacular views of the Mpumalanga bushveld, adjacent farms and the magnificent Crocodile Gorge.

Quite simply, Zest is an experience."




Zest Restaurant is situated at Kavinga Guest House on the hills 11.5 km (10 mins) from Nelspruit on the R37, a good tar road. Turn onto the R37 at the BP petrol station on the junction of the R40 and R37 between Nelspruit and White River.

Alternatively, turn left off the N4 (Northern bypass) onto the R37 to Lydenburg (Mashishing). Travel a further 9.5 km towards Lydenburg. Kavinga is on the right hand side.


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11km from Nelspruit on the R37
(Lydenburg/Mashishing Road)


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Food Served
ContemporaryFine DiningFrenchMediterranean
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Sunday: 09:00 - 15:30
Tuesday - Saturday: 09:00 - 21:30
Child Friendly
Outside Catering
Smoking Section
Secure Parking
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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