Visit the privately operated Zizi Restaurant at the Free State National Botanical Garden for their affordable delicacies and the yummiest of hearty food. Visitors can bring the whole family and enjoy good service, with a stunning view of the Garden. Children can play in the play garden in front of the restaurant while you relax with a sundowner.


With menu items such as bobotie just like grandma used to make - with secret herbs and titillating spices - you'll be filled with nostalgia that only good food and company can bring. Milk tarts, decadent chocolate cakes, pancakes, pumpkin pie and ginger beer will tickle your senses while the welcoming atmosphere and calmness of the setting will make you want to have more...and more...and more!


The restaurant is open six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday only, from 08h00 until 16h00. On Mondays the restaurant is closed, unless booked for special occasion. During the week a variety of light meals, quiches and cakes are served. Sunday offers a buffet lunch of traditional "boerekos" with a variety of starters and deserts. Booking is essential for the Sunday buffet.




Head south on N1 and take exit 181 for Curie Avenue toward Bloemfontein/R706/Jagersfontein. Turn right onto Curie Avenue and then turn right to merge onto N1 toward Kroonstad. Take exit 190 for N8/R64/Nelson Mandela Drive toward Bloemfontein/Bloemfontein Airport/Maseru. Turn right onto Nelson Mandela Drive/N8/R64 and continue to follow Nelson Mandela Drive/N8. Take Klerck Avenue and General Dan Pienaar Drive to Bloemendal Street. Turn left onto Furstenburg Road and then turn right onto Pierre Olleman Street. Turn left onto Klerck Avenue and then turn left onto Nettleton Street. Slight left onto General Dan Pienaar Drive and then turn left onto Rayton Road. Continue onto Lilyvale Street and onto Bloemendal Street (Partial restricted usage road).Zizi Restaurant will be on the left.


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Free State National Botanical Gardens
Rayton Road off Dan Pienaar Drive, R702


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Food Served
BuffetBreakfastGourmet BurgersLight Meals
Average Price$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 08:00 - 16:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00
Monday: Closed
Child Friendly
Outside Catering
Smoking Section
Secure Parking
Outside Seating
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