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Elephant Waterhole Restaurant

Off Main Road Sodwana Bay, Sodwana 3974, South Africa
+27 35 571 0501
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good8%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible25%
15 Sep 2017
“Where the hell is it??”
2 Nov 2016
“Dinner with Family”
Restaurant Hours
African, Seafood
££ - £££
Off Main Road Sodwana Bay, Sodwana 3974, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

There are several signs along the road advertising this place. Ironically, the shout line is 'Sodwana's Best Kept Secret'. Well of course it is. There is no address, no directions, and no indication as to where the place is! There is, admittedly, a phone number...More

Thank Gavin P
Andr_HSodwanaBay, Owner at Elephant Waterhole Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Well well that is a pity. You have time to spend to slander me on TripAdvisor but no time to phone me or just to follow the road sign boards on the road. We are well known for our seafood specials and our steaks. Next...More

Reviewed 3 November 2016

It is a lovely setting. Love the fact that the restaurant is open onto the swimming pool. We just lazed around in the water and was so nice to order drinks and sit in the sun. We also had dinner which was not the greatest...More

Thank 666Nadine
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The food there is just amazing. André let you feel at home and is a brilliant host. love the atmosphere there

1  Thank Pieter d
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We love going there. a Rustic african and warm feeling with alot of charm. We like to take our family, friends or clients there for a good night out, and the food is OUTSTANDING. Andre, the owner is the real deal the perfect host. There...More

1  Thank janinevisagie
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Staff and owner were very nice and there is a real effort of presentation of the food but we waited 1hour and 20 minutes for our food which was really too long The rumpsteack, vegetables and salad were nice but the ribs and prawns really...More

Thank OStG
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We read such stunning reviews about the food at this restaurant, and opted to eat here for New Year’s Eve. The waitress was slow, and had no idea what was on the menu or in stock. There were dogs in the restaurant who kept walking...More

2  Thank Juliette A
Andr_HSodwanaBay, Owner at Elephant Waterhole Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2016

Dear Client I am so sorry that you had to take to the social media to raise your disappointment. I agree that it is totally unacceptable. Poor service has never been an option with us and never will be. I personally apologise for any bad...More

Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Treat yourself or friends and family next time in sodwana. Don't miss out on this special place. The decor is amazing and so suited. The rooms are exquisite and remeber to take your swim suit as the pool is very inviting. The food and drink...More

1  Thank rizwana w
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We've been to Elephant Waterhole twice now, and have been impressed with the food both times. Andre, the owner, takes a personal interest, and the dining experience is informal and relaxed. If anything, it feels a bit too informal, and the service can be unpredictable....More

1  Thank WallasBallas
Reviewed 10 August 2015

Amazing restaurant with the best sea food in Sodwana. The hosts are beautiful people and very warm and welcoming with the 3 german shepherds and cats adding to the warmth. Both indoor and outdoor seating alongside the pool make it a dream setting in the...More

Thank Roopam G
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We stayed at the ‘A Day In Africa’ guesthouse and got a chance to experience its great restaurant ‘The Elephant Waterhole’. By far the best food and service in town! Owner Andre and chef Tessa make sure you have a dining experience you will never...More

Thank Avanandel
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  • Address: Off Main Road Sodwana Bay, Sodwana 3974, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Sodwana
  • Phone Number: +27 35 571 0501
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Adventure begins with a dream......and the dream is now. Experience, once upon a time at A Day in Africa’s the Elephant waterhole. Together, we will write the next chapter - just you, us, nature and the free roaming lord of the African wilderness. Listen to the heartbeat, hear the rhythms of Africa and savour the wilderness...one bite at a time. The best kept secret in Sodwana Bay South Africa!
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