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“Great Pizzas” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bongos

Bongos
Ranked #11 of 26 Restaurants in Wilderness
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: Bar, Italian, Pizza, Pub
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Join us at Bongos Bar & Pizzeria in Wilderness, near George, South Africa. It's the perfect place for locals and tourists alike to hang out after a day of work, travel or adventure in the Western Cape. Our pizza's are known for their thin, crispy base and abundance of fresh and tasty toppings and we are locally famous for our "Speciality" pizza range with toppings like Lamb and Pulled Pork. As the only bar in Wilderness we are open the latest so come and enjoy our relaxed and friendly atmosphere and you might just get involved in one awesome party! Bongos is perfect for birthday drinks, or special occasions so please contact us if you would like to make a booking. Open Hours Winter: Monday & Tuesday - CLOSED Wednesday - Friday 15:00 till late night. Saturday & Sunday 12:00 till late night.
Manchester
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149 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Great Pizzas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Wanting a somewhat lighter meal we decided to give Bongos a try and we had the most delicious pizza I have ever tasted. Bongos was a regular haunt of our host at Cinnamon Boutique.It was very quiet the evening we went but it was a good traffic watching spot!

Visited February 2014
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English first
George, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“So great we visit it every weekend!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

Absolutely inlove with this wonderful place! My boyfriend and I eat here every weekend, the pizzas are perfect, it's gotten to the point I can't eat pizza elsewhere because no other pizza can compare! The thin crispy base is packed with toppings which create nothing less than a heavenly explosion of flavor. The staff are wonderful, always friendly and full of smiles, they know our order off by heart already and give the best service. The atmosphere is wonderful, there's usually a seductive aroma of incense and pizza scenting the air, and the decor is beautiful and creative, there's always something beautiful to look at. The customers are usually a young crowd in their 20s and 30s, usually not kids, this is a relaxed restaurant/pub and definitely friendly for anyone. The smoking section is outside, so the inside area and the non smoking outside area is friendly for children and non smokers. My family visited here on New Year's Eve and we still had amazing service, fantastic food, and a great time! My sister brought her two children (a one &four year old) and it was great. The kids loved the food and had a great time and the other guests didn't mind the activity of two small children buzzing about. Also noteworthy is their spectacular cocktails! Best cocktails in the area by far! Love love love love it here!

  • Visited January 2014
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bongos_1, Owner at Bongos, responded to this review, 5 February 2014
Thank you for a great review!! Describing us is wonderful feedback and affirmation on what we create and offer.
BIG LOVE from the BONGOS Team
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Brisbane, Australia
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157 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Hangout here on Sundays”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Great little bar which is well frequented by locals and so, if you're alone, could be a little alienating; but very personal and friendly bar staff. Sunday session well attended and live music. Great vibey place to hang. A definite to check out if you're in Wilderness. Entrance out of the way so if you can't find it, ask a local ... they'll know where to point you.

Visited May 2013
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Thank SoozSolo
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bongos_1, Owner at Bongos, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Hi, Thank you very much for the great feed back!
Also thank you for making us aware of the possible "little alienating" experience.

Our policy and tradition is that everybody is welcomed with love, especially individual travelers and all should feel comfortable as they are in our space.

Hope to see you again in South Africa!
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George
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not great!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I found the toppings on my pizza were NOT fresh. It was very disappointing and i will not eat there again.

Visited October 2012
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bongos_1, Owner at Bongos, responded to this review, 8 September 2013
Oh my.. This is very unfortunate and never happened in the past as we always ensure that all toppings are fresh. I will message you private to find out when and what pizza you had and if you took it up with management. It could/might have been sorted before anything leading to you dissatisfaction and subsequent harsh negative feedback. I do which to apologize and please give me a change to have you back for a free meal at a time most convenient to us.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Bongos the best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Wow what an experience! Pizzas are amazing and the staff are absolutely incredible! Will definately reccomend it. I will make it a point to always pop in to either say hello or have a glass of sangria.

Visited August 2013
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