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Address: | 2km West from the Hartbeespoort Dam Wall, Hartbeespoort 0280, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 82 930 1799
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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We are a new Restaurant at Chameleon Village called Timbavati Grill &...

We are a new Restaurant at Chameleon Village called Timbavati Grill & Bar. We offer tasty meals and a fun, casual, family-friendly experience! We serve a variety of our own special mouth watering burgers, seafood, succulent steaks, curries at very reasonable prices. Our great food is prepared fresh everyday. At Timbavati, it's the customer's satisfaction that matters to us and we strive to never disappoint and we are sure to meet the needs of any looking for a great place to spend some time. Jumping castle for kiddies available at all time. We are happy to host your group in either our restaurant or bar. Secure parking available at all times.

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We had 2 dogs with us so we're not pressurized as many other visitors were. The village is pet-friendly so we will return as some of the restaurants said they were happy to serve... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2017
Sonia B
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment One entered you could easily see that this place was a tourist trap. When you entered the market you were quickly attacked from all sides by vendors who refused to receive no as an answer. If you were willing to buy one of the mass produced items they would either before packaging it switch it for one... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had 2 dogs with us so we're not pressurized as many other visitors were. The village is pet-friendly so we will return as some of the restaurants said they were happy to serve us.

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Thank Sonia B
Phoenix, Arizona
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188 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lots of see and buy, but be prepared to be followed by the vendors, each trying to outdo the other - feels like being harrassed. One has to bargain and all the vendors sell the same things, some more expensive than others. But it is fascinating.

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Thank Sandy W
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61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a retail supermarket with aggressive storekeepers selling authentic African art at ridiculous prices. I only hope they don't swindle the original artists as badly as they did to me. I got home and discovered that the wood carved animal, for which I had payed an inflated price because they make you feel so guilty when you try to... More 

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Thank jontymgm
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

This place is huge and comprise hundreds of small craft shops offering everything from local crafts like statues and paintings to T-shirts, sunglasses and handbags. At times you may feel oblige to buy as everyone is asking to support his/her business. Surely there is a nice stuff to purchase as souvenirs from SA. There are also many restaurants to chose... More 

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Thank Maggie1508
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The site was well catered to suit all ages and had plenty of activities and restaurants. The markets were amazing with lots of choice but the sellers were a bit in your face. We also found the prices of activities and products a bit extortionate, but I'm glad we visited :)

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Thank milla2017
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is a typical craft village under cover offering a wide selection of goods, especially aimed at tourists such as us. Unfortunately the store holders all appear to want to pressurise you into buying their goods without the option of free choice. This is such a shame as many goods offered for sale appear good quality and sell themselves. We... More 

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Thank Stuttsticker
Hasselt, Belgium
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had a good time here for about 2 hours. If you're looking for some SA trinkets to take home or as a gift, you'll find them here. Unfortunately most stalls sell exactly the same stuff ... get out your best haggling tactics and stick to your maximum price. There are some nice "restaurants" in the central square where you... More 

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Thank StevOM73
Roodepoort, South Africa
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I have been to Chameleon Village three times. I love it and hate it all at the same time. If you have trouble saying no or bargaining with people, this is not the place for you. There are lots of vendors and awesome finds but you have to work hard to bargain for a decent price. If you don't like... More 

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Thank Mehmoui
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great place with much to do and see. Vast curio market, lion and snake park. Great food options. Authentic African experience

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