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Carpe Diem Restaurant

80 Rissik Street, Komatipoort 1340, South Africa
+27 82 921 5488
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
2 Feb 2015
“Died restaurant”
15 Jun 2014
“Fawlty Towers in the bush”
Open Now
11:45 - 21:30All hours
$$ - $$$
80 Rissik Street, Komatipoort 1340, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 2 February 2015

This restaurant does not exist anymore. There is a new one called Tambarina. It's not good not bad. When you want a good diner go to Trees Too. That's a guesthouse but you may make a reservation for diner. They have a great food!!!! Sue...More

Thank Vandewal
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I believe that the restaurant has closed this week (12th June). We ate there at the end of May & it was hilarious. No sparkling water, no cider. When asked what she recommended for dessert the waitress suggested Malva pudding "as it's the only thing...More

Thank PeterDeering
Reviewed 12 May 2014

Victorian farmhouse meets sublime chic ,the wide veranda is immediately relaxing. Rissoles to start,far and away the best I have ever had. Cintilating conversation with host and owner,Guillaume ,professional muso turned restauratuer ,at whose recommendation I ordered "Borde Kos ", a delicious stew of beef...More

Thank valleydog
Reviewed 10 May 2014

On our recent visit to Kruger National Park, my wife and I decided to give Carpe Diem a try. We both ordered a salad and a T-bone steak. The salads were very fresh and the steaks were tender, tasty and cooked to order. The sauces...More

Thank RandyG1956
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Not great food and over priced. I ordered the creamy garlic snails. I could not taste any garlic, just tasted like creamy snails. My husband's pizza also tasted like the dough came out of a pre made box and it was not. Fresh. We added...More

1  Thank Delmari
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

We went there for Easter lunch today. Very wide choice of menus and really international. Food is good, tasty and reasonably pricy. Recommended for those looking for nice place to eat. Pleasent background music too!

Thank jnanette
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Great evening with excellent service on a quiet Tuesday night. The prawns were finger licking good with great sauces. Would come again.

1  Thank TheTennetts
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We visited the Kruger National Park for the first time. It was late when the gate closed and we stop at the first restaurant that attracted us. I ate the nicest Calamari ever and my husband ate steak that was very pleasant. The owner prepared...More

Thank Blackie2014
Reviewed 21 March 2014

A Very Very nice Restaurant and wonderful staff ,friendly ,helpful and honest people. We also stayed in the Lodge and only have good words to say about them always wanting to help you to the last as well as been friendly and polite. SO LEKKER.

Thank Cyril P
Reviewed 19 March 2014

We had dinner there. Prawn cocktail starters were more like little salad two prawns an mayonnaise. The service was quite pathetic and I am pretty sure the waitress and owner were a little stoned...

Thank Andre_Vorster0078
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:45 - 16:00
11:45 - 21:30
11:45 - 21:30
11:45 - 21:30
11:45 - 21:30
11:45 - 21:30
11:45 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Rissik Street, Komatipoort 1340, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Komatipoort
  • Phone Number: +27 82 921 5488
  • E-mail
We love what we do and do it with love. Black and white is our building, the old postmasters house in it's faded Victorian jeans and at night you cannot miss the coloured fairy lights. The sign in Rissik street at our entrance says :" CARPE DIEM Restaurant & Hacienda Lodge" and there you will find us waiting with food, smiles, accommodation and occasional live music. We are open every day of the week as well as Sundays and offer a versatile a-la-carte menu
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