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Leopard Rock Coffee Shop & Lookout Chalets

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Oribi Gorge, Port Shepstone, South Africa
+27 83 265 5261
09:00 - 16:00
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really nice meal, with really nice staff and some INCREDIBLE views. Even if just for a coffee its well worth the stop, and please remember to pay before visiting the rock.

Thank Emp-Charlemagne
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was excellent, friendly & fast. Food was great catering for kids to adults. Would visit again!

Thank Richard T
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most amazing view, this is Gods creation. The birds are just everywhere and are some that you never see around any more?

Thank Brett G
Umkomaas, South Africa
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stopped for coffee and a bite to eat. The waiter that served us was very friendly. He knew the menu very well and made good recommendations. I enjoyed a cup of coffee on leopard rock. It is a bit scary. Definitely worth a stop!!

Thank Debbieholroyd
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We visited Leopard rock for the second time and decided to take a few friends with as our previous visit was delightful. We were not disappointed and our friends had a great time, food is tasty, service Good and the view is amazing. Thanks for your consistency - this is not always the case down the coast. We will return... More 

Thank Bigf00t13
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

How can a place olny open at 09:00. This is extremely disappointing. By 11:00 most successful simular establishments have made their money for the day. Not so sure about this sleepy place.

Thank Danie T
Nkhotakota, Malawi
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Start with the awesome views and birdlife from the restaurant, looking down into the Gorge and the mighty Umzimkulu river. The food was very good, homemade and affordable. Service is immaculate and waitresses very friendly and helpful. Very tranquil gardens, well kept. Ablutions very clean and what a joy and homely atmosphere. Leopard rock is awesome. No children are welcome... More 

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We travel a lot and we love our coffee. This coffee shop features the best view that we have ever seen in a coffee shop. Great photo opportunity on a rock that extends almost over the gorge. Gooood Food and drinks.

Thank herman972
Port Shepstone, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great views. The menu is simple but there are some good things on it like the tastiest, moist, homemade chocolate cake. The kids enjoyed their milkshakes. We have to make another trip there soon.

Thank Shamila70
Westville, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

If you are in the area you need to pop in and see the amazing view of the river which was flowing quite fast - and have the friendly Hornbills sitting close by in the trees or even come to sit on the balustrade of the restaurant deck - most of all going to see the "over hanging rock" what... More 

Thank LupaWestville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oribi Gorge, Port Shepstone, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Port Shepstone
  • Phone Number: +27 83 265 5261
This owner run establishment is situated 26km from Port Shepstone in the magnificent world renowned Oribi Gorge valley in KZN. The set-up is very earthy and rustic with a warm relaxed ambiance.

Set on a rocky incline with sweeping views over the majestic Umzimkulu River Gorge. Enjoy this spectacular view from our 21m deck while enjoying one our home cooked meals prepared with love by Sue and her Team, listening to the soothing sound of the majestic Umzimkulu River rushing down the gorge. The garden and surrounding area is a bird lover’s paradise. The famous Overhanging Rock on the property is a must visit – look at the amazing history pictures dating back to the 1940’s in the Coffee Shop.

We would love to share our special little piece of heaven with you - come and enjoy our full menu (steaks, burgers, curry & rice, quiches, breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, ciabatta’s etc. and our selection of cakes). We are licensed.

There is a variety of activities, walks and attractions to explore in a 12km range.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?