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The Calabash Continental Restaurant

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Upper end of the Ezulwini Valley | Next to Timbali Lodge & Country Park, Ezulwini H106, Swaziland
(+268) 416 1187
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a light meal here as we had arrived late at night. The establishment was quite happy to provide us with a salad and a curry, followed by coffee. Congenial, sophisticated and reasonable, it was just what we wanted after a day of arduous travel.

Thank Convalle
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was really impressive but found it very expensive. The food quality was excellent. Need to look at brining down the cost alittle

Thank Romance2014
Maputo, Mozambique
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have known calabash for more than 30 years and every time I have a chance to visit Swaziland Calabash is always one of my stop, very good meals from soups to desert a place where every customer is VIP

Thank chinam685
Paarl, South Africa
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We came here years ago-needs a bit of a revamp -but food still delicious. Was a wonderful outing with my hubby. Swaziland is still beautiful

Thank PaarlAlice
Bridport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A very pleasant and comfortable European style restaurant.Great menu selection, friendly and efficient service. More importantly the food served is superb and plentiful. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank JonahSwashbuckler
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Ended off our conference in Swaziland with dinner at the Calabash. Setting is classic and the restuarant staff are very attentive. The food was prepared quickly and was fantastic. We finished off with a rumble in the jungle shot. I'll leave it to you to experience this shooter!

Thank ryanpmb
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered a rump steak medium-rare, what I got was an over-salted thin-sliced over cooked 'sheet' of meat... definitely not worth the price!! I felt cheated...

Thank Tumelo M
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We arrived at almost 4 pm, after the open lunch hour. The restaurant served us well, though a bit rushed, which reduced the available dishes from the menu. The food was delicious and the wine was very good. I suppose that reserving for dinner must be a better experience.

Thank marozal
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356 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This establishment is ridiculously over priced. The setting is stiff and the restaurant smells stuffy like old mildew and cigarette smoke. Very few people visit the restaurant. As a result, it feels lonely in the huge complex. Unless you wish to run into the Royal Family (of Swaziland)-who allegedly dine here-I suggest that you visit one of the many other... More 

1 Thank Mario1547
Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has standards and great for fine dining. The food and service is awesome. They are on point.

Thank Munya K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper end of the Ezulwini Valley | Next to Timbali Lodge & Country Park, Ezulwini H106, Swaziland
  • Location: Africa  >  Swaziland  >  Hhohho District  >  Ezulwini
  • Phone Number: (+268) 416 1187

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?