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Petena's Pancakes

Main Str., Sabie 1260, South Africa
+27 13 764 1541
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (51 reviews)
“ice cream” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Main Str., Sabie 1260, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We waited quite long every time for service, But the actual food was good when it eventually came, so if you are not in a hurry they have a nice Variety of pancakes

Thank Helgaard M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Maybe because i am local and not an overseas tourist but in general the pancake places are over priced. Can one suggest proper caramel instead of bulk watery caramel sauce?

Thank Melanie B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Lovely place for a quick bite to eat. Light lunches. Pancakes with different fillings. Delicious. The place is popular with travelers.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

The decor inside the restaurant is a bit old, but it still has a great atmosphere and stunning view over the valley and mountains. The food is really good and the pancakes out of this world. The service was great.

Thank Igmar G
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We came here when it was original venue - other review I read (after our visit) correct. Venue needs serious face lift. Our plates where dirty from previous meals served. Ewe requested that it be replaced which waiter did with a level of embarrassment yet...More

Thank Marius Schoeman
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We stopped for breakfast. There were a range of pancakes - each of us (4) tried different and found all of them to be good. Good views and good service.

Thank Factfinder90
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Big and so much better then the train. Price wise, excellent, service excellent. Money well spent. If my hubby cannot finish a pancake....that was new to me. Well one. Great please, great value and GREAT view

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We came here because of the good reviews, but were very disappointed. Views are great, service good, but the place is in shambles, the cutlery, tables, chairs, bathroom, everything is old, dirty, falling apart, never been maintained in 20 yrs. will not recommend. The food...More

Thank voyagersolo
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a quick bite before a morning hike. Ordered a coffee which took 20 min to get to my table and a simple bacon and egg toastie which took another 25 min to get to me. Food was bland, never had such a tasteless...More

Thank Marzaan d
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Along with the waterfalls, the Long tom pass and the Blyde canyon a must when visiting the area. Best pancakes I've ever had. Have visited over the last 20 years and always same quality and service.

Thank Martyn B
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Str., Sabie 1260, South Africa (Formerly Petena's Pancake House)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Sabie
  • Phone Number: +27 13 764 1541
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