The Boma Restaurant

Discover one of the first of Bothongo Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve's Restaurants.

Our Main Reserve Restaurant, the Boma Restaurant, is situated in the Day Visitor / Kiosk area. The Boma restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday from 09h00 to 16h00. We are open on certain Mondays, please view “Latest News” below. The Restaurant has a covered area as well as an open deck area overlooking the pygmy Hippo pond. The Croc pub serves the Deck area. The restaurant also does functions and catering for the rest of the Reserve including Log Cabins, Chalets and functions / conference areas.

  • A-la-carte Menu
  • Catering for functions (booking only)
  • Shaded, covered area
  • Deck area
  • Plated Sunday Lunches
  • Kiosk


We all love a good braai, especially when someone else does the braaing for you!

If you want to enjoy that freshly flame-grilled taste in the African bush, but without having to stand over hot coals, we have the perfect solution for you. Simply order one of our delicious new Braai Boxes when you book your reserve tickets and collect it from the Boma Restaurant at a time that suits you.

Enjoy a leisurely drive around the reserve, knowing that when you arrive, your boerewors and steaks will be perfectly cooked and ready for you. Then stroll down to one of our braai huts to enjoy your meal on our lush lawns.

Braai Boxes can be pre-ordered online or at the Welcome Centre when you buy your tickets to enter the reserve. Simply collect from our pickup point at the Boma restaurant between 11:30 and 15:00. We cook it fresh when you arrive or at a pre-arranged time so it’s hot and ready to enjoy.

Each Braai Box is suitable for one person, so order as many as you need.

Select your favourite Braai Box from our menu:

Boerie Braai Box – R65 p/p

Succulent, flame-grilled boerewors (130g), hot dog roll, caramelised curry onion, condiments, chips

Traditional Braai Box – R145 p/p 

Matured sirloin steaks (200g), flame-grilled boerewors (130g), pap, tomato and onion relish, two garlic rolls.

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