Kiddies Parties @ The Thatch Café

Bothongo Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve has several restaurants each presenting its own atmosphere within the Reserve.

Venue Booking Inquiries

The Thatch Café offers "Venue Catering" and "Self-Catering" options. Choose one below to Enquire about a booking.


This option is to enquire about booking the Thatch Café for a kiddies party where all catering is handled exclusively by the venue. You will not be permitted to bring you own picnic basket, food or drinks. A successful booking secures the venue for the whole day.

For any questions or queries call us on 011 957 0349 / 0106 / 0109 or send an e-mail to

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Kids Parties

You may setup on the day of the event depending on your party package. Self Catering Parties Setup half an hour before and Catered Party packages any time from 08:00 AM, but not before.

Yes, you may, but please ensure that you remove the decor before leaving the venue according to the time slots allocated.

Yes, you may at Venue Catering or Self-Catering parties.

No, none of the catering / food options are compulsory.

Not for Catered Parties, own food and refreshments are not allowed. These will be provided exclusively by the venue. Self Catering Parties may provide their own food only, drinks and refreshments have to be acquired from the venue.

Unfortunately your party, although the section that you’ve booked is exclusive for your use, is hosted in a public area with other parties and you should take note that other parties may view and make use of your props & additions for example jumping castles, water slides, super hero’s etc. that you might choose to hire or provide for your children’s enjoyment.

Not for Catered Parties, your party may start at 08h00 up to 16h30 where after you need to vacate the area in order for the staff to clean up. Self Catering Parties do have time limits, the slots are from 09h00 – 12h00 and 13h00 – 16h00.

Yes, you may, but please note that we can only accept changes up until 5 (five) days before the event. Thereafter no changes will be accepted. Party packages are structured from 1 – 36 and 40 – 80. If you exceed these numbers you will have to pay the relevant applicable fees.

No. It is the responsibility of the booking party to ensure that we have the right specifications correct information and quantity of guests.

No – the Thatch Café is on the Bothongo Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve premises but you can enter the Thatch Café without having to pay the entry fees to the Reserve.

Sample Menus

See below samples of the Thatch Café Menus you can use to order on the day of the event.

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