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African Peninsula Restaurant

) #105 of 527 Restaurants in Durban €€ - €€€ African
599 Marine Drive | Brighton Beach, Durban 4052, South Africa
+27 31 467 1045
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
20 Jul 2016
“The View is Breathtakingly beautiful, Accept..”
27 Jun 2016
“best food eaten at a wedding”
Open Now
06:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
African
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
599 Marine Drive | Brighton Beach, Durban 4052, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 20 July 2016

The view was beautiful on all levels, and I would stay here in a heart beat, incredible sea views, service was too slow for lunch, deep fried halloumi was too oily and unpleasant in relation to taste. Accept my guests seafood platters looked amazing and...More

1  Thank Donna C
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had our wedding there on the 18 of June 2016 and we had a buffet dinner and a week later i am still getting compliments . Cheryl and her team are amazing with all the hard work that went into making our special day...More

1  Thank Darryn S
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

It is always a pleasure to travel on business when you know that everything from the accommodation to the hospitality to the meals are absolutely excellent. I will always return to African Peninsula when traveling to Durban!

Thank robertsP4352NK
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Certainly one of the best places on the Bluff to enjoy a relaxed breakfast on a raised terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. You can spot the dolphins swimming by if you are lucky. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner served all week.

Thank mikebluff1955
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I enjoyed my dinner and breakfast here. The haloumi, advocado salad was very tasty. The apple pie for pudding was average. The breakfast was good but I found the lighting where you help yourself rather dim. The sea views are spectacular and I will definitely...More

Thank Nelljean
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This is a must place. We have had breakfast and dinner here, The daytime is a great place for breakfast or brunch or just a snack Watching the ocean and we even got lucky a few times watching the dophlins. We decided to have our...More

1  Thank chantaltweddle
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Wanted to go to different place for a change. Thought I should try it based on trip advisor feedback. Place lacks attention to detail. Basic big buffet breakfast with a good view but that is it. If you sleep over its ok but don't drive...More

Thank Jack B
HarryEtheridge, Owner at African Peninsula Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Please accept our humble apologies for the disappointing Cappuccino you were served on Sunday! While there is no excuse for a bad coffee, it was most unfortunate timing that our existing coffee maker was in the process of being replaced with our new Jura coffee...More

Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We took the in laws out to dinner and had a wonderful meal. The setting looking down at the beach and the waves breaking is a lovely experience. The staff were very attentive and service good. We all enjoyed our various dishes and wine. We...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is stunning. Friendly staff, great with the kids. Food is average fair - big portions of fish, chips with red sprinkle-stuff and a rather sad side-salad. The grilled calamari was excellent.

Thank Hanne H
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Very nice Restaurant with a standard Menü. Salad AS a Starter was exceptionnel and the Main calarmari was good. Small but good eine Selektion...waiters where not really up to speed eventhough crowd was small...

Thank OerlyBerlin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:30
Monday
06:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:30
Thursday
06:00 - 21:30
Friday
06:00 - 21:30
Saturday
06:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 599 Marine Drive | Brighton Beach, Durban 4052, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 467 1045
  • E-mail
Description
Come celebrate the beauty of the Indian Ocean and dine in a casual atmosphere, enjoying the South African cuisine, overlooking the spectacular ocean. Special times of the year are June & July to experience the “Greatest Shoal on Earth”. Come see the shoals of sardines as they get attacked from the air by the birds and in the water by the game fish, dolphins & sharks ... it is an amazing spectacle!
If you don’t get to see the sardines you will probably see our Hump backed whales from June to November, doing spectacular breaches out at sea or giving birth to their baby calves at the end of October and in November. Then just about all year round see our dolphins surfing the waves right in front of the restaurant. The sea view alone is worth a trip but then you have the added attraction of the African Peninsula Cuisine to satisfy your taste buds!
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