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Kalimambo Restaurant & Pub

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Kamogelo Centre | Main Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
+27 72 812 6172
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Want to treat yourself to a Bunny Chow in Hoedspruit? Then Kalimambo is the best (and only) place to have it. We regularly come to Kalimambo for not only Bunny Chow, but also excellent Indian food. Service can improve, but no fault with their food.

Thank WesselEsterhuysen
Washington DC
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171 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lacks atmosphere and service is awkward but the food is really delish if you're in the mood for curry. Nice lamb bunny chow in addition to really good chicken korma, butter chicken, and freshly made garlic naan. A nice change from the other eateries in town. Just be prepared to sit at picnic tables under bare light bulbs and watch... More 

Thank lisak12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a great spot for a very well-priced meal and friendly service. It's a little bit tucked away, but worth seeking out. The bunny chow is fantastic, the beers are always cold and the burgers are good too!

Thank RobynK_10
Kruger National Park, South Africa
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Definitely worth a stop if you're visiting Hoedspruit, or live here and have a craving for authentic and delicious Indian food. I highly recommend the tried and tested Butter Chicken, along with garlic naan.

2 Thank LodgeTrackers
Munich, Germany
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

all Indian dishes are delicious!!! The starters (Samosa) a highlight, followed by chicken Marsala, chicken Tandori or the classic indian chicken curry! Well done! Plus ... friendly stuff and luckly... an Indian owner and chef! Definitely coming back. The quality/price value is also very competitive... 59-65 rand for a main course!!!!

1 Thank Switzerland70
Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

3 Chefs , each the best at what they do, Chinese, Indian, and South African. Well priced , perfect portion size and a twist of personal touch to the meals without messing with the important authentic ingredients.

1 Thank DewaldBoshoff
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Kalimambo is my favorite restaurant for Curry in Hoedspruit, I have been often and never dissapointed. The Lamb Vindaloo is an absolute must. Would recommend it to anyone looking for an enjoyable evening.

Thank MikeLawrie
South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

As a Brit, I have been disappointed in the curry on offer in South Africa, on the whole. Kalimambo is the only place I've been to outside Johannesburg that has what I consider "real" Indian curry. They make all curries to order at whatever strength you prefer (I like mine mild - and it really is mild). The chicken khorma... More 

3 Thank wordhog
Phalaborwa, South Africa
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

We felt at home immediately. Waitress was very good. I had the hot lamb curry, the wife had sweet & sour pork. Both dishes were great, well prepared, and unique to this restaurant. The menu has a large selection of Indian, Chinese, and grilled food. We will be back for more!!

1 Thank DaanSmit
Lisbon, Portugal
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We had lunch at Kalimambo and enjoyed very much the food and friendly staff. Price was fair and quality was very good.

2 Thank MiguelBraz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Chinese, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kamogelo Centre | Main Road, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Limpopo Province  >  Hoedspruit
  • Phone Number: +27 72 812 6172

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