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Contemporary Meals with Traditional African Flavours


Chaque repas est une fête délicieuse et mémorable.

Le dîner, qui fait autant partie de votre expérience de safari que le safari lui-même, vous permet de goûter à la gastronomie des Big Five : Safari halt. Petit déjeuner. Déjeuner, thé dans l'après-midi et dîner.

Restaurant Shongololo

Célébration de l'origine, de l'héritage et de la culture locale.

Restaurant Shongololo is a gourmet adventure

Une aventure gourmande vous attend

Du début à la fin, manger au restaurant Shongololo est une aventure gastronomique. Différents plats sont servis dans des décors théâtraux, mettant tous les sens en éveil et rendant l'expérience culinaire passionnante et interactive.

To get to the gallery and the restaurant beyond, you must first visit a modern grange’s veranda. Mbazo House was deliberately constructed to set the tone for Restaurant Shongololo’s elegant dining experience. It was named after the Great Kruger Tusker, which inspired architect Francois van der Westhuizen’s dramatic modern safari style. Dining at Shongololo is a delicious adventure from start to finish with an emphasis on traditional African flavours. Guests are offered a variety of foods in theatrical settings, which stimulate all of their senses and make the eating experience exciting and participatory.

Restaurant Shongololo is only open for lunch to non-resident guests on occasion, depending on availability. Lunch appointments can be made up to three months in advance. Please contact the staff at to make a reservation or for further information on arriving to Mbazo by road or air.

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Des saveurs inspirées des traditions africaines

Avec l'ajout du restaurant Shongololo à l'expérience gastronomique du Mbazo, les traditions culinaires, les ingrédients et les produits régionaux de la province du Nord-Ouest sont les étoiles brillantes d'un menu saisonnier enraciné non seulement dans les paysages isolés et spectaculaires du Pilanesberg, mais aussi dans les ressources et la créativité des habitants de cette région isolée et méconnue.

This seasonal menu was inspired not only by the dramatic landscapes of Pilanesberg, the culture of the people and the traditional African flavours of the region. The launch of Shongololo on the reserve has reinforced the culinary relationship between African-born Executive Chef Mpumeleleo and the Mbazo family. As part of its journey toward greater sustainability, Mbazo’s dedication to celebrating local origin, tradition, and culture makes it the ideal location for the renowned chef’s first home-town restaurant.


Célébrer l'Afrique australe sous les étoiles

At Restaurant Shongololo, the dining experience places a strong emphasis on the telling of stories. Chef Mike collaborated with Mbazo’s culinary artist, The Don, and pastry chef Gladness to conduct extensive study on traditional African flavours, historical cuisines, and cultural practices over the course of several years.

The restaurant’s seasonal multi-course menu draws its inspiration from the use of locally sourced ingredients and sustainable purchasing practises. The Stargazing Gallery at Shongololo, which is positioned a few metres above the Tambotie Forest in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, is the centrepiece of this modest design.

Our job is to ensure that a celebration reflects a client’s style, taste, vision, and yes – even their dreams. This belief has served us well for more than 40 years, and we have remained on the edge of culinary creativity, constantly refining ourselves and our food to make dreams become reality.

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Chef exécutif Mpumelelo

At Restaurant Shongololo, the dining experience transcends mere meals; it’s a captivating narrative that pays homage to the rich cultural practices of the region. Our Executive Chef Mpumelelo, affectionately known as Chef Mike, is the storyteller behind each dish.

Positioned at the intersection of tradition, culture, and sustainability, Mbazo’s commitment to celebrating local origins aligns seamlessly with Chef Mpumeleleo’s vision for his first hometown restaurant. This collaboration is a testament to the shared values that elevate Shongololo to be more than just a dining experience—it’s a culinary journey grounded in heritage and sustainability.


Verre soufflé et céramique artisanale.

Les céramiques, la verrerie et les tables à manger constituent un élément tout aussi important de l'expérience gastronomique. Les céramiques artisanales sont fabriquées localement par l'entreprise Mervyn Gers Ceramics, plusieurs fois primée. Mervyn Gers Ceramicsplusieurs fois primée, tandis que la verrerie est soufflée à la main par la société Ngewnya Glass qui utilise des matériaux 100 % recyclés.

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