Restaurant Shongololo

Celebrating local origin, legacy, and culture.

Shongololo is a gourmet adventure

A Gourmet Adventure Awaits

From start to completion, dining at Shongololo is a gourmet adventure. Guests are served various dishes in theatrical settings, sparking all their senses and making the dining experience thrilling and 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 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. Guests are offered a variety of foods in theatrical settings, which stimulate all of their senses and make the eating experience exciting and participatory.

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 Shongololo staff at to make a reservation or for further information on arriving to Mbazo by road or air.

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Flavours Inspired by the Traditions of Africa

With the addition of Restaurant Shongololo to the Mbazo dining guest experience, the culinary traditions, ingredients, and regional produce of the Northwest Province are the shining stars on a seasonal menu that is rooted not only in the remote and dramatic landscapes of Pilanesberg, but also in the resourceful and creative people of this remote, undiscovered region.

This seasonal menu was inspired not only by the dramatic landscapes of Pilanesberg, but also by the people of this undiscovered 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.