Rafters Restaurant was born in 1996 as many of our guests at the Lodge, happily ensconced and comfortable, wanted good food right here. Rafters began to serve those guests and soon the word spread beyond our lodge and, as they say, the rest is history!
Our decision to do what we know best; to create true, unpretentious South African dishes prepared by our chefs, all locals, who learned their trade, not in Culinary College, but rather in their mothers' and grandmothers' kitchens, has been a truly great adventure.
We have been increasingly fortunate to witness the rise of entrepreneurial Tsitsikamma growers & suppliers - even Tsitsikamma farm cheeses are now delivered to our door. This ensures only the best produce makes its way onto your plate. The result is that Rafters has evolved into a destination restaurant attracting diners from surrounding lodges, hotels, B&Bs and towns and Villages further afield. Our reputation has spread beyond the country’s borders and we have received accolades from far and wide ...
Our wines are personally chosen from the Robertson Wine Region and recently it ha been our privilege to stock some of the new exciting wines from our very own Crags/Plett region ... more on those wines following.
We want YOU to enjoy our very special ambience (lovely log fires in winter) good music, great service and, above all, true South African food prepared with love and the best ingredients we can find.
Why we choose Robertson Wines
Reserve your table at Rafters now for a true South African experience OR Book your Function, Celebration, Engagement in a cosy corner of our gardens!
Your Hosts: Veronica Danielle Juanita
Tel: + 27 (0)42 281 1512 / + 27 (0)4242 281 1587 / + 27 (0)4242 281 1510
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Tsitsikamma Mountain Spa
Tucked away in a fynbos paradise facing majestic mountain peaks with their ever-changing hues, you will find the NEW Tsitsikamma Mountain Spa.
A haven of peace and tranquillity where you may relax in serene privacy and allow yourself to be pampered by our extremely gifted therapists who are highly qualified and experienced and offer a wide range of treatments, all designed with your well - being in mind.
Choose the soothing aromatherapy, stress relief massage, back and neck treatments, the ever so stunning hot-stone therapy, OR perhaps a stimulating session of reflexology.
Pampering Manicures & Pedicures are also available.
Afterwards, enjoy the views and the bird-song as you shower outdoors, (we also have an indoor shower) and later unwind on the Fynbos Terrace @ Rafters Restaurant. Refreshing herbal teas, freshly squeezed juices, or perhaps even a lovely glass of Bubbly or chilled white wine will complete your experience at the Tsitsikamma Mountain Spa.
Please note this is a superb country spa set in its own gardens but it has neither sauna or steam rooms.
Spa Price List from Oct 2016 - April 2017