Rockview Lodge is a popular place to stay for those who want to have a self-catered holiday in Nelspruit. And with the Christmas season on its way, if you are staying with us, instead of going through all of the trouble of planning, prepping and bringing along everything necessary for making your Christmas lunch, you have the option of booking a spot at one of the many places that will be hosting a Christmas feast this year.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a place to have a traditional lunch, complete with all of those Christmas favourites, or if you are looking to instead have a more laid back and relaxed kind of lunch, you will be able to find the perfect menu to whet your palette when you go through our list of the top 5 places to have Christmas lunch in Nelspruit in 2022.

  1. Kingfisher’s Country Kitchen and Traditional Smokehouse

Out on the Kaapsehoop Road, not too far out of town, sits Kingfisher’s, a place which has become incredibly popular in recent years. The restaurant boasts a flavourful menu, a delicious selection of drinks and some of the most memorable views overlooking the picturesque Gladdespruit, which runs lazily past the deck. This year, Kingfisher’s is serving up a delicious Christmas inspired spread.

  1. Kay’s Café

There is something rather special about a homemade style lunch, and with a small two person team and an intimate setting, Christmas lunch at Kay’s Café, situated up in Kaapsehoop, is set to be simply perfect this year. Booking is essential because space is limited. Along with tasty food, the utter peace and quiet of the area as well as the views of the forests, will give diners a memorable time.

  1. Que’s Café

If you are one of those who likes to celebrate on Christmas Eve and then spend Christmas day just relaxing, ordering a platter of snacks from Que’s Café is a great option. The platters need to be ordered by the 21st of December, and there is both a sweet option and a savoury one, with the smaller one serving up to 5 people and the bigger one serving up to 10.

  1. Magnolia Restaurant and Café

For those who want to have a meal in a finer dining sort of place, lunch at Magnolia, in White River, is the perfect option. This year guests can look forward to a selection of delicious food in the form of a hot and cold platter, and there will also be the option of ordering a sushi platter. To finish off, there will be a dessert spread to remember.

  1. Tindlovu at the Gardens

Set in a picturesque spot, surrounded by greenery and looking out over a waterfall and river, Christmas lunch at Tindlovu is going to be magical. On the menu will be an array of buffet options, a spread that will include all of the Christmas favourites as well as a few new options to try out.