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Transkaroo Restaurant

1 Morrison Road, | Old railway staion,, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
+27 44 620 4163
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Morrison Road, | Old railway staion,, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Referred to here by staff at the Ilita Lodge and what an eveving we had! Fantastic meals and great wine, and a fantastic atmosphere with great service. Definitely on the agenda at our next visit here! AndreL

Thank Andre L
Reviewed September 14, 2017

You find Transkaroo Restaurant located in the quaint old Great Brak Railway Station. The only train the stops here currently is a train full of great flavours lovingly prepared. The decor reflects the buildings past a past when things were less hurried, and the atmosphere...More

Thank Harage
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Transkaroo Restaurant is located in the old building of the Great Brak Railway Station. The dining area has been tastefully and elegantly decorated to reflect a past when things were less hurried. The chef offers a relatively small selection of items on the menu but...More

Thank guyrager
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit to this delightful restaurant. Very nice decorated and the food and wine selection offered good variety to suit most tastes. We both had excellent meals, belly pork and lamb - absolutely yummy. Cost of the meal was reasonable too

Thank SuziQ1510
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

As a lodge we regularly send our guests to dine at TransKaroo. The guests are never disappointed and always return with rave reviews of the food, ambience and service. Keep up the good work guys!

Thank MichaelPuffett
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Transkaroo restaurant is a restaurant situauted on the old Great Brak River station premises, with the platform outside the window and a train passing every now and then. The feeling of nostalgia is increased with the decor, consisting of an eclectic collection of railway paraphenalia.....More

Thank Niel M
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at Transkaroo on the 22nd August 2017. The snails in a blue cheese sauce were fantastic. Superior wines where on offer at great prices. We received personal attentions from management and owners.

Thank jacobusj556
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Fantastic food and a great wine selection. Love the setting, great ambiance, great hospitality, attentive waiters. I can recommend Lunch and Dinner with ease.

Thank Susanneleroux
Reviewed August 22, 2017

A touch of nostalgia. Surreal perhaps. Train, within arms reach, passing the old station building, which is now home to the 'Trans-Karoo' restaurant at Klein-Brak. It's definitely worth taking the turn off from the N2 and stopping for a hearty Karoo country meal. The service...More

Thank Jandreart
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The food was great. The atmosphere was pleasant. What I like is that you can go and see what wines they have (all their wines are on display) and select your bottle. The food was great. We had snails for starter, this was delicious. Main...More

Thank nev157
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December 31, 2016|
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Response from NIcolette_Fouche | Property representative |
Good morning. We allow small dogs only on a leash and kindly ask that they do not bark or be a nuisance to the other diners. Kind regards. Nicolette
August 26, 2015|
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Response from NIcolette_Fouche | Property representative |
Goeie Middag. Ja ons het inderdaad n keuse van 3 vegetariese opsies. Laat gerus weet indien ons verder kan help. Vriendelike groete. Nicolette
August 19, 2015|
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Response from NIcolette_Fouche | Property representative |
Greetings from the Transkaroo Restaurant. Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate you at that time as our function allocation time ends the 30th November 2015 till 1st February 2016. It is as all the previous... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Morrison Road, | Old railway staion,, Great Brak River 6525, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Great Brak River
  • Phone Number: +27 44 620 4163
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Situated in the old railway station of Great Brak River you'll find this hidden gem, the Transkaroo Restaurant. With it's open rafters and ostrich shell chandeliers, overlooking the estuary and Indian Ocean you are quickly transformed to a bygone era of steam locomotives and Gatsby lookalikes! This restaurant has received accolades for the having the best food, menu and delightful service in Great Brak. A relaxed attitude and atmosphere makes this a truly enjoyable experience and we follow our motto with perfection..."local, fresh, and always tasty".
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