Our contemporary style restaurant and deli spill out onto a covered deck which offers the most beautiful views over the privately owned Botanical Garden. Guests have the option of Al Fresco dining on the deck or inside NONNA while enjoying fresh tantalizing cuisine and soaking up the atmosphere.

NONNA, the restaurant, is fondly named after Makaranga matriarch, Danna Flack. Chick and Danna Flack bought the 30-acre property in 2002 and named it Makaranga after the Makaranga tribe from Inyanga, Zimbabwe where Danna spent her childhood and is also named after the towering wild poplar trees, which line the stream in the garden. Since then Danna has delighted in all things Italian complete with taking on the Italian nomenclature NONNA, since becoming a granny. The restaurant, it seems, in a most natural manner, almost named itself.

The open plan kitchen faces onto the restaurant and produces a tantalizing contemporary fare. Mervyn Davies, Chef de Cuisine at NONNA, takes you on a taste and visual explosion with the NONNA menu.

The walk-in wine cellar houses hand selected local and international offerings.

Children are welcome and will enjoy their own eating area, rolling their own play dough and partaking in our range of arts and crafts, situated on a stretch of pergola-covered astro turf. There is also an outside structured playground with a natural timbered gym, which is in close proximity so that carers can take a well-deserved respite from their responsibilities while their children play on the rock garden and play-gym visible from the restaurant.

Makaranga breakfast stack - R45

Enjoy this fantastic breakfast special between 7am and 10:30am, Monday - Friday. Ciabatta topped with bacon, black mushroom, avocado, grilled tomato and scrambled egg. Valid for the month of August.

 Nonna breakfast special
 double up pizza and pasta special


Enjoy this evening special from Monday - Thursday during the month of August. Cherry tomato, bacon, feta, avocado & pepperdew pizza served with a Picante pasta and two glasses of wine.  Dining with 4?  Double the deal and have two pizzas and two pastas, with 4 glasses of wine.

Unwind girlfriends' hour back massage


August is Ladies' Month. Need a girly retreat? Our UNWIND Special is just the thing. R600 for you and your girlfriend, it includes a 1 hour back massage and a glass of champagne.

Enjoy this special in conjunction with a meal at NONNA, snacks in The Library Bar or an overnight stay in our boutique hotel.

Valid until the end of August 2018. Bookings are essential.

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 NONNA Restaurant Makaranga


Mon - Sun: Breakfast Menu 6:30 - 10:30
Mon - Sun: Petite Menu 10:30 - 12:00
Mon - Sat: A la Carte Menu 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat: Petite Menu 15:00 - 18:00
Sun: A la Carte Menu & pizza 12:00 - 18:00