Reservations - The River Café @ Summerfields Rose Retreat and Spa

Opening Hours

What we offer

  • Accommodation
  • Self Catering
  • Tented Suites
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Excellent Dining
  • The Padstal
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • Rose Spa

About Us

The owners of Summerfields Estate, Andre and Ilse, and their children Natia, Esli and Antoine have a vision to create an environment where active farming and warm hospitality can co-exist in a wonderfully unique way. Since 2002 they have been working towards this vision, creating a beautiful lodge, the Tented Suites, and the Spa. Today Summerfields is an enchanting location and is popular with guests passing through on their way to the Kruger Park or needing a romantic weekend.

Perhaps it’s a fusion of African sensibilities with the roses from which Summerfields Rose Retreat & Spa derives its intriguing charm. Or is it the bygone romance underscored by percale linen in a tented lodge suite? If not that then the fact that you may take a treatment in a spa pavilion set beside the river in which hippos bathe at dusk?”

Dining at Summerfields is a gastronomic experience. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, from the carefully prepared menus to the table settings. We carry the romance of Summerfields through to the River Café and you can be assured of fresh roses and flowers. All vegetables are taken fresh from our own organic nursery, where everything is grown as close to its natural, original form as possible.

The River Café, a bistro type restaurant on the river, is open daily for breakfast. Menus change according to the season and what is available from the organic nursery and the Summerfields Farm.

Booking for the River Café is essential.

All bookings are subject to availability.


The River Café is a glorious culinary space in idyllic surroundings, reached via a forested walk, across a stone bridge and set on the banks of the Sabie River, where you can often see and hear hippos. River Café is open for breakfast daily.

We use only the finest ingredients in our menu, with vegetables from our organic gardens or from trusted suppliers. The River Café is a must-visit location whilst touring the Lowveld.

Please also note that our kitchens are not Halaal or Kosher.