The warm embrace of Kuzuri

Kuzuri Restaurant is situated in the extraordinary beauty of the natural, indigenous bushveld of the Lowveld Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit.

The welcoming, expansive, African style, thatched building of Kuzuri has a large outside deck which allows patrons to dine leisurely at peace, just a ‘stone’s throw’ from the bustling Riverside CBD.

The close proximity of Kuzuri to the Cascades of the Crocodile River and the Botanical Gardens provides unrivalled views and serenity, with the background melody of flowing water and the calls of nature.

Patrons to Kuzuri are welcomed by the attentive, friendly staff and the menu offers an interesting range of carefully composed, fresh dishes for breakfast, lunch or tea time.

In the evenings at Kuzuri the venue takes on another charm of its own under the African skies with the thatched building and low lighting, and is very popular for private functions and events.


Our Visitors

Kuzuri Restaurant is so typical of the Lowveld with it’s stone, thatched building, expansive outside deck and delicious food that it attracts everyone who loves the Lowveld and the Bush.

The restaurant is popular with the residents of Nelspruit as well as local business professionals who make use of Kuzuri’s quick and efficient service for breakfasts and lunches along with free Wi-Fi.

Tourists both local and international who visit the Botanical Gardens enjoy the surprise of Kuzuri where they can relax over coffee or a meal.

The deck at Kuzuri offers us in the Lowveld the perfect venue to spend time enjoying a decadent cheese platter (or more) and a glass of wine soaking up the African atmosphere.

In the not too distant future Kuzuri plans to include a designated child friendly play area so that families can dine peacefully, and where Mum’s can have social get-togethers while the kids play.

Private functions and Evening Events.

Kuzuri Restaurant is undoubtedly one of the most stunning venues in the Lowveld, situated in the city of Nelspruit, and is in high demand for private functions.

During the day Kuzuri caters for business conferences, baby showers, kitchen teas, birthdays and local club meetings by secluding part of our space for you exclusively.

At night Kuzuri transforms into a spectacular venue for private functions such as engagement parties, weddings, corporate dinners and year-end functions, birthdays, live music and comedy shows, wine and food parings to name but a few.

Kuzuri Restaurant can also host private events in the grounds of the Lowveld Botanical Gardens, catering for small intimate occasions to large gatherings of up to 350 people.

Please contact Kuzuri’s in house Event Coordinator at or click on the link below (enter your enquiry here to book.)

Corporate function setup


Kuzuri Restaurant is in Riverside Park Nelspruit, just off the R40 where the Lowveld Botanical Gardens is situated, a one-minute drive from The Grove Shopping Centre and Riverside Mall.