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Join us in celebrating the good life

Zest @ Kavinga is more than an award-winning restaurant with an impressive collection of fine wines. To us, it’s a philosophy that celebrates the adventure, passion and joys of life.

True to the spirit of Africa, Zest’s culinary style represents a rich blend of global influences. Its roots are embedded in French, Mediterranean and Italian traditions, blended imaginatively with the best local flavours and fresh produce.

Our stylish but imaginative décor creates the perfect backdrop for this unique and imaginative fusion.

What makes Zest so unique is that it presents all of this in an unpretentious country atmosphere. We believe in keeping things real – from using genuine butter and Italian olive oil to serving hearty portions.

A visit to Zest @ Kavinga will not only tantalise your taste buds, but spoil you with a visual feast of sweeping Lowveld panoramas with a charming country feel. The restaurant is situated on a farm in the hills above Nelspruit – about fifteen minutes from the centre of town – and is surrounded by large peaceful gardens with spectacular views of the Mpumalanga bushveld, adjacent farms and the magnificent Crocodile Gorge.

Quite simply, Zest is an experience.

Important Notes

  • We have smoking sections
  • Kids are welcome during the day
  • Evenings are more private and sophisticated
  • There is plenty of secure parking available
  • We also offer accommodation

  • Tuesday to Saturday 09:00 – 21:30
  • Sunday 09:00 – 15:30
  • Closed on Mondays and Sundays evenings


Whether you’re after a scrumptious breakfast to kick off your day, a leisurely business lunch or a romantic dinner for two, Zest does it with style.


Our restaurant, (seats 60 guests), event venue, (accommodates up to 250 people) and private function room, (seats 20) are perfect settings for your special event.


Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a lavish affair, Zest can help to delight your guests and lighten your responsibilities on the day.