NONNA, our contemporary style restaurant and deli spill out onto a covered deck!
Offering the most beautiful views over the privately owned Botanical Garden. Guests have the option of Al Fresco dining on the deck or inside while enjoying fresh tantalizing cuisine and soaking up the atmosphere.
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.
Beautifully integrated with NONNA is our own homegrown deli, simply known as The Deli. While our esteemed restaurant is set to meet everyone’s needs, some visitors may not be able to keep out of the gardens. If so, you are invited to select an indulgent picnic basket from The Deli stocked with locally produced charcuterie, cheeses, bread and homegrown culinary delights.
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.
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 astroturf. 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.
Physical Address: 1A Igwababa Rd, Kloof