aha River Place Lodge has three restaurant offerings. al Fiume, The mini al Fiume and the newly launched Serendipity Café.

al Fiume


al Fiume – Italian for ‘at the river’ – has all the ingredients for a great restaurant experience: a beautiful setting on a shady wooden deck on the banks of the Hennops River and a restaurateur with a passion for food, as well as the experience to ensure outstanding levels of service.

al Fiume serves food that lives up to our definition of quality: the season’s best, cooked with skill and passion and presented with a minimum of fuss.

al Fiume is a restaurant for all seasons: long, lazy summer days on the wooden deck; bright spring days when the first signs of green are starting to appear on the trees overhanging the river; bracing winter days when you might want to work off your meal with a brisk walk over the bridge and cozy autumn days when you can sit snugly in the restaurant and watch the falling leaves floating down the river.

al Fiume was voted one of South Africa’s Top 10 Romantic Restaurants by the prestigious Wine Magazine; One of the Top Champagne spots in Johannesburg by Food24; and also one of the top ten Outdoor Restaurants by Joburg.co.za!

Reservations are essential.

Summer Menu

The Serendipity Café


Serendipity Cafe Restaurant & Deck (180-250 seater) offers al fresco wining and dining in a beautiful riverside environment – includes a cocktail bar and large nomadik tent with wooden and tiled deck areas. An extensive lawn area is perfect for activities and/or family seating. Bush and river views from all areas ensure a unique party ambience. Various affordable menu options are available, including traditional braai, executive spit-braai, function platters and buffet spreads.


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