The Phatt Chef Roadside Diner and B&B

Average rating by guests The Phatt Chef Roadside Diner and B&B: 4/5.0
Reviews 13

Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. Extras include bathrobes, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Situated in Ethels Drive, 100 m from Viewpoint/picnic, The Phatt Chef Roadside Diner and B&B features free Wi-Fi access and free private parking. The bed and breakfast has a barbecue and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.

The area is popular for windsurfing and cycling. Oliviershoek Pass is 800 m from The Phatt Chef Roadside Diner and B&B, while Mitarachope is 1.4 km from the property.

You will find a shared lounge at the property.

Phone: +27 71 657 0811

Address: At The Border Post (R74, Oliviershoek Pass, Bergville District, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal), 9880 Ethels Drive, South Africa


Number of rooms: 7


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Reviews of The Phatt Chef Roadside Diner and B&B



A good place to stop between destinations, but the bathrooms could have been a bit cleaner.

Invite G. H.



The Phatt Cheff road side B&B with there staff and owners are not only a B&B… They are also road side life savers. The have assisted me with my motorcycle accident yesterday and Jenna the manager went out of her way to let me feel comfortable. The place is very quiet, cosy, clean with lovely furniture and various fireplace's. Friends, you got to stop their and see for yourself. I will suggest this B&B to everyone I know. Thank you for the tasty food and pleasant stay. Gys Barnard from Invite Guest House.

Brumay D. J.



Loved this cozy restaurant a lot! Had a delicious breakfast and bought homemade jam!

Dave R.



Food great. Lovely atmosphere. Great place to stop on a Durban trip via Oliviershoek Pass.

Nicolette M.



Delicious food that looked too nice to eat! Friendly service. Will definitely stop there again if we pass there.

Sheilagh R.



What a delightful place. We only had scones with cream and jam (which were to die for) and cappuccinos but would love to visit again for something more substantial.

Marie C.



Nice view, but very disappointed inside. Bathroom not clean, no shampoo, chairs on bedroom a disaster. Breakfast not fresh.

Rodney G.



Service was good. Food’s turnaround time was quick. Chill atmosphere. Cappuccinos need some work.

Shannon R.



Had some hamburgers but couldnt eat the meat. It was disgusting. When I complained they were very hostile! Dont stop here!

Corne P.



Beautiful place. Lots of character and charm

Rick C.



Good place for a quick bite! Incredible view from across the road! Needed a refuel after the climb on a bike :D

Ryan B.



Love the combination of charm, location and the food. No fuss "staying with friends at their farm house" feel. With the Sterkfontein road now a lot better the perfect place to spend a few nights or stop off for lunch.


  • Hardwood/Parquet floors
  • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Business centre
  • Fan
  • Special diet menus
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • VIP room facilities
  • Private entrance
  • Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Family rooms
  • BBQ facilities
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Wake-up service
  • Designated smoking area
  • Sun terrace
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Terrace
  • Carpeted
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Luggage storage
  • Bar
  • Tour desk
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Packed lunches
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Ironing service
  • Daily maid service
  • Garden
  • Executive Lounge Access
  • Heating


  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge

Room Amenities

  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom
  • Linen
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • View
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Cleaning products
  • Tumble dryer
  • Clothes rack
  • View


  • Windsurfing
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Babysitting/child services


  • Free private parking is possible on site

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English

Policies of The Phatt Chef Roadside Diner and B&B

  • Check-In:

    14:00 - 20:30 hours

  • Check-Out:

    08:00 - 11:30 hours

  • Accepted Credit Card Payments:

    American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, Maestro

  • All children are welcome.
    There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

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