Hippo Lodge St Lucia South Africa


The Hippo Cafe is part of the Hippo Lodge and situated on the main street, McKenzie Street, of the St Lucia Town. Established in February 2019, it has become popular with international and local guests, with its unique and bespoke menus option delivering an authentic taste of South African food.

A modern, upmarket & fresh setting with a street-side cafe feel, with beautiful interior decor, offers the best location to have meal or drinks while the town of St Lucia passes by.

A unique menu with a South African flair, the chefs at Hippo Cafe is always experimenting to infuse new flavours and bring about new creations for you to explore. Popular with the locals and international visitors are the pizza's, burgers, salads & breakfast + coffee options, Hippo Cafe offers the most delicious and artistically creative gourmet milkshakes. A real family-friendly environment with the introduction of our new kiddies menu the kids can join in on the dining experience.

Dedicated kiddies play zone is ideal to keep the kids entertained on a long afternoon from a safari adventure, with free wifi throughout the cafe. Vegetarian & Vegan menus are available on enquiry.

Signature Dishes

Pizza - Pumpkin, feta & rocket, with a balsamic reduction drizzle

Burgers - Camembert cheese, fig preserve & rocket on a 100% beef patty 


Gourmet milkshakes

Terbodore Signature Coffee


Farmhouse (100% locally sourced)


Hippo Lodge St Lucia South Africa