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is a tea-garden type restaurant in a magnificent setting on the outskirts of Greytown in the mist-belt of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands with a wonderful view of the farmlands across the valley as far as the eye can see.

We are open 7 days a week serving breakfast, tea and lunch from a comprehensive menu with daily blackboard specials to add variety.

There is a lot to do for the whole family as we have a maze, wendy house, jungle gym, sandpit, kiddies slide, swing and plenty of space for the kids to run around.

For travellers, Tranquili-tea is at least an hour away from your next decent stop whichever way you are travelling making Tranquili-tea a must visit destination for any visitors to KwaZulu-Natal.

We have plenty of outside seating and space for social distancing and for the kids to run around in the fresh air.

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Lose yourself in our maze which is more than 600 m² planted up with the indigenous Freylina Tropica. Take time out to wander through the maze and see whether you can reach the middle where we have a message tree for you to leave a note of love, philosophy or just fun. Please stay to the paths and do not push through the hedge as it will eventually destroy our maze.


Kitchen hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM to 4 PM

Saturdays 8 AM to 2 PM

Sundays and Public Holidays 9 AM to 2 PM


082 964 0612


  • Guests are obviously welcome to finish their meals after the kitchen closing hours.
  • Please book where possible especially if you are coming a long way as we do get full inside in bad weather and we sometimes close for private functions.




Sunday breakfast buffet

(Suspended until permitted)

 Our popular Sunday morning buffet breakfasts of fried and scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes and other side dishes have been suspended by lockdown regulations. We will resume them as soon as the we are allowed to do so.


We are not licensed yet. However you are welcome to bring your own drinks. We charge a nominal corkage per head.


GPS 29*04’18.49″S 30*34’40.74″E

Zapper and Snapscan users please e-mail us the contact details of anyone you may wish to sponsor for a birthday gift, lunch or any other treat. We will surprise them with the good news!

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Saturday Trail Run

We have a trail run every Saturday morning which you can start any time between 8 AM and 11AM. We have marked out a 5 km course with blue stones showing the full 5 km and yellow stones showing shortcuts along the way. The very young, old and infirm can choose the shortest cut which is about 1 km.

Full Moon Boogie

 Every couple of months we have a Full Moon Boogie on or within a day or 2 either side of the full moon. The current format is a night trail run. It is intended to be a social event for the whole family. Supper is provided and guests are welcome to bring their own drinks. Those with children can be home around about bedtime give or take an hour or two. More serious boogiers can stay until late.


We cater for all types of functions. Contact Ros 082 964 0612 to draw up a package to suit your requirements.

The Country Nursery

 Tranquili-tea is in the grounds of The Country Nursery which stocks a wide variety of indigenous and exotic trees, shrubs and groundcovers. A small shop stocks garden equipment, fertilisers and general gardening goodies.

Green Lilly Massage Therapy

Piyanee from Thailand recently opened a salon offering genuine Thai massage therapy. Piyanee was initially taught by her grandmother and has various qualifications in massage therapy. Please phone her directly on 084 698 3055 to book an appointment.


We are committed to being as environmentally friendly as we can.We grow our own ingredients as far as possible. We also source what we can from local farmers and suppliers in our effort to shorten the distance from farm to fork. Our takeaway containers are biodegradable when we can get them otherwise we have to use the awful polystyrene ones.  Straws are a major source of plastic pollution as they get blown away in the wind very easily. Here are ways that you can help us:-      

  • Bring your own takeaway container;
  • Don’t use a straw unless absolutely necessary.·        



 A 10% gratuity is customary. Please note however that a 10% service fee will be added to a table of 10 or more. Gratuities are shared by our entire staff as we believe that they all contribute equally to the team effort.


General information

Tranquill-tea is effectively owned by Roy and Pippa Harris and managed by Roslind Bloemink.



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