We stopped for lunch at Rustique Boutique Hotel, well known for its selection of steaks, while on our helicopter tour. What a treat!
T-Bone Steak Lunch At Rustique Boutique Hotel In South Africa
From a proper braai to biltong snacks all day long, it is very hard to avoid red meat in South Africa. Thankfully, red meat suits me just fine and it did for everyone else in my party too. After touring a coal mine, we stopped for lunch at the Rustique Boutique Hotel on the outskirts of Middelburg in the province of Mpumalanga.
The helicopter simply landed on the lawn outside the restaurant and we walked in. I’ve flown to places for lunch before, but this was the first time I’ve taken a helicopter to lunch…
Rustique Boutique Hotel
Old Belfast Road (R104)
Rondebosch, Riverside Estate
1050, South Africa
My South African friends frequent this place and know the owner, Philip Heyns, who personally attended to us during our lunch. I generally prefer beef tenderloin, but I was advised to order the more marbled ribeye or T-Bone and I did..and quite enjoyed it with a salad and baked potato.
I concluded lunch with a cappuccino (and an espresso for good measure).
Walk outside and you can dine al fresco overlooking a lake…
…and likely be serenaded by zebra.
I realize Middelburg may not be high on the must-see list for your holiday in South Africa, but if you are driving to Eswatini or Mozambique, it may well be on your way and is worth a stop.