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Goblin's Cove

Main Magalies road, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
+27 72 649 6452
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible24%
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Steakhouse, Pizza, European, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
Main Magalies road, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service: bad Food: horrible Atmosphere: depressing The place is neglected. Not clean. Dont go there. What a terrible waste

Thank susanburger2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the weekend here and even tho there is still a lot of renovations to be done by the new owners, we had an absolutely great time. Great service and friendly staff. We look forward to coming again with the renovated "train" accommodation with...More

Thank Justin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were lovely however, the grounds are shabby/untidy/run down and the wonderful building is not brought to its full potential. I had a chocolate brownie with ice cream and all it was was a chocolate cupcake with icing. My husband had an Eisbein which...More

Thank blutrea
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Having visited Goblin's Cove on more than one occasion around 5 to 10 years ago, my mom and I decided to pop in while traveling through Magaliesberg yesterday. What a disappointment! We were greeted in a lackluster fashion by a waiter sitting at the restaurant...More

Thank Abigail N
Reviewed 16 March 2017

What a mystical place, little goblins fairies everywhere such a cute little place. A real little gem, kids will love this little place

4  Thank charmainegizelle2015
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This once charming place has become an expensive dump. We stayed in the "Restored Train Carriage" accommodation. We could not eat at the restaurant because they are not open on a Friday night. Huh? The new owners are busy with very slow renovations, the place...More

2  Thank Hilda d
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The Goblins Cove of the past was a magical place to visit. The original owner was a sculptor in cement mortar and he made a fantasy land. Unfortunately, it is not that anymore. The last time i visited I took some elderly guests. It was...More

1  Thank Rogofor
Reviewed 9 January 2017

One of a kind Fairy and Goblins Venue. Brilliant food available. Nice day trip out od Joburg. Great venue to host kiddies parties!! Love it.

4  Thank Jessica G
CustomerCare4you, Owner at Goblin's Cove, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2017

Thanks for the feedback. We really appriciate the positive comments.

Reviewed 30 December 2016

Booked via email. Process wasn't too bad. Illze was pretty helpful. I asked if there was anything special that they could do for my birthday. Illze arranged a gift bag for my daughter. Very sweet. However, I got another response after from a different person...More

1  Thank Br0kk
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Nice relaxing place with friendly people Very cute place and a very nice restaurant. I would recommend anybody to visit the Goblins Cove

4  Thank Chriseras69
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The info here is so wrong. Please update your information!!!!
1 October 2016|
Response from CustomerCare4you | Property representative |
The contact number is (072) 6496452 and not as indicated on your site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Magalies road, Magaliesburg 1791, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Magaliesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 72 649 6452
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