Overlooking the beautiful PheZulu Nature Reserve and Valley of 1000 Hills, Intaba View is a perfect place to stop in for lunch. The venue has a view to kill for, wildlife to watch and a lovely green lawn in the midst of the aptly named Valley of 1000 Hills.
Intaba View, Weddings and Function Venue
After a brief stop at the famous Comrades Wall on our 1000 Hills Route Tour, the Durban Tourism front-line staff and I pulled into this venue to refresh, refuel and take in some of the awesome landscapes of the Valley of 1000 Hills.
Comrades Wall and Monteseel
We did make a quick stop at the Monteseel View point, a spot so utterly beautiful even in the dusky weather. The cliff we stood on is a well known free climb choice in South Africa. I must admit that standing near the edge made me very dizzy and so I kept my feet on the tarmac as I snapped away some images.
On arriving at Intaba View Restaurant, Wedding and Functions Venue, we were warmly greeted by the manageress and hostess for the day. I was also graciously shown about the venue, both the restaurant and the chapel on the property. As an event manager myself, I greatly appreciate the privacy and aesthetics of the small chapel. All draped and dressed in white, with 10-seater tables, the venue is absolutely perfect for an intimate occasion.
Valley of 1000 Hills
The lawns surrounding the chapel are green all year round, one of Intaba View’s accomplishments the manageress proudly told me. Perfect then for all year round weddings and conferences. With neighboring accommodation options surrounding the venue, guests can just enjoy the venue without the worry of complications.
Lunch was served by Chef Ryan in buffet style. Chef Ryan took the time to serve us at the carvery which added to the lovely atmosphere, he’s incredibly friendly and enjoys chatting to guests. I felt quite at home chatting with him on various topics while enjoying a well cooked and flavorful meal.
Intaba View was the perfect venue to enjoy a lovely KwaZulu-Natal afternoon, the sun was shining with a cool breeze blowing. We were seated on the outside terrace, the perfect stop to gaze at the Valley of 1000 Hills and enjoy our wonderful lunch.
The Durban Tourism front-line eagerly chatted among themselves about the day we had just experienced and several went in for seconds of Chef Ryan’s beautiful prepared and scrumptious lunch. Even I went back for seconds of my favorite, the creamed spinach.
Intaba View Restaurant, Wedding and Functions Venue is open Tuesday for lunches, and Wednesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, though it’s best to check out their website for more information. It’s absolutely worth the drive out for the exquisite atmosphere and delicious food.
I love pocking around places and was please to find the wooden furnished bar area, with lovely warm lighting; far better than the over-lit bar areas one usually comes across. The warm lighting sets an inviting tone in a venue, and here it works beautifully.
A quick trip to the bathroom reveled this area got as much attention as elsewhere in the restaurant. Completed in black and white checkers and featuring it’s very own chandelier, it’s an experience all on it’s own.
So with full bellies and happy hearts we left Intaba View. The friendly staff and beautiful grounds led by dedicated management with 25 years of shared experience in events, you would be in perfectly safe hands for any of your venue needs.
Thanks for hosting us Intaba View, I can’t wait to return with family and friends!