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Elephants Rest: African Garden Gallery

Coffee Shop with a difference in Callington
Reopening at 11:00 AM on February 12
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As Bob has a heart condition, we will not be open until after our booster shots. It will also be a requirement for customers to SHOW PROOF OF VAX upon entry. Our next open weekend with therefore be 12/13th FEB. '22
My appologies to the delay of our opening, but i am sure you understand Bobs hea...

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We will open again on 8th January depending on the covid situation, so please check first before making a special trip.

Yes we open this weekend (18 & 19), but it is your last chance to snag that special ELEPHANT GIFT. We will be closed for the entire christmas weekend, and still deciding on the new years weekend, so please ring ahead if your thinking about visiting then.

Great gift ideas. ... only open Sat & Sundays, 11-5pm Relax with a coffee or wine or african somosa, surrounded by the wildlife gardens 😉

Adults. Thinking of something different for a birthday or other special event? HOW ABOUT A EVENING DINNER WITH A AFRICAN THEME. Traditional African dinner, (main & desert, tea & coffee $35 head).. all by the light of the laterns.... and warmth of the fire pit, (while we still can before fir...

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Totally different style gardens, African & French, just 100 metres from each other, and the judges at Callington Show couldnt decide, so judged them equally first place.
Both good for a coffee, wine & bite to eat. Come be the judge yourself. 😄 Only 10 minutes from Monarto Safari park in th...

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The first of our 'Evening under the Stars' was a great night. We were lucky to have such a beautiful clear night, while we enjoyed an African meal around the fire. At the moment we have a clear space for the 30th Oct, so if anyone is interested in making a booking, it could be a good night befor...

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We are back & OPEN for the new season.
11-5 Saturday & Sundays until end of April, starting with this LONG WEEKEND, yes we are open this Monday 4th October.

🎉As a OPENING SPECIAL for October only, we are offering a "Evening around the Campfire", where we can enjoy a Traditional Kenyan Stew w...

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Time has come to close for winter... BUT.... we will be back with daylight saving on 2nd & 3rd OCTOBER. Sat & Sundays 11-5pm


a month ago
Such a lovely hideaway for an afternoon. Went for a light lunch of Bob's famous samosas (absolutely great!!). Stayed for an afternoon tea of beautifully cooked scones with jam and cream. Mine hosts Bob and Cheryl made us feel at home. The African theme is magnificent. So delightful and only a short drive in between Adelaide and Murray Bridge. Would have to be one of the best places for afternoon tea I have found in the whole of South Australia
- Michael C
10 months ago
What a wonderful place! Love the vibe, samosas were tasty and the couple who run it were lovely, so welcoming. So many spots to sit and enjoy
- Samantha B
11 months ago
What a fantastic African theme gallery/cafe. We came across this place on google map by accident and glad we dropped in. Had some samosa, a slice of carrot walnut cake and coffee, all were very nice. Many nice sculptures of African animals and photos of the cafe owners time in Africa. Genuine, kind and interesting people to chat with about this fascinating continent.
- Tony M

Open Sat & Sun 11-5. Oct- end of April

Quaint, intimate, hidden oasis, our  African themed gardens serves coffee, hot & cold drinks,  bites, and  alcohol.

Here, you can enjoy a coffee, scone or somosa, in the Safari Tent,  beer, wine or even a Gin in the Karibu Bar,  or just chill out in the wildlife gardens where we also enjoy a chat.  

We also accept weekday group bookings, so please ring if interested.    

Each season we open our home & gardens to the public as our way of raising money to support  Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, who rescue, rehabilitate & reintegrate orphan elephants & Rhino back to the wild. 
We have traveled over Africa for 20 years, living with the Maasai in Kenya for much of that time. You can find our story in our main travel site

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  • 0410 027 977
  • 0410 034 655


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28 Montefiore Street
Callington SA 5254

Business Hours

Sat:11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun:11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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