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Elephants Rest: African Garden Gallery

Coffee Shop with a difference in Callington
Opening at 11:00 AM on Saturday
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Last 2 days open for this season. 😲 Thats right, ~ end of April is end of our season, so this Sat & Sun 11-5pm will be the last chance to visit until we re-open in October.
No booking required unless there is a big group of you. We offer a small menu of Bruschetta, Somosas, cake and scones. Hot...

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Happy Easter everyone. We are open Easter Sat, Sun and Monday 11-5pm. Only 4 weekends left til we close for the season and if you are looking to organise a Dinner Under the Stars, you must book quickly, time is running out. Groups of 6-8ppl for night dinners on the night of your choice. Bookings...

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Been some beautiful days to bask in our african haven, & our customers have been enjoying the relaxed ambiance we share. We have now opened it up even more & added bruschetta to our small menu.

We would like to wish all our dear customers a very Merry Christmas. We are having a short break and we be open again each weekend from the 7th Jan. So look forward to seeing you in what we hope is a bright and fantastic New year for everyone.

Our last open weekend before we close for 2 weeks over the xmas break and What beautiful weather it is to sit in our gardens with a drink in your hand or a nice devonshire tea or somosa and the sounds of the african bush around you!! . Love it!!

FINALLY, a good weather weekend!!!
Last weekend we hosted 10 South Africans for a special Potjie lunch, and now we are looking to register interested parties for a Carnivore Night. We have a couple looking for a night in Mid January, so hoping to make up another 6 ppl who would like to join in...

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YES, it's October again, and we are OPEN for our new season. Sat and Sundays 11-5pm until end of April. This being a long weekend, we are also open on Monday. So, look forward to greeting you at our little 'secret Oasis' here in the small historic town of Callington.

Not long now. October is nearly here and we are back open on 1st, 2nd and even the long weekend Monday 3rd. Usual time, 11 til 5pm. Come for a coffee, samosa, beer, wine or chat, we are then open each weekend and look forward to greeting you all again. 🦓🐘

And that's it. We're closed for the winter. 😃🙏🙏Thank you all our wonderful customers, from us here, and Sheldrick Elephants, Mercy Ship, and Animals Asia, who will receive their donations within days.
All going well, we hope to see you all again in October's new season. 😁


a year 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
7 months ago
Loved this place, atmosphere excellent, the animal sounds the information and the life size African animals fantastic, we had African Samosas, plus Hummingbird cake my god the best, topped off with Pinna Colada but without alcohol as we were driving. Wow excellent for a day to relax in something Soo different. Cheryl and Bob great hosts and hostess full of information so relaxing.
- Beverley M
5 months ago
Bob and Sheryl offer an exclusive and unique experience with an African theme. They love all things African and have been frequent visitors to the continent over the years and their passion and enthusiasm shows. They are great hosts and are happy to share their experiences from their travels whilst catering to their guests needs.
- Tom 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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