Come braai with us during your next safari or overnight excursion!
Reservation add-on only.
Welcome to the Savannah Café!
Howzit! Before you head out on safari or settle into an evening in your luxury tent, join us for a meal at the Savannah Café. When you dine with us, you’re sharing an experience inspired by the legendary South African Braai (pronounced “bry,” in case you were wondering). A mainstay of South African tradition, the braai has expanded to become part of the cultural life of many neighboring nations, and now we’re pleased to offer our Sonoma County take on this storied tradition!
While braai can be described as a close cousin of our own American barbecue tradition, it is also much more. It’s an excuse to get together, catch up with some old friends, and make a few new ones. Christmas, birthday parties, bridal showers, or any old Thursday, there’s no wrong time to braai!
The rules to a good braai are simple:
- This is a social occasion. The more the merrier!
- Grilling is imperative and should be done over a wood fire.
- Sides, sides, and more sides!
- “Dop” or drinks are a must. Grilling is thirsty work after all.
Here at the Savannah Café, we’re making braaing a daily event. Lunch and dinner will always include savory smells rising from our custom built wood-fired grill and a huge assortment of delicious sides and desserts. With beer, wine, and other beverages available and abundant seating on our expansive terrace, dinner at Safari West is a chance to get to know your fellow adventurers and enjoy the culinary creations of the Savannah Café.
“(Braai) is one thing that can unite us irrespective of all of the things that are trying to tear us apart.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
*Meals reservations must be made as part of a safari or overnight reservation. The Savannah Café is a reservation-only facility and cannot accommodate walk-ins. Please call to confirm availability during January and February.
Sample Dinner Menu
Chicken Apple Sausage with Safari West Signature BBQ Sauce
Artisan Cheese Platter
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Soup and Salad
Creamy Mushroom Soup
French Onion Soup
Mixed Green Salad with Bell Pepper, Fennel, Cheese, and Cherry Tomatoes
French Bread, Corn Bread, or Dinner Rolls with Butter
From the Grill – House Made Rub and Safari West Signature BBQ Sauce
Succulent Smoked Chicken
Smoked Beef Tri-Tip
Tender Smoking Beef Brisket
Home-style Macaroni and Cheese
Fluffy Mashed Potatoes with Brown Gravy
Broccoli & Carrots
Fresh Strawberry Shortcake with House Made Strawberry Jam topped with Lemon Whipped Cream
*This is a sample menu and does not necessarily reflect what will be served on any particular day and will vary based on seasonal availability.