Visitors can enjoy a roadhouse dining experience at Scottburgh’s Crocworld Conservation Centre

While the popular Crocworld Conservation Centre remains closed to the public, the innovative team from the Centre’s Fish Eagle Café has found a way to give visitors a taste of excitement in a beautiful setting with its ‘Burgers in the Bush’ roadhouse café. This al fresco pop-up cafe, which will be hosted in the lush parking area of the Centre, is open on Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 June from 11am to 5pm – perfect for a unique Father’s Day celebration.  

“With the easing of certain lockdown restrictions in Level 3, restaurants and cafés have been able to serve customers in a takeaway style,” explained Fish Eagle Café Executive Chef and Manager, Morne van Zyl. “This made reaching our customers a bit tricky as the popular Fish Eagle Café is located within the Centre, which remains closed to public, but we decided that a roadhouse café is the ideal solution.”

Visitors will be able to park at the Crocworld parking area in designated spaces to ensure correct social distancing. A Burgers in the Bush staff member – wearing all required personal protective equipment – will provide visitors with a single-use menu that features the delicious takeaway offerings, as well as outlining all necessary Covid-19 health and safety measures. Once visitors have made their meal selection, they can flash their car lights to alert the waiter, who will radio the order through to the restaurant. Every order will be swiftly prepared and all takeaway containers properly sanitised before being delivered to customers for enjoyment in the car. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no ablution facilities available for visitors.

“We are so excited to welcome back our regulars, and look forward to meeting new visitors, all of whom will get the chance to sample some exquisite food in a really beautiful forest setting,” said Van Zyl. “To ensure there are no delays in service, we have opted for roadhouse-style dining of delicious burgers and milkshakes, all of which will be freshly-made while visitors enjoy the lovely surroundings. Hopefully this will provide our local residents with a fun weekend outing, or a way to treat dad to something different this Father’s Day!”

Crocworld Conservation Centre is also hosting live video talks every Friday at 11am. Digital visitors of all ages can enjoy edutaining content as the Centre’s resident experts introduce some of the latest additions on the ‘Crocworld Conservation Centre’ Facebook page. For more information about Crocworld’s activities, visit the Facebook page or www.crocworld.co.za. To find out more about Fish Eagle Café’s offerings, visit the ‘Fish Eagle Café’ Facebook page.