Mariannhill Monastery

1882 Abbot Francis Pfanner – South Africa

Mariannhill Monastery Tea Garden

Posted by Mariannhill Monastery May - 29 - 2012 Comments Off on Mariannhill Monastery Tea Garden

Local residents as well as visitors to Mariannhill monastery will have found the Mariannhill Tea Garden an ideal place to enjoy their favourite refreshments and light meals thanks to Amaqhawe Tourism Services (ATS) who have re-opened the famous Mariannhill Monastery Tea Garden.

After lying idle for more than a year, the monastery management saw a need to have the tea garden re-opened to the public, prompted by numerous inquiries from visitors. Apart from providing light meals, the establishment is also set to provide catering services for weddings, small birthday parties and concerts.
ATS has strong links with Mariannhill. The company currently runs and manages the Tre Fontana Lodge and B&B in Mariannhill. Amaqhawe was formed by former students of St Francis College as part of their social responsibility programme to help support their former school financially as well as promoting Mariannhill to outside world.

“It has been that we benefited from the school and we thought of coming up with a sustainable project, such as ATS, to help generate funds for the school,” said Mr Zama Sabela, director of Amaqhawe.

“It is a way of giving back to the community that did so much for us,” he said, adding that as part of their involvement in the Mariannhill Monastery Tea Garden ATS also hope to promote the area to the outside world with a view to attracting tourism.
“As a company we are registered with the tourism board in KZN and, through this development we will be able to bring many people wanting to visit Mariannhill for different reasons,” said Sabela.

“We see ourselves playing a significant role towards tourism in the area and we want to capitalize on the influx of various people coming to Mariannhill for different reasons and offer them refreshments and light meals,” he added.
The tea garden is open from 9am – 3:30pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays and from 10:00am to 15:30pm on Sundays.

Post by Mauricio Langa



Petite Novice Breakfast – Muesli & Yoghurt, Fresh fruit
Running Nun Breakfast- 1 Egg, 2 Rashers Bacon, Tomato & 1 Slice of Toast
Hungry Monk Breakfast – 2 Eggs, 2 Rashers Bacon, 1 Beef Sausage, Chips & 2 Slices of Toast

Light Lunches

Abbot Francis Burger and Chips – Bun, Beef Patty OR Chicken, Tomato, Lettuce, Onion, Mayonnaise
Spaghetti Bolognaise
Quiche – Spinach and Feta OR Tuna and Leek, served with a Green Salad
Homemade Pies – Chicken OR Rump Steak with a Green Salad
Toasted Chicken and Mayonnaise Sandwich
Toasted Ham, Cheese and Tomato Sandwich
Toasted Ham and Cheese Sandwich
Toasted Cheese and Tomato Sandwich
Toasted Cheese Sandwich
Toasted Ham Sandwich
Bowl of Chips

Tea Time Snack

Scone with Jam and Cream OR Cheese
Muffin with Jam and Cream OR Cheese
Selection of Cakes

A variety of beverages available.


Open: Monday to Saturday 9h00 – 15h30
Sunday 10h00 – 15h30
Telephone: 031 700 9028

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