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The Chocolate Garden

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Set within Africa’s first Chocolate Garden, de Charmoy Estate boasts a new mom and child-friendly coffee garden, available for private functions too.

Open to the Public

The Chocolate
The Chocolate Garden - Garden Plants
The Menu
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The Chocolate Garden - Facilities

The Chocolate Garden

Did you know that many plants have chocolate versions?

A Chocolate Garden is a garden inspired by chocolate including chocolate colored plants, chocolate scented flowers, chocolate mint, chocolate sunflowers and vines. You will find these and more at Africa’s first Chocolate Garden at the de Charmoy Estate in Kwazulu Natal.

Planted in early August 2017, all the plants selected were chosen with great consideration given to non-invasive plants, balancing water needs, chocolateness of course and the climate in KZN. Lauren (de Charmoy) Machanick (founder and owner) enlisted the help of Garden Design expert and Principal of the School of Garden Design (Lindsay Gray) to bring her vision and dream to life.

The Menu

The Chocolate Garden encompass a new coffee garden/restaurant. The menu includes chocolate versions of tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, herbs and the like, with a focus on freshness combining chocolate and botanicals.


A child-friendly venue with roaming giant tortoises and an awesome play area where children can play safely to their hearts content! We also proudly offer moms baby changing and feeding rooms.

NEW! The Chocolate Garden Party Venue:

You can now host your own party at The Chocolate Garden in our private party area! The party area can accommodate up to 30 people (adults & children) and you can choose between two time slots:

10h00 – 12h00 or 14h00 - 16h00.

Click on the below link to view our Party Venue leaflet:


Say Hello

1 Robert Armstrong Road, Canelands, Durban,

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Tel: +27 87 183 2531

Mobile: +27 83 391 1231

After Hours Emergency: +27 83 391 1231


Fri - Sun: 08:00am - 16:00pm


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