Marli (34) and Louis (39) Labuschagne are the new owners (together with Zander MacDonald) of Loggers Pub & Grill in Sabie. This restaurant is well known for its forestry theme displaying wood and saw blades.
Combined the couple has in excess of 28 years Spur restaurant experience. They were the owners of Lone Creek Spur in Sabie that closed down after the devastating forest fires in 2007 as well as the closure of TTC (Tweefontein Timber Company that employed over 600 breadwinners).
After moving to Mafikeng to run another Spur, their hearts longed for the beautiful green pastures of Sabie. “I worked in Scotland and Sabie with its beautiful green rolling mountains and rain and mist reminded me of it. We were sad when we had to move, but due to the economic situation, it was necessary. Both me and Louis and our children are so happy to be back,” said Marli.
“What is going to change in Loggers with us as owners are the fact that we are going to do our utmost best to create a superb and exciting family restaurant. We have a lot planned but do not want to divulge it all now. However, I will say that we are going to build a play area for the children where they will be visible to their parents, ensuring their safety that is key. We also have two children and realize that the tourists are good for the economy, but it is the local people that are the stable income. With our experience gained over the years with Spur, I know myself and Marli have what it takes to offer delicious food at affordable prices, with the service to equal it. The fact that it is our restaurant and we don’t have to pay franchise fees and other costs linked to a name brand, ensures that we offer the best at better prices,” said Louis.
Loggers will be closed on Christmas and New Year day because the couple insists that family comes first. They are going to, however, have an Old Years evening bash. They would like to invite all to come and meet them, and specifically to come and experience their delicious food. They also boast with a special kiddies menu and will be able to assist with birthday parties. A big plus point is they have a generator and loadshedding will not affect their running of the business. Logger’s hours are from Tuesday to Thursday 12h00 – 22h00, with the kitchen closing at 20h00. Fridays & Saturdays 9h00 to 24h00 and Sundays 9h00 – 15h00, and are closed on Mondays. Now, all that remains… is to get in the car and visit them. They can be contacted on 082-3288-229 (Louis) and 076-1728-504 (Marli).