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The Wild Fig Tree

34, MAIN STREET, Sabie 1260, South Africa (Formerly THE WILD FIG TREE)
+27 (013) 764-2239
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Ranked #1 of 8 restaurants in Sabie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An excellent restaurant, with very pleasing decor. There is a permanent Menu, and a Blackboard Menu which is changed every 2 weeks.Gavin and Karin are there to welcome you, and to make sure that you have a very pleasant dining experience. The Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers an intimate ambiance. Exotic dishes , such as Kudu ,Crocodile, Ostrich are to be found on the menu.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An excellent restaurant, with very pleasing decor. There is a permanent Menu, and a Blackboard Menu which is changed every 2 weeks.Gavin and Karin are there to welcome you, and to make sure that you have a very pleasant dining experience. The Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers an intimate ambiance. Exotic dishes , such as Kudu ,Crocodile, Ostrich are to be found on the menu.
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English first
Piet Retief, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Didn't get to try the delicious sounding classics as we were in for light lunch. Prices, though were high considering that venison is currently cheaper than beef on the market. Prégo disappointing - served on soft roll so soggy at the bottom. Fillet of smoked trout served with a salad and fruit - should of been described as a fruit... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

One of the issues encountered in Sabie was the sketchy wifi service. At the wild fig tree however as soon as we were seated and pulled out our ipads, we were given the password with the menu. The savoury muffins were excellent

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a great dinner on the deck at this casual, authentic South African restaurant. Two of us in our group of four took advantage of the evening's special, Warthog Potjie, a traditional stew cooked and served in a cast iron pot. Delicious! Lots of other choices that are sure to please, as are the very affordable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wild Fig offers a unique variety of traditional South African food done with flair. A different eating experience from the average restaurants throughout South Africa. It also caters for the less sophisticated pallette lòoking for a pizza or a burger. Something for everyone.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

One of the best food experiences we had in South Africa in 5 years. I will emphasize that our recent visit to the place was not on the same level as the first two times. My expectations probably were too high. First of all the menu did not have what I would call the highlight of the previous visits -... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great Dinner with interesting menu that includes many local classics. Definately worth a try if in the area. Lovely experience. Would go back without a doubt.

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Botswana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I have rated this restaurant in the past with the highest mark and I am very disappointed that I have to rate it much lower this time. Having visited it about a year ago by a pure chance and enjoying wonderful experience there, this year we drove to Sabie from Pilgrim's Rest just to visit it again. Our meal was... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great food with a local flavour, fantastic range of meats and excellent service at a very reasonable price.

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Surrey England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Had a fantastic evening meal and then exercised the CC next day in the attached shop. Should have bought more!

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Pretoria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Food was at best average. Nothing was seasoned properly. Everything was overcooked. The menu said 2 sauces we got one. The beer wasnt cold. They didnt have some of the items on the menu. Won't come back

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Gavin U, Owner at The Wild Fig Tree, responded to this review

Unfortunately I was away at time of your visit. I'm sorry you did not enjoy your meal. As you can see from our comments we do get it right most of the time. I did some "investigation" and rectified some of the issues you raised.The thing that alarms me most is that no one recalls you paying for your meal... More

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