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“Very nice place, good food”
Review of The Wild Fig Tree

The Wild Fig Tree
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Sabie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very nice place, good food”
Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

This is really a nice restaurant. Surprising menu with crocodile and springbok. Had my first crocodile here and loved it.
Very friendly and good service. Dedicated people with a passion for Afrika and good food. The attached shop has some great stuff, not your everage tourist stuff but nice pieces for reasonable prices. We will come back!

Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Stopped here for breakfast on our Panorama route. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. We loved the deli also. They sell local coffee and jams etc. witch is wonderful. Loved the hotplates, because it kept the food warm on a winters day.

Visited August 2013
Thank Zeldacaalsen
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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely spot on the way to and from Safari”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Stopped in on the way to and the way from safari at Tydon Safari camp (AWESOME Place!)
Service was very friendly, fun, and perfect.
Lovely location and very enjoyable.
Our first experience with Bobotie and it was one of the best of our trip.
Worth the stop to slow down and enjoy
Sat outside and enjoyed watching the world go by

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank CurtisCATL
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Brisbane, Australia
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2013

After not being so impressed with our accommodation in Sabie we ventured out to dinner to this lovely restaurant and made our stay in Sabie much more memorable. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly and made a recommendation to try the Wildebeest. I always love a good recommendation as I'm terrible at choosing sometimes so I gave it a go. It was very lovely. The restaurant and food gave a good "home cooking" vibe. The Wildebeest was served with a traditional South African Maize(?) that reminded me a little bit of Sago and it was served with a delicious sweet jelly. My partner had some Lamb and he particularly like it as well. The restaurant was very well priced for both food and drinks. We were in a group of 10 and everyone's food came out promptly and there was an excellent range on offer that appealed to everyone - even Pizza!

There was a lovely fire place there and even lots of great books about South Africa to read while waiting for dinner... even a little gift shop to browse.

And you know it is a good restaurant too because it isn't just tourists filling the tables but locals as well.

Definitely worth a visit for a meal in Sabie!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Benjamin G
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Aspatria, Cumbria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Breakfast at The Wild Fig Tree”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We were on holiday from England and we were staying in the Sabie area and found this little treasure while having a walkabout. The shop is delightful and the goods are of top quality and also the staff very helpful and always smiling. it was agreed to return the following morning for breakfast before our journey back to J'burg. We had a very good and enjoyable breakfast and the service was top notch needless to say we had another look in the shop and bought some more goods. Please ask for a discount if buying goods we were given discount on our breakfast and goods. Will certainly go back if we are in the area again.

  • Visited May 2013
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