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The Wild Fig Tree

C/O Main and Louis Trichardt Street, Sabie 1260, South Africa
+27 13 764 2239
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (28 reviews)
“kebabs” (12 reviews)
“carpaccio” (13 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 21:00All hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
C/O Main and Louis Trichardt Street, Sabie 1260, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We as a family has been eating at the Wild Figg tree for the past couple of years. This restaurant in the small town of Sabie compares in quality and presentation with the best out there. We battle to find restaurants in Gauteng who always...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the privilege if having our first meal hear with Brazilian friends. The Springbok Potjie and Marula Desert is a must!! Good service and a welcoming atmosphere from the staff and owners!

Thank ellefourie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. Not open on a Sunday so Saturday nights are definitely the time to go. We were lucky enought to be entertained by the staff, apparently a rare occurence. Menu extensive with lots of South African options. Make sure to sit inside...More

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karin655, Owner at The Wild Fig Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was such a special evening and it was a pleasure meeting you and your family. We always have an extensive selection of game dishes. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was average but the ambiance and the African market gift shop in the restaurant was very nice. The menu is interesting. We didn't go adventures however salad with figs and Brie cheese and springbok carpaccio didn't meet our expectations but the fillet and...More

Thank arzu u
karin655, Owner at The Wild Fig Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was a pleasure hosting you and I gather that you enjoyed your evening since we always check personally on our guests. Yes we do not claim to be anything but a cosy restaurant in a small town and I think those guests who have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used the Tripadvisor rating as a guide - our experience was well below par. Welcome vert offish and the service staff not friendly or helpful. Food below standard - fish dry and resembled cardboard. Next time we will go across the road - good value...More

Thank FoodloverJPR
karin655, Owner at The Wild Fig Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So sorry to hear that we didn't meet your expectations. Perhaps you should have spoken to us and we could have rectified some of your complaints . Of course you are welcome to try any of the restaurants next time .

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was absolutely divine. We had the trout and Springbok potjie and I think it was one of the best meals we have had in a while. The staff were also friendly. Overall, it was a great experience.

1  Thank Anitac35
karin655, Owner at The Wild Fig Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the compliments. Please visit us again .Regards Gavin and Karin

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for tea and pancakes and it was a good experience. Staff were friendly; restaurant was not too busy. They are used to lots of visitors coming to Sabie.

Thank Jenith V
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

A great little restaurant for the whole family. A very interesting specials menu with truly South African specialty foods. Friendly staff with good service. Needs some music to add some atmosphere.

Thank Jayson O
karin655, Owner at The Wild Fig Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to post a review. Our music is background music and in our small,cosy atmosphere we keep it low so not to intrude on conversation . Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

arrived in sabie on a day visit with international guests. the time we ad was short and management went out of their way to assist. what a pleasure to be with them. good food. good service and fast service. thanks guys.....

Thank Ferren508
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Quick service and gave breakfast after 11.00. Very friendly and helpfull. Free Wi-fi Great sellection

Thank schalk v
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Questions & Answers
Sarah N
3 October 2016|
Response from Gavin U | Property representative |
Hi Unfortunately we are closed on Xmas day.
22 May 2016|
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Response from PDTravel2015 | Reviewed this property |
Renate, sorry only saw the question now, sure you did come right! Kind regards
Christian R
10 March 2016|
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Response from Christian R |
Hi Gavin and Karin I have send you a pictures on your e-mail adress. Thanks for your helpfullness. Christian
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/O Main and Louis Trichardt Street, Sabie 1260, South Africa (Formerly THE WILD FIG TREE)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Sabie
  • Phone Number: +27 13 764 2239
  • E-mail
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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