Fig Tree Restaurant

  • Ballito, Kwazulu Natal
  • Breakfast, Buffet, Contemporary, International, Light Meals, Vegetarian
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • 2 Club Lane
    Simbithi (off ShakasRock Road)

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A Jewel on the North Coast

The Fig Tree Restaurant is located between Ballito and Salt Rock on the beautiful Eco Friendly Simbithi Golf Estate.   Named after the fig tree in the centre of the clubhouse, the restaurant boasts stunning views of the golf course.  The large deck, situated under shady trees offers "al fresco" dining, and the wine cellar offers a perfect venue for private dinner parties.  The wine list is selected by local resident John Platter.

The restaurant offers live music on selected evenings and the Curry Buffets and Sunday Carvery are extremely popular with both locals and visitors to the area. There is also a fantastic kids play park area where the kids can enjoy themselves whilst guests relax, lap up the view and enjoy a meal in the restaurant. 

The Chef is none other than multiple award-winning Gerard van Staden, who has served up culinary masterpieces in several continents.  

This wonderful restaurant is a real jewel on the North Coast.

The John Platter Wine Gallery

The John Platter Wine Gallery is available to hire for small conferences and private dinner parties. It is popular for smaller functions, intimate cocktail parties and for entertaining smaller groups of corporate clients. The venue has a pull down screen and projector, and can accommodate smaller meetings of between 5 and 12 delegates.

Customized packages, including those with a private "fine dining” dinner after your conference or meeting, are available. 


Who's Cooking?

Chef Gerard van Staden Photo

Chef Gerard Van Staden

With a career spanning 30 years, award winning Chef Gerard van Staden is an unquestionable asset to both the Fig Tree Restaurant and Simbithi Country Club. 

Having worked in Dublin, Singapore, the Midlands, Cape Town, Franschhoek and as the Executive Chef at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Durban, he brings with him a vast wealth of knowledge which he applies to Fig Tree.

Chef Gerard’s vision is to see Fig Tree become the first golf club restaurant to be “taken seriously”.  He believes that it should not just be about pie, gravy and chips, but that one should try and be creative when putting food together.  His notable achievements are based on his winning formula which combines imaginative food with flavourful combinations and appealing presentation.

Chef Gerard’s constant objective is to grow as a chef and always improve, which is why he enjoys mingling with guests.  He is a family man and the father of two beautiful girls.  Gerard plays chess, rugby and golf.  His interests include photography, science and reading.


  • Cuisine : Breakfast, Buffet, Contemporary, International, Light Meals, Vegetarian
  • Ambience : Family, Pub, Relaxed, Upmarket
  • Entertainment : Live music, Childrens Entertainment, Internet or WiFi
  • Dress : Casual
  • Reservations
  • Functions
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Bar
  • Kid Friendly
    Kid Friendly
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Private Dining
    Private Dining
  • Weddings
  • Conferencing
  • Golf

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • VISA
  • Mastercard


2 Club Lane
Simbithi (off ShakasRock Road)