Fig Tree Restaurant - Simbithi Country Club

  • Fig Tree Restaurant - Simbithi Country Club Ballito, Kwazulu Natal
  • Breakfast, Buffet, Contemporary, International, Light Meals, Vegetarian
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Simbithi Country Club
    Shakashead Main 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 Simbithi Eco-Estate. Named after the fig tree that once stood in the centre of the clubhouse, the restaurant boasts stunning views of the acclaimed Simbithi golf course, designed by Peter Matkovich. The large deck, situated under shady trees offers "al fresco" dining, while the Drop Zone Bar just across provides a stellar spot for drinks after a few rounds of golf. The John Platter Wine Gallery offers a perfect venue for private, intimate dinner parties. The wine list is selected by local resident John Platter.

The restaurant offers live music on selected evenings and the Curry Buffets - on Wednesdays - and Sunday Carveries 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. 

Executive Chef Daryn Bowers leads a team of seasoned professionals who serve up the best in breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. 


Who's Cooking?

Chef Daryn Bowers Photo

Chef Daryn Bowers

In his career, Chef Daryn Bowers has served up culinary masterpieces in some of South Africa’s most idyllic locations, He is excited in taking up his position of Executive Chef at Simbithi Country Club’s Fig Tree restaurant. Chef Daryn started his career as Head Chef at Zest Restaurant, Durban and has had lodge experience in being the Executive Chef and lodge manager of Duma Manzi Private Game Reserve and of Isibindi Africa Lodges – Isibindi Zulu Lodge on the KZN Battlefields as well as Thonga Beach Lodge in Mabibi. 

With hotel experience of having worked at Three Cities Urban Park Hotel and Spa, Three Cities The Docklands Hotel and Wodka Restaurant and Signature Life Hotel Jozini Tiger Lodge, to name a few.

His last position held was Executive Chef at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Edward, Durban, where he brought the Grand Dame of the Golden Mile to life with his culinary flair and charismatic personality. Chef Daryn is unquestionably an asset to the Fig Tree Restaurant and Simbithi Country Club. His depth of experience has given Daryn a vast wealth of knowledge where he has been exposed to many diverse kitchens and mastered many styles of cooking, in his own original way. He is eager to apply this wealth of knowledge and experience to the Fig Tree restaurant. A consummate perfectionist when working with food, he finds it easy to talk to people, is a natural leader and is passionate in everything he does.

His resume is remarkable and his accolades are certainly outstanding. 


  • 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
  • Child Friendly
    Child Friendly
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Private Dining
    Private Dining
  • Weddings
  • Conferencing
  • Golf

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • Debit Card
    Debit Card
  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • Zapper