From our travels around the world over the past few years, we got inspired by many of the things we’ve savoured – Spanish dinner parties, late-night brasseries in France and Italy and just simple good cooking at afternoon eateries in Southern Africa and Asia. Our menu is based on these experiences, using earthly techniques like wood grilling, hot or cold smoking, and when it feels right, offering fusion styled dishes from all over the world.
We work directly with local farms to source meats and seafood to ensure they are treated well, whether dry-aged or grass-fed, organic or raised through sustainable methods. Because of this, we tend to cook things simple, with only a few ingredients, and lots of love.
On behalf of the Packshed-Team, we hope you come get to know us, and share some of our passions for taste, experience, and simple pleasures. To the families we know and yet to know, couples that want to share a special dinner, or those just looking for a weekday meal. We welcome you.
Your Hosts, Connie, Daniel, Sam and Mario
It was divine and definitely the best hidden gem on the South Coast!!
Absolutely fabulous food and has an amazing atmosphere!! 👌👌
We have visited the Packshed a few times now, the first time was Christmas 2017. The Christmas lunch was devine and full of unexpected surprises, the other times we visit we really enjoyed the very good food, the environment, the friendly staff and owners. We will definitely return back!
What an amazing winter's evening out! Friendly, efficient staff that pay such attention to every detail! A warm cozy fire and mellow atmosphere. Kiddies polished their plates and were delighted to be invited into the kitchen to help the Chef prepare their yummy dessert. Delicious wine and the best Peri-peri Chicken Livers we have ever had..........
Unbelievable world class food, a hidden gem on the south coast
Was für ein Erlebnis heute Abend �. Auf der ehemaligen Bananenfarm haben wir uns heute Abend von Sam und Daniel ‚schweizerisch’ verwöhnen lassen �. Auch das Raclette und das Fondue hat uns dabei nicht gefehlt. � Chappeau � Wir kommen wieder und freuen uns jetzt schon auf Euch �Danke � PS: unbedingt Bananenschnaps probieren !!
Excellent service delivery, had a surprise party for my husband, everything was done excellently. Wow thank you so much to the packaged.
Anniversary dinner at The Packshed was an absolute fairy tale, from the moment we arrived to a cosy fire outside to the very moment we left we were treated like royalty. Our table romantically set with rose petals next to the fire place added just the perfect touch of romance to an absolutely out of this world dinner. The tastes, textures and...
Wow! We went to celebrate our engagement and they made it such a special occasion. The food was unbelievable and the service wonderful. Thank you for a lovely evening!
Best service I've ever experienced plus the food was unsurpassed !! Highly recommended
Had the most delicious food with special friends and loved the friendly staff and atmosphere �
What a delight for the South Coast! Four of us had a wonderful meal here last Friday. The staff were delightful and the food was absolutely delicious. Home made pasta - the best ravioli I have had in a long time. A nice touch having the chef come to chat after the meal. Wishing you much success guys. We will be back!
Valentine's Dinner 2018 was surely one to remember! Was as if I was in another country enjoying the most divine food and yet it was on Sweetdale Farm... literally my 'backyard'. Felt privileged to have had the opportunity to sit down with the love of my life to an amazing dinner! Highly Highly recommend. This is just the place that the South Coast...
We had the most amazing time! Such a wonderful ambience, sam and the staff are great. But above all... the food... outstanding! Honest, beautiful food, made with passion and care. Het eus sehr gfreut und mer wünschet eu alles gueti för zuekunft. Super was ehr alles machet!!
Sehr gut gegessen, toller Service, einmaliges Ambiente. Weiter so und wir kommen gerne wieder. Wir wünschen euch ganz viel Erfolg bis zum nächsten Jahr. Viele Grüße Ute und John Wilkinson.
Modern and different. Exactly what the coast needed. From the rustic decor to the live band, the unique flavourful dishes and decadent deserts, The Packshed is definitely a must!
Lovely ambiance and a lovely space to walk into and enjoy soulful and conscious food. Everything about this place is truly lovely. Thank you!
Tranquil and scenic venue; tasteful decor and warm ambiance; excellent and prompt service and most importantly: delicious food at a reasonable price. Add to that a special gesture that made my girlfriend feel extra-special for her birthday and you have a place that I will keep coming back to. Wishing you guys more success.
The Packshed is tucked away from the hustle and bustle 3km from Margate Beach, settled in the heart of a natural, unspoiled bush vegetation, within a 120 ha of Sweetdale Farm, 120km from Durban. From South Coast Toll Road: Turn off from the highway on the Margate/Uvongo/Seaslope Road off-ramp No 33. Turn right at top of off-ramp - go across the highway - follow the road past Margate Country Club; Sebenza Nursery to the T-junction. Follow the sign: Sweetdale Adventure Camp and The Packshed - Fusion Food Restaurant. At the T-junction, turn right. After +/- 600m turn left into the Entrance: You will see the big sign: The Packshed, next to the Sign: Sweetdale Camp.
Wednesday - Saturday: 3:00pm to 10:00pm (3:00pm- 5:30pm for drinks and aperitif platters, kitchen closes at 9:00pm)
Sunday: 11:00am to 03:00pm, kitchen closes 2:30pm
Monday & Tuesday: closed
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am to 3:00pm (kitchen closes at 2:00pm), 5:30pm - 10:30pm (kitchen closes at 9:30pm)
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm (Kitchen closes at 2:30pm)