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
The Packshed is tucked away from the hustle and bustle 3km from Margate Beach, settled in the heart of a natural, unspoilt 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)
Sunday: 11:00am to 03:00pm
Monday & Tuesday: closed
Please check our reviews on facebook: Reviews of the Packshed Fusion Food RestaurantThe Packshed Team
I had the chance, to have a look at the nearly finished re-building of the old banana packshed at Sweetdale into this absolutely lovely Restaurant. The ambience is mind blowing - something unique at the South Coast. I can't wait until they open in June 2017.Richard Ilsley
The menu creation - a combination of freshly grown herbs from the farm garden with coulorful ingredients - an out of the ordinary experienceSam Wenger
The fact, that students will be trained on a high level in this rustic farm style Restaurant, is beside the "once in a lifetime experience" of food and ambience, a reason for me to be a regular guest at the Packshed Restaurant.Lucy Miller