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Tel:078 812 7272

Contact: The Team

Address: Sweetdale, Old Izotsha Road, Margate 4275

Hours: Mon - Fri: Mon Closed. Tuesday - Friday: 11h30 to 19h00 for orders
Saturday: 11h30 to 19h00 for orders
Sunday: 11h30 to 14h00

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The Packshed Restaurant

is a Cosmopolitan, trendy and simply delightful restaurant and function venue.


The Packshed is located at Sweetdale Estate on the old Izotsha Road, Margate and a landmark venue on the Lower South Coast,  KwaZulu-Natal.

Style and Ambience

Our venue offers something totally different from the norm and unlike anything else available locally – its modern, yet rustic style creates a romantic and warm atmosphere with beautiful views to complete the perfect setting.

Kitchen – View ‘Chefs in action’

A ‘see through’ kitchen enables you to take a sneak peek at the Chefs in action where you can watch them cooking your gourmet meal with organic vegetables and fruits from our own farm.

Inspired from our travels around the world over the past few years, we were inspired by many of the things we 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 our travels and 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.

Meet the Team – Hands-On owners

The Packshed is owned and managed by four young Swiss entrepreneurs – Daniel, Connie, Sam, Mario and Executive Chef Brandon together with Front of House Lincoln.

Every member embraced the vision of creating a place that incorporates freshness, honesty, love, sustainability and support of the local community.

We invite you to come and enjoy a stunning meal in our most unusual, natural and beautiful setting. 

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.

Get to know us, share some of our passions for taste, experience, and simple pleasures.

Visit our Website for Menus, Specials, Make a Reservation or more information.

Please note:  Current Lockdown regulations allow for Take Away and Deliveries only – No sit down meals allowed.

The Farm Stall

We are thrilled to have our innovative Farm Stall at The Packshed stocked with exquisite homemade produce from our excellent team of chefs.

Stroll through the shop and taste some of our delicious farm inspired products. The range includes, but are not limited to:

  • large variety of Chutneys including roasted red pepper chutney or a pineapple chutney
  • jams with a difference like apple and cranberry and an all time favourite, our famous orange marmelade
  • sauces
  • pesto
  • fresh bread
  • pasta
  • flour
  • infused butters such as cranberry and sage, blue cheese and rosemary and more.

Frozen delicacies

A wide range of frozen delicacies are available and include:

  • duck breasts
  • whole duck
  • springbok carpaccio
  • smoked salmon
  • beef and chicken lasagne
  • ostrich fillet
  • parmesan chicken strips
  • chorizo
  • parmesan chicken schnitzels

The frozen delicacies offered may change from time to time so to avoid disappointment, please call in or visit the Farm Stall.

Produce from local farms and specialities

In addition to our own produce, we also offer produce from other local farms and some specialties from overseas, like the good old Swiss Chocolate.

All homemade products are inspired by the harvest from our farm.

We are the proud owners of an ecologically aquaponic system and organic vegetable and fruit gardens.  Part of our produce includes the farming of the tasty and delicate Pink Oyster mushrooms.

Bring a little “piece” of The Packshed to your home and add the special twist to your home cooking.

Weddings and Functions

This incredible hideaway where one can find the tranquility of the lush coastal bushes whilst being within easy reach of the coastal towns, makes for a Perfect Setting for your Perfect Day!

Space for up to 250 guests and an outdoor wedding ceremony area, The Packshed at Sweetdale Estate is the perfect choice for couples seeking that special place where memories are made to last a life time and many insider tips to make the day just perfect.

With a vast experience of hosting over 300 weddings and functions around the world, our professional team can assist you in every detail and will help you create memories for a lifetime.

The outdoor ceremony area is furnished with beautiful hand crafted wooden benches and an impressive steel arch in front of a rusted wall.

Waiters in bow ties oversee the welcome reception and refresh guests with a homemade berry champagne punch and customised Menu to delight the bridal couple and all the guests.

Warm fairy lights and lanterns light up the wooden terrace, which leads through to the restaurant.

Pallet lights hang from the high ceiling while the fire and dozens of candles add to the ambience.

The large ‘see through’ kitchen enables you and your guests to take a sneak peek of the chefs in action, enjoy the food and the celebrations.

Call the Team – We here to assist you!

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