Novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19

Monday 23 March 2020


As you are no doubt now aware South Africa goes into lockdown at midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020.

We at the Wild Fig in anticipation of this announcement, for our staff and customers safety and in the face of seriously diminishing revenue from fewer customers, and the inevitable government shutdown, had closed our doors today, Monday 23 March 2020.

The close is indefinite till this crisis is over and we are allowed to open again.

We had a lunch with all the staff and said our goodbyes. We will be helping the staff financially as best we can and we hope the government comes to the party as it says it will do.


If you have made a booking with us during this period till 14 April it is obviously cancelled. We expect the government lockdown could be for longer than this so we will not be taking bookings for events or meals before May at present and even then those will have to be provisional.

Deposits paid can be refunded or retained and a new date made for your booking well into the future

Telephone and Email contact

We will be contactable through the usual channels. Telephone 021 448 0507 and email Please send an email rather than leaving a message on the telephone, but we will regularly check the answering machine.

Our message to you

Thank you all for your support over the years and we look forward to being back in business in a few months. Stay safe at home in this time. To all those who will be at the forefront of fighting this virus, stay safe as you can and thank you.