Christmas Celebrations

If you are planning to head to the beautiful Dolphin Coast for your summer holidays, don’t worry about the stress of cooking a giant Christmas lunch while on vacation. There are plenty of fantastic restaurants that are offering delicious Christmas meals so you can relax and enjoy your summer holiday. Contact Utopia Ballito to find your perfect holiday accommodation for a summer vacation on the Ballito coast.

Christmas Lunch

Zimbali Christmas Lunch

The Coral Tree restaurant at the Fairmont Zimbali is hosting a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. There will be a guest appearance by Santa and live music at the event. Relax and enjoy the beautiful ocean views from the windows of the Coral Tree. Cost R1295 per person, kids under 12 are half price and kids under 6 are free. Bookings are essential.

Two Shrimps

Enjoy a 3-course meal with breaker views of the ocean at the Two Shrimps Restaurant situated at the Canelands Hotel. Highlights of this meal include linefish with caper butter sauce, honey and mustard glazed gammon, a sinful dark chocolate mousse. The menu includes a number of options to suit everyone and is available to view on their website. The Christmas lunch costs R695 per person and kids under 12 are half-price.

The Oyster Box

The Grill Room at the Oyster Box is offering a lavish seven-course meal that includes a cheese platter and petit fours. Enjoy live music and festive entertainment to help you celebrate Christmas. After your meal, take a walk around this famous hotel to see the incredible ocean views and the lighthouse. The cost per person is R2250 and booking is essential for this popular Christmas lunch.

Butcher Block Ballito

This restaurant is situated near the beachfront in Ballito so you can enjoy a walk along the beachfront after your delicious Christmas lunch. Butcher Block is offering a three-course meal for R225 per person. You will need to pre-pay for the meal at the time of booking. Highlights of the lunch include cranberry and port glazed gammon, flame-roasted sirloin, and a traditional Christmas pudding. Each table will be decorated with Christmas crackers and a range of chocolate delights.


Christmas Eve Dinner Options


The Fig Tree restaurant at the Simbithi Country Club is hosting a festive Christmas Eve Dinner. Highlights of the buffet meal include smoked salmon and avocado cream cocktail, roast Christmas turkey with sage and cashew nut stuffing, and Christmas pudding with a brandy toffee sauce. The cost is R420 per person and includes delicious eggnog on arrival and a Christmas cracker.


The Coral Tree restaurant at the Fairmont Zimbali is offering a Christmas Eve dinner for R450 per person with kids under 12 at half price and under 6’s are free. The buffet dinner has a Christmas theme and includes a number of traditional items. Enjoy the stunning ocean views from the restaurant while you have a relaxing festive meal. 


Contact Utopia Ballito to find your perfect holiday accommodation on the Dolphin Coast.

Elsbeth Terblanche

Elsbeth Terblanche

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