Ficks Restaurant bucket list eatery

If Ficks isn’t on your bucket list yet, here’s why it should be

Pinchos, flammkuchen, cocktails & whale-watching 

Last updated: 19 February 2024

Carved into the cliffs of a historic tidal pool is a little slice of Croatia or Italy. Glamorous women in full bling pose for their best picture of the year; kids splash in the cool tidal pool, while parents watch them with ease. Ficks is a rare gem of a restaurant that many will only get to enjoy once in a lifetime. Here are all the must-tries at Ficks, from paella flammkuchen to whale watching. 

Ficks is set above a tidal pool that is safe for kids. Image: Ficks Restaurant 


Ficks is a two-minute drive from the Hermanus Waterfront, its entrance only slightly visible from the road. There’s a broad stone staircase that leads down to a tidal pool with wooden decks that hug the cliff contours (there’s also a smooth ramp that runs

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