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Splash of Pink Bubbly Festival

The annual Paul Rene Splash of Pink bubbly festival is held in Robertson, a mere two hour drive out of Cape Town, South Africa.

A weekend of wine on the Breede River

This year’s Wine on the River festival in Robertson was a great success, showing that wine tourism is growing as healthily as the vines and the grapes in the region.

A weekend away in the Paarl winelands

Exploring the wondrous scenery, historical charm, impressive architecture, glorious wine and fruit farms, and environmental delights that Paarl has to offer.

A foodie weekend away in Hermanus

Enjoy the best restaurants in Hermanus, South Africa as you get lost down cute side-streets, eclectic markets and some of the most amazing whale-watching opportunities in Africa.

6 things to do in the Robertson Wine Valley

The towns of Robertson, McGregor, Montagu, Ashton and Bonnievale combine to make up the Robertson Wine Valley – an area that features stunning scenery with awesome opportunities to wine and dine, all led by the most friendly wine-makers, chefs and farm owners.

Things to do in spring into Cape Town

It’s springtime in Cape Town, which means that not only are the flowers out but so are the people! With festivals, parties and outdoor activities galore, you’ll never have a boring moment in the Mother City!

10 things to do in Kogelberg

The Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, which stretches between Elgin, Grabouw, Kleinmond and Betty’s Bay, has so many things to offer!

South Africa’s Street Food Festival

Cow cheeks, mielies, samoosas, shisa nyama, bunny chows, gatsbys, rotis and vetkoek are all on offer this year at South Africa’s Street Food Festival!

Ready, steady, cook – in the bush!

One of the many things Tanda Tula is known for is offering guests exquisite bush cuisine, but running a bush kitchen certainly comes with a few logistical challenges.

Recipe: Date and cashew nut stuffed duck

Ryan Mullet, the head chef at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, shares his delicious recipe for duck hind quarters stuffed with dates and cashew nuts, served with buttermilk pap and chakalaka.

Cape Town Eats (and eats…and eats)!

You’ve heard of Cape Town being referred to as the ‘Mother City’? Did you know that she’s a ‘Yummy Mummy’ too? We strode down many an interesting trail, some trodden and some less so, falling head over heels for mother Cape Town on this gourmet walking tour led by a gourmand herself; local guide Pam of […]

Top 10 Franschhoek Restaurants

With stately manor houses and vineyards setting the scene, the Cape wineland region is famed for being the culinary capital of South Africa. Here are ten, top Franschhoek eateries: 1. Monte Rochelle’s Country Kitchen is like a scene from provincial France – fillet medallions and asparagus risotto can be enjoyed outside on a cobbled terrace, overhung […]

Recipe: Justin Bonello’s Easy Egg Bomb Breakfast

Justin Bonello shares this delicious get-up-and-go brekkie. It’s so quick and easy he even managed to cook it while in the Lesotho Highlands, filming for his television series Cooked in Africa (see podcast below). What you’ll need Cup cake tray Puff pastry, cut into squares Eggs Toppings: Smoked salmon, spring onions, capers & crème fraiche Vegetarian: […]

Tarzan Roast

This recipe goes to Braam Kruger in whose book Provocative Cuisine I first discovered the primordial method……he calls it Tarzan Roast… Serves 10 – 12 You will need: 3 ½ kg fatty leg of lamb, with the shank intact – very important Sprig of rosemary Couple of whole chillies (as hot as you can handle) […]

Roast Chicken and Wild Mushroom Pie

Winter is fast approaching Southern Africa and so is the need for some good, hearty home-cooked food. Try this tasty free-range chicken and wild mushroom pie as part of a wholesome Sunday lunch. Recipe feeds 10 – 12 Ingredients 2 free-range organic chickens olive oil 2 teaspoons of Maldon sea salt Crushed black pepper to […]

Grilled Tilapia with baby potatoes

Fish, Oh how I love fish! I am such a seafood fiend! I eat more fish than other proteins these days. Let’s start with tilapia, a firm favourite in Nigeria. I made a whole grilled tilapia over the weekend for lunch with some baby potatoes and it was divine. Here are some pictures and a recipe. […]

Boerewors Cannelloni

What’s better after a long day than a hearty pasta?  Fresh Pasta Rules – you’re tongue-dead if you can’t tell the difference, capiche! Make sure you buy (or make) fresh cannelloni strips. Fry up some boerewors (a traditional South African sausage) and make a white sauce and your own tomato sauce to which you add a handful […]

Moreish Morocco winner!

In our last issue of Safari interactive magazine we teamed up with Riad Monceau in Marrakech to offer a 3 night-stay in a double room and a traditional Moroccan cookery class for two people.  Pete Luellen, who currently lives near Ithaca in the USA, has been picked as our lucky winner! On receiving the good news, […]

The Ultimate Tiramisu

Rumour has it that originally this recipe had no liquor as it was intended for children and the elderly…if this is true, then I say change is good!

The Best of Moroccan Cuisine: an Introduction

If you are in the process of planning a vacation to Morocco, then it is important to have your finger on the pulse of the best restaurants and haute cuisine in Marrakech, Fes (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and Essaouira. Eating in Morocco is an experience that is second to none when travellers pair their choice of […]

Three Bean and Tomato Soup

You’ll Need:   1 onion, roughly chopped a couple of cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced a good dollop of olive oil ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon Hungarian paprika 2 tins good quality whole peeled tomatoes 8 ripe tomatoes, quartered (skin and all) 1 tin chickpeas 1 tin sugar beans 1 tin butter beans […]

Talk Radio on Morocco

The week before last I was interviewed by talk show host Jenny Crwys-Williams about an article I wrote in Safari on food in Morocco. Jenny is a journalist who moved into electronic media after a successful audio test with the BBC in London in the 80s. Her interviews at Talk Radio 702 have included Archbishop […]

ComeDine!

Planning a trip to South Africa? You’ve probably gone ahead and booked your accommodation and activities already. Well, now, for the fist time, you can book all those recommended restaurant tables online too. Search, review, look for restaurants in your proximity, book, dine! With ComeDine and www.comedine.mobi. The launch of ComeDine, an online and mobi […]

Justin’s Slow Cooked Oxtail

Oxtail takes looong to make, so do this when you’ve got time to drink wine and chill at home with friends and family.

“Padkos” (Road Trip Food)

  We’ve all been on the road, stopped at one of those places that promises good food, good pies, good times, bought our padkos and hit the road only to discover once again that what we’ve bought tastes terrible. My solution is to make my own padkos before I leave home.

Amarula and Chocolate Pancakes

Amarula is a creamy liquer made from the fruits of the African Marula tree. It can be difficult to find outside of Africa, in which case you can use Baileys as a substitute.  

The Italian Potjie with Gnocchi

  Ingredients for the potjie – 2-3 kg free range Karoo lamb knuckles – 1 onion – chopped – 3-4 garlic cloves – crushed – 2-3 leeks – sliced – 2 tins good quality baby tomatoes – 1 punnet fresh baby tomatoes – whole – 300-500 ml organic beef stock (this gives the basic flavour […]

Tin Cup Breakfast

This is poached eggs…bundu style…   For two people you’ll need: 2 tin mugs 4 free range or organic eggs This basic breakfast allows for fillings of your choice – from mushrooms and crispy bacon to cherry tomatoes and mature cheddar and everything in-between. Whatever combination gets you going! If it needs cooking (like bacon) […]

King Mackerel Bruschetta

King Mackerel Bruschetta   We were lucky enough to make this on a tropical beach in Mozambique, but’s it’s just as lekker when made for mates on the braai in my back garden. We used king mackerel, but any oily fish, like yellow tail, will do the trick!