Food and Wine

This mouth-watering recipe comes from Camp Jabulani’s Head Chef Andre Gerber, who has donned a camera in the kitchen in order to bring us step-by-step instructions for scrumptious meals. Or go one better, and visit the camp in person: Camp Jabulani is a prestigious safari camp in the Limpopo’s Kapama Game Game Reserve, bearing the … Continue reading “Much More than Wildlife at Camp Jabulani. Try the Wild Mushroom & Roast Cherry Tomato Gnocchi”

In celebration of Woman’s Day 2013 The Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris, will be hosting an exclusive gourmet evening at the Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Friday, 9 August. The hotel’s Executive Chef, Stephen Fraser, will join her to create a memorable foodie experience, so why not join them.

Anchored on a neatly vine-combed estate in the gorgeous Franschhoek Valley, Mont Rochelle is a place where, most certainly, you will sleep, eat and drink generously as you live on the grand land of the vine. This is Sir Richard Branson’s personal hotel and vineyard – a perfect place to sleep, eat and drink.

Arriving at Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa, post-ascent of the beautiful Helshoogte Pass, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d landed in paradise. “From the sky” – delaire – is a quality etched not only in the name itself, but thoroughly textured in the whole heavenly experience.  This is an utterly sumptuous stay on a wine farm (it … Continue reading “From the Heavens: Super-Fine Luxury Lodges, Wine and Art from the Gods at Delaire Graff in Stellenbosch”

Here’s a fantastic recipe for Malva Pudding – a good old South African favourite – from deep in the wilderness. It’s the recipe used at Garonga Safari Lodge in Makalali, Limpopo, where the meals are out of this world.

It could be yoga in a pristine reserve that takes your fancy, or hot-footing it through the fynbos with the kids to find Easter eggs, or a weekend learning the secrets of Italy’s well-known passion-foods. These, and all sorts of other things besides, are coming up in De Hoop Collection’s special packages for 2013.

South Africa’s climate begs for food feasts celebrated out in the open under big skies studded with stars. Here are some special feasting spots and, for that matter, places to stay in enormously good style.

It’s not just flowers that are bursting forth in the Cederberg. The new menu at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat is also full of the bounce of Spring, and re-emerging fresh and fabulous for Summer.

Think West Coast and notice how braais and bokkoms scurrel for top seed along with flowers and whales. Recently, braai’s on the West Coast have gathered an extra bit of glitz at Abalone House, sitting pretty beside the sea in small-town Paternoster. There, they’ve been re-invented as sumptuous, five-star fireside feasts.

Cape Town swarms with eateries of all types and tastes. When you fancy a feast from India in the gorgeous Mother City, these are some of the Indian Restaurants you could head for. Do book ahead – Cape Town is abuzz with visitors during holiday season and dining space needs reserving.

Whether it’s a simple afternoon tea cuppa you’re after on a day of sightseeing, or a more elaborate, belly-sagging high tea taken in the grand style we adopted from the English, we offer you a little outpouring of tantalising tea-stops in Cape Town. From the sublime and the pricey to the cheap and cheerily pleasurable, … Continue reading “A Clink & a Cuppa: Some Enticing Tea-Stops in Cape Town”

Casual-with-class, Reuben’s at The Robertson is The Robertson Small Hotel’s fabulous boutique-style bistro.  This is where you can sit back to a unique and sublimely palatable dining experience in characterful Robertson.  The menu, crafted by patron chef Reuben Riffel, is ever-in-transition, and in keeping with his acclaimed cooking style, “the flavours will whisk your memory off to … Continue reading “Food Glorious Food: Reuben’s at The Robertson”