Kosher travellers planning a safari holiday in South Africa are well catered for at several luxury safari lodges. A number of exclusive lodges offer unforgettable safari experiences, at the same time ensuring that specific kosher dining requirements are met. What follows is a our pick of prime safari lodges that enable guests to keep kosher on safari in South Africa.
SAVANNA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE – Sabi Sand
At Savanna the kitchen has been designed to allow for kosher cooking in a separate zone, in accordance with kosher regulations. Kosher guests have the option of enjoying the same menu as non-kosher guests, or are welcome to give prior notice of a preferred meal plan. An ideal option for kosher guests is the Savanna Suite – a family or two couples may book this suite for their sole use, and it includes its own kitchen which is suitable for kosher food preparation. The services of a private chef and butler are included when the Savanna Suite is booked. Meals are then tailor-made around guests’ needs. Kindly note that additional charges may apply if full meals need to be brought in.
DULINI LODGE – Sabi Sand
Dulini Lodge is a seductive safari option, where visitors enjoy superb comforts in just a half-dozen ultra-luxurious cottages set along a riverbank. Provision of kosher food can be arranged with prior notice. Supreme meals are indulged in under great old jackalberry trees, or in a romantic candlelit wine cellar.
LION SANDS GAME RESERVE – Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park
Ivory Lodge and River Lodge at Lion Sands have a dedicated kosher kitchen on site. Three levels of kosher observance are in place, namely kosher “lite”, “medium” and “strict”. The latter provides for a private kosher chef at the lodge for the duration of the guests’ stay to prepare all meals under supervision of a Mashgiach. Costs are levied depending on the level of kosher observance required. Bookings for kosher guests need to be confirmed at least 30 says in advance.
ROYAL MALEWANE – Thornybush Reserve
Royal Malewane is a superb safari sanctuary in the greater Kruger National Park area of South Africa. This magnificent safari lodge offers first-rate kosher dining, much of which takes place outdoors. There is a fully kosher kitchen on site fitted with all the required equipment, and the chefs have been trained in accordance with the Beth Din. Evening meals are frequently taken in the starlit boma, with traditional song and dance to entertain the diners. A Bedouin tent makes for another exciting dining venue.
SINGITA CASTLETON – Sabi Sand
Singita Castleton is an exquisite exclusive-use lodge in the style of a country farmhouse, set in a pristine private game reserve. Kosher dining is available to guests, and needs to be booked in advance. Once there, a private staff of house manager, chef, housekeeper, ranger and tracker will facilitate a superb safari and a luxurious stay at this Singita haven of private luxury.
KINGS CAMP – Timbavati
Kings Camp is a beautiful Colonial-style safari lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve, where guests can enjoy all the comforts of five-star lodge, and kosher dining as required. Gourmet kosher cuisine is prepared fresh on site under the strictest Kashrut regulations. Catering is done through a licensed Mashgiach in a fully-equipped kosher kitchen certified by the Beth-Din Council of South Africa.
Kindly note that this list of kosher safari lodge kitchens may not be exhaustive. We will gladly source other suitable accommodations in South Africa to meet specific dining requirements. Travellers with particular dietary requirements should make these known at time of booking.
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