Why do some Kudu bulls and Buffalo have mud on their horns?
Colin Responds The kudu male, a wily creature with superb bushcraft, is usually shy and retreating to the point he and his kind have been called “the grey ghosts of Africa”. They seem to quite literally melt away when disturbed, leaving one with the question: “Was he actually there?” Indeed, their coloration lends them theRead More
Makweti’s Passion Fruit Crème Brûlée
Although the origin of the iconic Crème Brûlée remains a mystery, it’s believed to have first appeared in Europe during the 1400s. However, the Crème Brûlée became officially recognised cuisine in 1691, when it finally appeared in a French cookbook written by the illustrious chef François Massialot, a Parisian chef who served princes, dukes andRead More
Makweti’s homemade lemon meringue ice cream
Summer in South Africa is all about exploring the great outdoors, soaking up the sunshine (we recommend SPF 30+!), and finding ways to celebrate this glorious season with family and friends. What better way to cool down on a hot summer day than to indulge in a serving of wickedly-sweet ice cream. At Makweti, ourRead More
Just Ask Us! Why do Nightjars sit on the Road at night, and so often?
Neil responds There is much to be discussed on this matter, however the reason or reasons appear obvious once known. Nightjars, as their name would suggest are nocturnal birds who spend their days well concealed, resting up either on branches of trees or on the ground. Camouflage is key. Once night falls, they take toRead More
The Greatest Love Story
Flowers. Symbols of love, of hope and joy, perhaps of prosperity. Given as gifts for forgiveness, for admiration, adoration, for death and consolation. Their perfume, an intoxicating vapour that excites, makes giddy, sometimes disgusts and even cause you to faint. They hold much power and symbolism to us, but their hidden strength tells of aRead More
Just Ask Us! Why do only some birds migrate, and do they eat when migrating, on route?
Colin responds. Migration is usually a seasonal movement from an area entering a colder, leaner time (winter) to an area that is warmer and where food is still readily available. This covers two important factors conducive to breeding: a suitable climate and access to abundant energy resources. Birds that remain in the former area mostRead More
World Rhino Day
Conservation is an emotional sport. You win some, you lose some but you cannot give up the game. It’s not a professional sport at that, there is certainly very little funding available for the incumbent players and most go unnoticed, the mere minnows that are overshadowed by the big names. It makes for a fantasticRead More