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Seasoned Safari – Culinary Experiences

A Summer Breakfast – Makweti Vetkoek

Nothing beats getting up to a day of adventure and African safaris, especially when it begins with mouthwatering pastries and steaming, strong coffee. One such pastry that remains a firm favourite at Makweti, and South Africa as a whole, is the traditional vetkoek (pronounced “Fet-cook”). Speculated to be a derivative of the early Dutch settlers’

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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 and

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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, our

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Spice up Heritage Day with Makweti Malay Sosaties

Grilling is a big part of the culture in many countries. Here in South Africa, across all of our cultures, it’s almost a part of our DNA! Traditionally, it’s called a braai (an Afrikaans word, which means “grill or barbecue”) and these tender, spicy sosaties are a popular favourite. Where Does The Name Sosatie Come

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Reminiscing Makweti’s Nostalgic Winter Recipes

At Makweti Safari Lodge, we’ve found ways to give the winter chill a certain charm, with our blazing fireplaces, plush blankets and steaming morning drive coffee laced with a smooth shot of Amarula. To bring warmth to the bellies of our guests, our chefs have also turned to some of our most-loved winter recipes –

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Makweti Traditional Breakfast

While we all enjoy a traditional english breakfast from time-to-time, here at Makweti, we love to introduce local flavour into our cuisine! One of our favourite dishes is our Makweti Traditional Breakfast, where we bring boerewors, chakalaka and Zulu steam bread to the breakfast table in style and true South African flavour! A few fun

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Bringing the Beach to the Bush – East Coast Prawn Curry

In the words of novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, “Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.” Few foods are as culturally-rich and – if we’re honest – irrational as a spicy-hot east coast curry. And yet, the cravings arise. We’re not all beef and venison in the bush – Even here, we

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