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Makweti Safari Lodge Stokbrood (Bread on Stick)

When it comes to dining al fresco under Africa’s star-scattered skies, there’s little that can compare with the simple enjoyment of fresh bread baked over an open fire – the aroma of homemade dough mingled with the crisp outdoors. At Makweti, we pair this uncomplicated, hearty treat with a mug of lightly-curried, smooth butternut soup,

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Lentil Bobotie Cigars – A Vegetarian Delight

One of Makweti’s most popular hors d’œuvres are our homemade, bite-sized Bobotie Cigars  – a perfect combination of traditional South African cuisine and delicate fine dining. Of course, we couldn’t let our vegetarian guests miss out on the full flavour of this mouthwatering treat, so we’ve concocted a lentil-based recipe that’s just as good! The

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Makweti Crunchies – a Decadent Daybreak

If there’s one thing that we do particularly well in South Africa, it’s creating “padkos” which, literally translated from Afrikaans, means “way food”, or “food for the road”. A local favourite snack and traditionally South African, the oat crunchie is a way of life and travel in South Africa – easy to pack into a

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Spiced Pear, Amarula Ganache and Chocolate Roulade

The Marula tree has graced the earth since around 10,000BC, forming part of many age-old legends, a sacred and intricate thread of African culture and heritage. The local people have revered the Marula tree for hundreds of years, calling it ‘The Elephant Tree’ because its succulent fruit attracts elephants (and many other animals) from miles

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A Sweet and Nutty Caffeine Fix – Coffee Pecan Nut Pie

Although pecan nuts are not naturally endemic to South Africa – they are an American nut tree – an unlikely but fortuitous chain of historical events brought them to South African soils many years ago. In the late 1800s, politician and mining magnate Cecil John Rhodes dreamed of a continent connected by railway, from Cape

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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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