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All posts tagged: "makwetisafari"

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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A wild menu of survival

You are what you eat, or so they say.   Can you imagine this was true, I would think many of us would cringe to think what we would look like, how we would think or what would inspire us, based on what we had for breakfast.  Most of us, I dare say, would be horrified

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Just Ask Us! Do wild animals get tick bite fever like humans and domestic animals do?

Thank you for the question.  It’s a very relevant question for a number of reasons and one not easily answered in a short response.   There is so much we don’t know about tick borne diseases (TBD’s), and yet there is a ton of information on this as well. The short answer is “yes”, in some

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Saving the Precious Pangolin

To honour World Pangolin Day, Makweti guide, Neil Davison, asked world authority and research ecologist, Jonathan Swart, to tell us a little more about the elusive pangolin, the world’s most trafficked animal. Their discussion sheds light on what the current pangolin population faces, and what the Welgevonden Game Reserve is doing to ensure that these

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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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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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