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All posts tagged: "safari lodge"

Smoked Salmon Mousse with Steamed Zulu Bread Melba Toast

In the early 1900s, the method of smoking was developed to further preserve salted fish, so that it could travel longer and provide sustenance to soldiers in remote locations. Who could have forecast that this mouthwatering delicacy would become a worldwide favourite for people of many cultures? One such iconic use of smoked fish is

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Makweti Chicken Biryani – a Feast for Fellowship

South Africa is an eclectic mixing pot of diverse cultures adopted from different territories – not only from the southern African region but from all over the world. Spanning centuries, native folk, Dutch settlers, British colonists, French Huguenot and Mediterranean settlers, and Indian emigrants have all contributed to shaping our country for what it is

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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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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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My Home, Your Home

We were drifting.  The process of going with the flow, with little effort but much to gain.  Entranced by the peace and quiet, we were focused but none the less drifting.   Up in the open grasslands close to where Welgevonden Game Reserve and Marakele National Park meet, an area dotted with numerous segwapi or white

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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 the

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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 to

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