Summer’s bountiful harvest.

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Summer. Wishes to you for a happy, healthy and abundant 2022 from the African Relish team. What better way to start the new year than with a week of cooking classes and being able to use the harvest from our freshly minted Bard garden. The garden is bountiful and rewarding. The Chef’s Café is able ...

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No stone unturned

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The Bard Garden is our new potager in the cooking school grounds. The first phase of planting was completed on 27th October under a brooding indigo sky and the heavens opened within minutes of planting the last of the sunflower seeds. The process began by asking Brett Bard of Tortoiseback Vegan Haven to collaborate with ...

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Watch this space. The Bard Garden.

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Breaking ground, the beginnings of a sustainable fork to fork project. We are preparing the land for The Bard Garden. What was once lawn will become a 10 x 15m organic potager garden. The garden is based on permaculture principles and agro-ecological growing techniques. Devised by Brett Bard, the design concept is taken from The ...

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Happiness in the kitchen

Journal & Recipes

Cooking classes We’re happily busy in the kitchen, training, learning and giving cooking classes, furthermore winter is a good time to perfect our skills and learn new recipes for new courses. Indeed snow is on the Swartberg Mountains in view of the cooking school and the kitchen is a hearty place to be. Lockdown classes ...

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The secrets of winter in the Karoo

Journal & Recipes

Winter Warmers. Mid winter and the Karoo is a gem waiting to be visited, definitely the secret season. Warm sunny blue skies during the day although chilly at night. Our Winter Warmer accommodation special is just the trick for a weekend getaway for two, or a school holiday outing family of four. Our cottages have ...

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Action! It’s autumn, behind masks.

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Is there a change of season in the Karoo? Temperatures do begin to drop from April, the later sunrise and earlier sunset become more exquisite to watch, and local tourists make their way into the cooler landscape for cycling and exploring. African Relish enjoys the autumn with it’s holiday season and the activities we share ...

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If music be the food of love play on…

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It’s February – the month of love. There is a lot that we love about our business, and seeing as it is the shortest month of the year we thought we would reflect on its message. More than anything we love the fact that ‘We Are Open’! We love our town and its people, the ...

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All the updated holiday opening hours.

Chef's Café

CHEF’s CAFÉ On the verandah. Updated 24th December, Christmas eve open till 21:00. Closed: 25th December Xmas Day. Open Saturday 26th December Boxing Day from 12:00 to 21:00. Closed: Sunday 27th December. Open: 28th – 31st December, New Years Eve from 09:00 – 21:00 Open: 1st January from 16:00 to 21:00 for Pizza only. Open: ...

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Culinary adventures in the Karoo

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As summer beckons. The weather is treating us well. We’re planting up our vegetable boxes with aubergine, basil, peppers, chilli, rocket, spinach and  radishes and we have finished our spring cleaning. Thank you to the many loyal local travellers and new adventurers for visiting us as lockdown regulations ease. And here’s to those first international ...

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Springing ahead, one level at a time.

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Opening up. Spring in the Karoo is always a wonderful experience. The days are longer and the air warm in the evenings. Right now the recent rain has given us a freshly pressed look and feel. Seemingly local travelers are feeling the need to stretch their legs away from the city and in the absence ...

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