Posted on Wed April 24, 2024.

African Relish is not just a cooking school; it's an experience. We believe that cooking is an art, a celebration and a journey.

An Experience in the Heart of the Karoo

Our cooking classes are designed to immerse you in the unique and diverse culinary traditions of the Karoo. Led by experienced chefs and local experts, these classes are an opportunity to hone your skills, explore new ingredients, and create mouthwatering dishes inspired by the region's rich culinary tapestry.


Extend your culinary adventure by turning it into a getaway. Explore the quaint town of Prince Albert, known for its historic architecture and friendly locals. Immerse yourself in the unique flora and fauna of the Karoo National Park, just a stone's throw away. At night, relax under the starlit Karoo sky, savouring the flavours of the day's creations in the tranquil ambiance of African Relish. Join us for a cycle experience surrounded by the Karoo's untouched landscapes. Our venue offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Let the beauty of the landscape rejuvenate your spirit.


We’re created our ‘Two Night Karoo Experience’ to give you a slice of what African Relish and Prince Albert have to offer.

This offer includes 2 night’s self-catering accommodation and a half day cooking class.Couples rate is R1 950pp and our Family of 4 rate is R6 350. Read more about it here and make a booking.Explore our offering of cooking courses here and the variety of available tours and experiences here.


A Culinary Venue for Your Event

African Relish is well known as a culinary venue. Our cooking school boasts a charming courtyard garden, olive orchard, and vegetable gardens, creating the perfect ambiance for memorable gatherings.
Whether you prefer long tables in the open air or tented events, our versatile spaces cater to your needs. From intimate celebrations to larger gatherings of up to 100 guests, we provide the ideal setting for weddings, birthdays, christenings, or corporate events.

In addition to our beautiful surroundings, we offer access to our cooking school courtyard and covered areas, ensuring a seamless experience rain or shine. Our comprehensive services include everything from cakes, flowers, and decor to pizza parties and picnic baskets. Our team will ensure that every detail of your event is taken care of with care and attention.


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Journey To Jazz


We’re thrilled to be a part of this festival for its second year running this year, taking place from 1-5 May 2024.
Journey to Jazz is an annual Karoo festival drawing inspiration from the history, art and natural environment of the Prince Albert desert. This intimate and bespoke experience offers a week of music, masterclasses, food and nature all at the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. A full programme of local and international artists perform throughout the town in restaurants, on farms and in churches. The Prince Albert Community Trust and the locals curate a community events programme which sees visitors camping under the stars, doing yoga at sunrise and walking the Wolwekraal conservancy. Find out more here.

Try out these ‘BOERE DIM SUM’

5 portions of 6 (makes 30)



500g boerewors

125ml chopped spring onions

1 chilli, chopped

3 cm ginger, peeled and grated

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons of soya sauce

1 tablespoon of fish sauce

Wonton wrappers from your local supermarket

Oil to fry

Flour water

Vinegar water



Remove boerewors meat from casing

Add all the ingredients (accept wrappers, oil, flour and vinegar water) mix well.

Assemble dumpling, place 1,5 teaspoon of filling in centre of each wrapper.

Rub edge with water and pinch edges of half moon together.

Add oil to frying pan.

When hot add dumplings to pan.

Mix 2 tablespoons of flour to ½ cup of water

As soon as dumpling sizzles in pad, add a drizzle of flour water to just cover base of pan

Add a little vinegar water

Cover with bamboo steamer lid

Wait till snowflake foot covers bottom of pan

Add more flour water and vinegar water if necessary