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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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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For the fun of cooking.

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A 2020 beginning. It’s 2020. Summer is here. School is back. Holidays are over. The African Relish team has gathered in the shade of the verandah for a breather and our first weekly meeting to plan the year ahead. 2019 was a bumper year where we hosted more guests than ever before.  We aim, through ...

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Karoo holidays

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Our town is a buzz this summer as guests spend Christmas or New Years holidays with us, or spend a night in the Karoo as they drive through to their final destinations. The African Relish culinary hub of cooking school, Chef’s Café and Deli is open during the festive season except on Christmas, and Boxing ...

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Getting ready for the summer holidays or a wedding?

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African Relish gets festive in the Karoo. It is soon time for the school holidays and festive celebrations or even a wedding for the summer. Our foodie haven has the following offerings to tempt you.  Gifts  The deli has three gift bag options – our cloth tote bag filled with a bottle of red wine, ...

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A small town business

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African Relish cooking school is 11 years old and has survived the challenges of opening and running a small business in a remote town.  South African small towns that are positioned as getaway destinations like Paternoster, Greyton and Dullstroom, have the advantage of higher occupancy by being relatively close to an urban center.  However, they ...

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Ferment

Journal & Recipes

Winter moments and inspiration The winter school holiday is over. The good times we shared with holiday makers and kids in our kitchen is over. In the more quieter moments we have in the kitchen we take time to test new recipes and make use of winter citrus for pickling and preserving. Our chef Camilla received ...

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Veld botanicals and foraging tour with Dr Sue Dean

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On Saturday 23 June, Dr Sue Dean and three African Relish guests ventured up the Gordon Koppie to forage and explore what the veld had to offer. Canadian Marie-Louise and Joburg based friends Mary and Jonathan enjoyed their morning sourcing material for their cooking class with resident chef Camilla Comins. Plants on the Koppie They had a ...

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