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Chef Charles Heywood on Sustainable South African Cuisine

Talented Executive Chef, Charles Hayward and his team are committed to creating dishes that are big on flavour, using sustainably sourced ingredients. Here, he chats to us about his unpretentious approach to fine dining.

27th November 2017

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An Essential Guide to South African Wine

South African wine has always had a reputation for being ripe, full-bodied and fruity, but over the last two decades winemakers have been working behind the scenes to create a growing number of nuanced wines that have picked up awards left, right and centre. From signature South African grapes like Chenin Blanc and Syrah,

26th June 2017

A Cederberg Wine Tour
A Cederberg Wine Tour

Located at the foot of the Cederberg Mountains, most people come to Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat to experience the wonderful isolation of an expansive wilderness. The views here are, of course, remarkable – punctuated with rough and rocky outcrops and ancient sandstone formations – but there is another reason to stop by.

22nd December 2014

Recipe: Boerewors is king on National Braai Day

There’s nothing like the delicious smell of real home-made boerewors (sausage) sizzling on an open flame to remind us that we’re all South African. Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat’s talented chef Floris Smith’s traditional boerewors recipe will earn you plenty of kudos around the fire on ‘National Braai Day’. His take on one of

19th September 2014

Rooibos Milk Tart Recipe

Executive Chef at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, Floris Smith adds a twist to the South African dessert with this traditional rooibos milk tart recipe (melktert). Ingredients – Pastry: 500g cake flour 7.5ml cream of tartare 500g butter 200ml ice water Pinch of salt Ingredients – Milk Tart Filling: 500ml milk 1 cinnamon finger,

18th July 2014

Rooibos – The Wonder Plant

Rooibos is as much a part of the Bushmans Kloof experience as the warm, caring service and hospitality. They serve jugs of delicious Iced Rooibos Tea on arrival as a signature welcome drink, while and steaming pots of Rooibos tea are very popular at their legendary High Tea. The History The indigenous Rooibos plant (Aspalathus

27th March 2014

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Yoghurt, Honey and Oats Homemade Face Mask

A homemade Yoghurt, Honey and Oats face mask is the perfect pick-me-up to try at home.

19th September 2013

Recipe: How to make the perfect braai bread (roosterbrood)

A Sunday afternoon braai (barbeque) is a long standing South African tradition and is so much more than just a meal. It is a past time that has been passed down from generation to generation where family recipes become braai time favourites. There is nothing quite like breaking open a freshly baked roosterbrood and inhaling

12th August 2013

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The Perfect Dover Sole

Bea Tollman, President and Founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, shares one of her favourite dishes which also features in her recently published cookbook “A Life in Food”. Just one of the many signature dishes and guest favourites available at the hotels.

12th November 2009

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