Posted by: gardner310 | September 30, 2009

African Relish-Gourmet South Africa

Ker & Downey, a luxury African tour operator, is offering a gourmet tour in South Africa centered around African Relish.  It is a fabulous opportunity to stay in unique properties and learn the fun of South African cuisine.  Contact me for any further information.

Activities and Adventures Included in Culinary South Africa

  • Private Bedouin dinner at Royal Malewane prepared by John Jackson
  • Game drives and safari activities at Royal Malewane
  • Hands on culinary experience and instruction at African Relish
  • 8 Course Gourmand at Le Quartier Francais prepared by Margot Janse
  • Full day winelands tour which includes stops at the Glen Wood and Moreson Wineries and Huguenot Chocolates
  • Full day Cape Peninsula tour
  • Cape Malay Cooking Safari and lunch
  • One dinner included at either the Nobu or Maze Restaurant at the One&Only
  • Private dinner & wine party at a South African home

Set in the quiet Karoo, the charming accomodations of African Relish are a combination of well-appointed and luxurious living space.  With the sound of trickling water nearby in this beautiful land of olives, figs, stone fruit, and vines, the African Relish is a haven in which to unwind.

Property Details

To accompany the feeling of simple living in the Karoo, African Relish features a comfortable selection of beautiful cottages for guest accommodations.

African Relish kitchen

African Relish kitchen

Upon first glance, the homely charm is obvious.  An unobtrusive white structure, the typical guest cottage is reminiscent of the historic homes of this region, with deep verandahs, shuttered windows and bougainvillea that welcomes you.  As you step inside, you will find even more of the Karoo romance in its beautifully appointed interior.  In keeping with the style of the architecture, each of the cottages feature subtle decor.  The finishes are designed for comfort and have a homely feel.  Vintage wooden furniture and side tables have been selected with care, adding to the home-grown aura.  A soft mattress and plump bedding will comfort you as you sleep while the rustic lamps bedside provide a source of warm and cozy lighting.  While the cottages are meant to tell the old stories of the Karoo, each also has its luxurious touches. Each suite has a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, large bedrooms with similarly large en suite bathrooms living areas and private gardens.

African Relish Chef

African Relish Chef

The cottages are in different locations in the village within walking distance of all amenities. The cottages date back to the late 18th century and have been carefully restored to retain their unique character and historic appeal. Each one has its own unique atmosphere and experience.


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