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10 Quintessential South African Ingredients – What Every Chef Has In His Larder
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10 Quintessential South African Ingredients – What Every Chef Has In His Larder

South Africa's gastronomy is coming of age as chef's begin to experiment with indigenous foods and plants to create a cuisine that is bursting with unusual flavours and sharp contrasts, and is quintessentially South African.We've compiled a list of ten ing...
30 Things You Need To Do Before You Can Call Yourself A Capetonian
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30 Things You Need To Do Before You Can Call Yourself A Capetonian

Before you call yourself a Capetonian, there are 30 things you need to do in order to earn this title... 1. Climb Table Mountain You've actually hiked the mountain, not done it by cable-car (anyone can do that!).Favourite hikes include: Skeleton Gorge to...
Bo Kaap Kombuis – warm hospitality and the best Bobotie ever
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Bo Kaap Kombuis – warm hospitality and the best Bobotie ever

The only complaint I have with The Bo Kaap Kombuis is that we went for dinner and because it was dark we could not appreciate what must be an incredible view of Table Mountain and the City Bowl below it. Bo-Kaap is the oldest settlement of the South African Ma...
Cape Malay Cooking Safari – Follow your nose, spice up your life
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Cape Malay Cooking Safari – Follow your nose, spice up your life

On the list of things to do in a lifetime; finally learning how to fold a samoosa can be satisfied. On a list of things to taste in a sip; a soft rose-scented milk (faloodah) will soothe. On a list of things to master in a pot; a Cape curry will cure. Enrol in...
Bo Kaap – A Visitors Perspective
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Bo Kaap – A Visitors Perspective

Bo Kaap’s location, just above Cape Town’s busy CBD, may be explicitly stated in its name (bo meaning ‘above’ in Afrikaans), but that’s just about the only thing obvious or boring about this quarter of culture in Cape Town. Tucked into the slopes of Signal Hil...