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African Relish Cooking School

South Africa's Great Karoo is an ancient, rich land of vast plains and endless blue mountains whose little towns reflect and embrace the multi-ethnic and cultural heritage of its early inhabitants: indigenous Koi and San tribesmen, Dutch and British settlers and the early slaves. This area's culinary traditions include dishes passed down over centuries, with fascinating ingredients and prepared with age-old methods. The Karoo's charming village of Prince Albert, poised at the foot of the Swatberg Pass - a Word Heritage Site - is home to the African Relish Cooking School. A stay here is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Package Inclusions (4 days/3 nights):

  • 3 nights accommodations at the African Relish guesthouses. Artfully renovated and restored, they offer well-appointed, luxurious living space, privacy and serenity. Each is a historical little haven.
  • Cooking lessons and demonstrations in the state-of-the-art kitchen at African Relish. Using local Prince Albert seasonal produce - vegetables, fruit, herbs and the famous fragrant lamb - a colorful and delicious array of South African and Karoo dishes will be created and enjoyed.
  • All meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 Great Karoo Brunch, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and tastings including traditional Karoo cocktails with locally produced Witblitz - a traditional distilled drink.
  • Visits to local markets and producers e.g. cheese makers, fruit farmers and olive oil tastings.
  • Unique experiences: a ghost walk and village ramble led by a local historian and storyteller and a nature excursion led by a renowned botanist.

Priced from $1,200 per person, based on double occupancy.

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