From the earliest days of South Africa’s history, food has set the social scene in the Karoo. It was a treat, a reward, and a way to welcome guests and bid farewell to friends. Karoo food is as limitless as the land – vast, diverse, all-consuming. And like the land, the cuisine captivates visitors, enticing them back time and time again to experience the culinary delights.
Wine & Dine in Matjiesfontein
Johnnie will welcome you as you step back into time in the magical town. Fun for both kids and adults alike. Visit The Laird’s Arms a quiet pint or pub in the historic, saloon-like atmosphere for lunch. The Dining Room at The Lord Milner Hotel has been serving guests for the last 120 years, enjoy a selection of fine wines from across the region. Allow the kids to explore this charming little town on foot and hop on an old English red bus for the shortest tour in South Africa, guided by the hilarious entertainer Johnnie. Wine and dine in a Victorian styled setting stocked with antiques when visiting Matjiesfontein. The Karoo lamb curry is a traditional favourite.
African Relish is a recreational cooking school in Prince Albert. Go on a culinary journey by partaking in their ‘Anytime cooking courses’, perfect for the passing traveller with a wide choice of cooking themes and specialized activities. The classes vary from half-day to full-day. Learn how to cook delicious meals and the famous Karoo Lamb.
Olive Grove Guest Farm
Olive Grove Karoo Guest Farm lies near Beaufort West. Guests staying over can enjoy a Karoo olive and game farm experience. Olive Grove provides its guests with a delicious Karoo breakfast and dinner options ranging from a traditional Karoo three-course meal to braai options available on request. Families can enjoy a wide array of eco-activities to enjoy, from bird watching, hiking, farm tours, a mountain bike trail, and canoeing.
Experience the Karoo life on the historic and beautiful farm Badsfontein near Murraysburg. Specializing in personalized cooking classes, this is fun for the whole family. Breathe in the fresh Karoo air while learning to cook seasonal country delicious dishes from a Karoo cook & professional chef. This is a fun experience that needs to be booked in advance. Your hosts will take you on a culinary journey through traditional classics, with contemporary twists.