GREAT MEALS PREPARED BY GREAT BUSH CHEFS
One of the things that make camping great under all conditions are your meals. One thing is for sure, if you have a comfortable place to sleep a good meal and can swallow it down with a great wine you can camp anywhere anytime.
We will share with you a some of the recipes that we use on our excursions. These recipes were shared at campsite around campfires. This is not our copyrighted recipes, however, we have tried and tested and kept the best. Believe me when I say, there are some recipes with the weirdest combinations that is really not tasting good at all, and then you find those recipes where you just can't stop eating.
When in the veld acting as a bush chef you have to use what is available, gas stoves, Webber braai, open fires e.g. for breakfast Bacon and Eggs are still one of the preferred meals by most of our clients and don’t forget about the roerbraai brunch/pizza, boerewors-roll lunch and the Potjie Kos, Pot Brood evening meals, steaks, ribs, lamb all covered with a great sauce, chips as a side dish and some dessert for the sweet tooth.
Spices are critical to the flavour of a good meal and we love spices, from hol brand kerrie, Tabasco, paprika, salt and pepper and the list can go on forever. As weight is always in consideration we try to limit our spices to what we will need for the specific menu on the trip, but you can always find a bush chef with some secret spices hidden away.
You can learn the great skill of outdoor cooking in Africa with our Safari Cooking Course. This course will enable you to use limited resources in the Africa wilderness to prepare a great tasting meal, anywhere anytime.
Travelling into Africa has its own perils - you are not always sure whether you will access to fresh water and there are restrictions in various countries on the movement of foodstuff, especially raw meat, dairy and poultry products. Somewhere you might get stuck as a result of foodstuff being confiscated due to animal disease control measures like Mouth-and-foot-disease [MFD] or even a disease like Rift Valley Fever or swine flu or bird flu.
Setting up a picnic at a game reserve is always fun and above we have a couple of ideas.
It is of no use getting upset with the Police or veterinary officials at road blocks or veterinary control gates if they do confiscate your foodstuffs - they are simply doing their jobs. The secret is in doing proper planning for your meals, water and beverages on safari.
South Africans are known for their love for "braaivleis en pap" [barbeque and a maize/corn porridge]. And if you take away their meat they get very upset.
Safari meals or dinners do not have to consist of meat related dishes - you can be stylish by pre-cooking a lot of your meals and freeze it. Normally only raw meats are confiscated and once you have pre-cooked it, it will not be confiscated.
When planning for foodstuff or meals on safari try those foodstuff that has the least weight - use dry foods like pastas, maize, soups, dry bread mix to bake your own "potjie" bread etc.
Some of our recipes are in Afrikaans so if you need it in English drop us an email and we will gladly send it to you.
To find out more about our Safari Cooking Course use the contact for HERE and in the message field enter "Safari Cooking Course"
All information on this website is for educational and information proposes only. Camping Adventures Africa will not take any responsibility for damage to equipment or any injury. Before cooking out doors make sure to get proper in-field training and familiarize yourself with your cooking environment.