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South African beer

South African beer

The British drink theirs warm, Americans drink theirs ice-cold, and South Africans prefer theirs chilled, thank you very much! What are we talking about? Beer! It’s a well-known fact that saffas love their beer! Picture the scene: The crowd roars on TV, and Oupa...
Pumpkin – the South African way

Pumpkin – the South African way

Close your eyes and remember those lazy Sunday afternoons seated around the kitchen table. What’s the first thing you remember? Pampoen tert? Or perhaps pampoen koekies? There’s nothing quite like these delicious sweet treats, which oddly are made from a...
Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren

Have you ever visited Babylonstoren South Africa? If not, this should be your next holiday or short break destination. Deep in the wine valleys of Franshoek sits the majestic Cape Dutch farm, Babylonstoren. The farm languishes in the shadow of Simonsberg and is...
Afrikaans TV shows

Afrikaans TV shows

Some Afrikaans TV shows are South African institutions, aren’t they? Who doesn’t know Riaan Cruywagen? Okay, he was on the news, so it’s not quite the same as a series or soapy! But the fact remains, Afrikaans television has been a staple for so long in the country...
South African oxtail recipe

South African oxtail recipe

Oxtail stew is a traditional Lesothian cuisine dish, but that doesn’t mean that South Africans haven’t fully embraced it, putting their very own South African food twist on it. In South Africa, oxtail can be eaten as a stew or made simply as a meaty main to be paired...