South Africa is an incredibly diverse country filled with beautiful landscapes and a fascinating culture. This makes it is a great first time safari destination and a popular choice for honeymooners and families. Often referred to as a ‘world in one country’, South Africa is the perfect choice for those accustomed to the fineries in life. The safari camps and lodges are luxurious, the game viewing is excellent and the service is world class.
On a safari here you’re not only guaranteed sightings of the ‘Big Five’ but you’ll get the chance to take part in a variety of historical and cultural experiences; whether it’s visiting the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, a trip to the Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal, a coastal stay along the Garden Route or exploring the Cape Winelands, South Africa has it all.
As a country, South Africa has a strong ‘eating out’ culture which is reflected in the cuisine offered at the luxury safari camps and lodges. You can expect a culinary feast of delicious flavours prepared by well experienced African chefs, enough to rival any five star restaurant.
Below is a delicious recipe cooked at the Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge in South Africa:
Ledwood Smoked Salmon Trout Carpaccio
Ledwood smoked salmon trout Carpaccio with sesame crusted goats cheese, baby cress salad, soft quails eggs and wasabi spiced dressing.
- 150g salmon trout
- Lead wood bark or wood chips
- 100g goats cheese
- 50g toasted sesame seeds
- 100g baby cress salad
- 2 quail’s eggs
- Wasabi dressing
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- Place the wood chips in a small wood burner and smoke the salmon trout for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow the salmon to cool and then slice thinly.
- Roll the goats cheese in the toasted sesame seeds and slice 1cm rounds.
- Boil the quail’s eggs for 2minutes before plunging in ice water. Peel and slice the quail’s eggs.
- Dress the baby cress salad in wasabi dressing and season with salt and pepper.
This is just one of the exquisite dishes guests can enjoy on safari holidays in South Africa.