This delicious potjiekos (stew) made in two flavours, Saucy Coconut Chicken or Spicy Beef. Prepared in the kitchen, but served up in the veld, Chef Willem impresses yet again. Pot iron pots are very traditional and used by every culture in South Africa. What surprises is the difference in taste, ranging between subtle exploration of curries to sultry, and sometimes even sweet. These are often served up with pot-bread, different kinds of rice or putu pap (porridge stirred into a crumbly base and definitely extremely traditional in SA).
Here Chef Willem prepared a sumptuous chicken & pomegranate potjie, opposing a deep, rich beef stew with a little sting, served with various peppers, a side salad dish and white rice. The table was laid out by our Host, Ernest, using red accessories to compliment the deep red of these delightful little pots, a miniture single-serving dish.
With pics taken in the open air this winter, a veld outing turned into a stunning event, and we can not wait to serve this!
"I have a dream..."
Words that inspired a whole country to move in a different direction. When you decide on a dream, the going can get quite tough, very fast. Deciding to have a different view, daring to look at the world from what might be considered: 'not the norm' Challenging every belief that our dream not only cán be achieved, but flourish, has proven to be an arduous, emotionally horrible and time-consuming challenge beyond belief.
But is that why you have a dream? Because you dare to. You dare to think differently, dare to take chances and believe in what you're doing.
It only takes one visit to the lodge and farm to see why the dream stays alive.
The peace, quiet, sacredness of game walking free, the wonder of walking between plants internationally unique and believing that this is worth protecting at all costs.
Co-Owners Pieter & Elsofie Pitout decided to choose to rather a dream than follow. Daring to believe, rather than the slavery of an ordinary life. A really tough journey that took every once of determination and will they could muster. But 100% worth it.
Come look for yourself what nature can do for you!
Elsofie Pitout started out small, by opening and maintaining a 16 page newspaper for the small town Utrecht. She moved to Cape Town to finish a degree in Photography, Graphic Design & Marketing. After opening a studio, where she did portrait, corporate & fashion photography as well as the online marketing for several companies, she took a personal break of a year before tackling the task of marketing Rooiberg Safaris' marketing, as well as developing and establishing the Lodge as co-owner and founder. Rooiberg Safaris built, furnished and profitable in less than a year, the alternative route and view that co-owners Pieter & Elsofie chose, clearly a winning recipe.