• A Culinary Adventure

    A recreational cooking school, set in the Karoo town of Prince Albert, South Africa.

  • A Culinary Adventure

    A recreational cooking school, set in the Karoo town of Prince Albert, South Africa.

  • A Culinary Adventure

    A recreational cooking school, set in the Karoo town of Prince Albert, South Africa.

  • A Culinary Adventure

    A recreational cooking school, set in the Karoo town of Prince Albert, South Africa.

Cooking in the Karoo

African Relish is a Recreational cooking school, set in the Karoo town of Prince Albert, South Africa. Our culinary hall is the only purpose built facility of its kind. Select one of our short or longer courses and experience South African produce and cuisine.  Stay in luxury accommodation and enjoy African Relish either as a stand-alone destination or part of an extended gourmet tour.

Cooking Courses

African Relish runs two basic course types throughout the year. Our Anytime cooking courses, like Karoo Classics or Vegetarian, are half or full day and easy to book on short notice . Our Scheduled weekend courses with invited chefs such as Richard Bosman and Stef Marais, include longer culinary and special interest retreats like our popular Cycle tour or Yoga retreat.

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Testimonials

  • Warren Joubert

    “I attended the wedding of Sarah and Katye at African Relish this past weekend and just wanted to say it was exceptional. The food was exquisite. From the canapés to the mains to the desserts. Please pass on my compliments to your entire kitchen staff for the tremendous culinary experience they provided. I don’t have sufficient superlatives to explain how much I enjoyed it.”

    Warren Joubert
  • James and Sarah Matthes

    African Relish provided the most delicious canapés after our wedding ceremony, and a perfect Karoo dinner at the reception in the Drie Riviere barn. They were also pretty cool wedding planners!”

    James and Sarah Matthes
  • Graham Lindemann

    Just a quick note to say that I really enjoyed the weekend. The charcuterie course was brilliant and the meals were outstanding.  The “Prince Albert” onion soup was a real standout, maybe that is incorrect, every morsel was standout, even the nuts.  Well done to you both on a brilliant Charcuterie course. Hopefully I will be back some day not too far in the future. Richard, I will wait patiently until my bacon and chorizo is ready and will visit you at work if that is ok.   BRILLIANT!!!!!!

    Graham Lindemann

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Look who’s visiting us this winter and who is staying. #cookandstay

Look who’s visiting us this winter and who is staying. #cookandstay

The cold of the Karoo winter is upon us. We expect the chill but also the warm sun. Hopefully some rain and maybe some snow in the Swartberg Mountains. It is always crisp and many of the colourful aloes flower mid winter. It is a time for locals to travel plus overseas visitors exploring new territory. ...

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Chef Jaco’s recipe for delicious rich oxtail casserole.

Chef Jaco’s recipe for delicious rich oxtail casserole.

The time for comfort food in the Karoo winter has finally arrived! And the first thing that comes to mind is a hearty, rich casserole, or potjie made with vegetables found in your garden, fresh herbs, a good bottle of local red wine and of course, a good stewing meat like oxtail.  Oxtail is a bony, gelatinous ...

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Taste the Karoo. Chef’s diary, smoked kudu.

Taste the Karoo. Chef’s diary, smoked kudu.

The greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros) is a woodland antelope found throughout eastern and Southern Africa. The greater kudu is considered by many to be the most handsome of the Tragelaphine antelopes. Kudu, or koodoo, is the Khoikhoi name for this antelope. Kudu are browsers and eat leaves and shoots from a variety of plants. As they can make spectacular leaps of up to 6 feet, it ...

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