African Relish offers Anytime or Scheduled cooking courses for the passing traveller with a wide choice of cooking themes and specialiazed activities. The classes vary from half-day to full-day or as long as you wish to make them. We offer a selection of classes and we are also happy to custom design your own course according to your preference. Anytime course rates exclude accommodation but we do offer accommodation in 4 of our lovely Karoo self-catering cottages at an additional cost.
Contact Virna van der Walt at Tel 0235411381 or Cell 0725828749. Alternatively send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
From Cape Town: Drive north along the N1 towards Hugenote Tunnel towards Worcester. Proceed to De Doorns, Touwsriver, Laingsburg and Prince Albert Road. Turn right at Prince Albert Road onto the R407 toward the mountains and trave for 45 km to reach the village Pass the BP Garage, drive approx 2km along the main road until you reach African Relish on the left.
From Oudtshoorn via Meiringspoort: Take the N2 to De Rust and then drive thorugh Meiringspoort. Pass the village of Klaarstroom on your left and approx 5km further turn left onto the R410 to Prince Albert. The 45km drive takes you through the Prince Albert Valley toward the village. When you enter the village you will pass Sommer So Guest Farm on you left. Approx 2 km from this point you will reach Afican Relish on your rigth.
From Oudtshoorn via the Swartberg Pass: Drive out of Oudtshoorn along Baron van Reede Street towards the Cango Caves. Three km before the Cango Caves you will pass Wilgewandel Resort on your right. Turn left at the next turn (sign posted Prince Albert and Swartberg Pass). You will pass the Matjiesrivier/Red Stone Hills turn off on your left, continue straight on, you will see a bush restaurant called Kobus se Gat on your left, drive straight on. The tarred raod ends and becomes a gravel road, which winds up through the Swartberg Pass. You will pass several look-out spots-stop and enjoy the view. At the summit of the Pass (Die Top) you can look down into the Matjiesrivier Valley to the south and north towards the Great Karoo. Continue along the gravel road which winds across a plateau, past the Gamkaskloof turn-off on your left, and eventually descends in a series of switch-backs. You will cross the river at Tweedewater (the second crossing) and again at Eerstewater (the first crossing). The road continues out onto a plain. At the T junction, where you rejoin a tarred road, turn left. When you enter the village you will pass Sommerso Guest Farm on your left, approx 2km from this point you will reach African Relish on your right.
Half day cooking courses from R850 pp inclusive of a meal.
Full day cooking classes from R1500 inclusive of a meal.