African Relish Culinary School

Culinary Getaway with African Relish

A unique culinary school offering cooking courses
as well as special accommodation
in the heart of the Karoo
 
+27 (0)23 541 1381
34 Church Street | Prince Albert
africanrelish.com
virna@africanrelish.com
@africanrelish
African Relish

Culinary Getaway with African Relish

For the foodie traveller or those who want culinary combined with relaxation. Ask them for CapeTownMagazine.com reader specials.

Never thought you’d be in Prince Albert and be swamped with choice,” says my husband. The Karoo town where most locals retreat to their homes in the early evening is the perfect place for languid holidays and weekend retreats. But there is so much activity under the roofs; the churches, galleries, restaurants, B&Bs and antique shops - most of them historic buildings. Central to the town’s activity is African Relish, the recreational cooking school and cottages owned by Philip and Lisa Key. African Relish is found in The Langhuis, right behind Richard Forbes noble monument ’Die Burgers van Prince Albert’.

“Instead of doing a Tuscan holiday you come to the Karoo,” says Lisa. “We have a beautiful town, the lamb, the cheeses, the figs…”
Prince Albert does have amazing produce. The dairy comes from up the street at Gay’s Guernsey Dairy and Deli – unpasteurised, natural products without hormones and antibiotics. The meat is collected steaming from the local hunter. And the olives and wines from neighbouring farms. The fruit and veggies and herbs are picked from African Relish’s own garden, if not from the market.

Plus each corner of the town, from the majestic Swartberg Pass, to the churches and the houses have long and fascinating histories, which is enough to have you in the town for the weekend or more. “We have people who have stayed up to 10 days and two weeks, “says Lisa.

They stay for that long to sample more of African Relish’s cooking classes, but also because Prince Albert is rich in history. Soldiers of the Anglo-Boer War lived here. So did the coloured community that was forcibly removed to the adjacent North-End township. When you are not cooking, hop on the Red Bus or take the evening Ghost Walk. Their guides are brimful of stories and pride about the old inhabitants, who lived in the houses that still stand today. Like the Haak family, who once owned the Swartberg Hotel opened in 1864 and lived in what now is the town’s museum.

The Red Bus tour is the best way to experience and learn about the town’s architecture. From the Dutch gabled houses and the Victorian mansions to the more humble Karoo and Cape cottages. You’ll learn about the community-managed farrowed system built in 1850 and today still brings fresh sweet water from the Swartberg Mountain.
You’ll also want to sample some of the recent changes that make this historic town very much a modern tourist destination, like the galleries to the recently refurbished art decor The Showroom Theatre. Old Eden’s Lemon Ice Cream, made with real lemon and Guernsey cream frozen in a lemon, is a treat you’re unlikely to forget.

So is Prince Albert.

---

For more information about this unique spot, check out the African Relish Cooking School in Prince Albert write-up. We also suggest you check out other Awesome and Unusual Places to Stay in Cape Town and Surrounds!

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smart phone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

---

Cape Town Events Calendar
Dezember 2017
SO MO DI MI DO FR SA
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

Reconciliation Day: MCQPThings to do for the Day of Reconciliation in Cape Town

Recognise the past, celebrate the future and make the most of the Day on Reconciliation this year

Oude 2Enjoy a night of entertainment with the family under the stars at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Picturesque views form the backdrop to this open-air Oude Libertas theatre. It’s just waiting to host you and your family for a night of delight

Dinos Alive 2017 1DinosAlive Dinosaur Exhibition and Play Park

Grab the kids and jump back to the Jurassic period at this awesome interactive edutainment activity

Darling Brew - 2The Darling Summer Beer Festival is Back

Because beer festivals this time of the year just make sense…

Runstacle 4Run, Jump, Crawl and Walk all With Runstacle the Obstacle Course Fun Run

Enjoy a trail run with obstacles suitable for all ages, with Runstacle

Corne and TwakkieCorne and Twakkie are Back with The Most Amazing Show

The once-popular The Most Amazing Show, featuring Corne and Twakkie, is back and it promises to be an evening of laugh-a-minute fun!

Gugulethu Seven Monument Reconciliation Day RaceRCS Gugulethu Reconciliation Day Race

Trot through the streets of one of Cape Town’s largest townships this 16 December

Corona bungalowCorona SunSets Festival Returns to Cape Town for the Ultimate Beach Party

Jonas Blue, Klingande, Mi Casa, TIMO ODV and more to perform at the Corona SunSets Festival returning to Cape Town on Saturday, 16 December

Tea 5Stompers Unite for the 13-Hour Multi-Genre Tea in the Tree Music Festival

Sister festival to Into the Wild, Tea in the Tree is a music extravaganza consisting of acoustic, electronic, disco, house, techno and melodic electronica

King Kong MusicalKing Kong is back in Cape Town for its Final Run

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical. WATCH: Video footage of the original King Kong Musical

saflag1Day of Reconciliation (Public Holiday)

Different racial groups stand together for the sake of the future of South Africa

Galileo - BlaauwklippenA Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Start your weekend with a little inner-city or wineland movie screening

Ratanga Junction Cape TownRatanga Junction Open for the Summer Season

The home of the Cobra offers thrill seekers one last ride.

Queen in Exile 2Athi-Patra Ruga's Queens in Exile at WHATIFTHEWORLD

The renowned artist’s latest body of work is about telling better stories, ultimately creating a world where the exiled can reign again (watch trailer)

MCQO - 1It’s MCQP Party Time Cape Town… Is Your Outfit Ready?

Get your suit of armour ready people, it’s all about the Dungeons and Dragons at Africa’s biggest and longest-running costume party

Palm Black TattooHand Poke Tattoo Techniques in the City

If it was good enough for the Romans, it’ll be good enough for you

Bay Harbour MarketSoothe Your Soul with Live Music at Bay Harbour Market Every Saturday

Celebrate our unique South African spirit with live music at one of Cape Town’s most vibrant markets every Saturday

Kirstenbosch Summer ConcertsThe Annual Carols By Candlelight at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Sing along to popular Christmas songs at Cape Town’s historic gardens this December

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell TheatreDinner and a Show with Rockwell Theatre

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Cape Town gets told to your mom, dad, tannie, ouma, second cousin and neighbour down the street

Wine FliesWine Flies Give You an Experience Like No Other

Take the road less travelled with this boutique touring company

Bay Harbour MarketYoung Saturdays at Bay Harbour Market

The new Young Saturdays programme at the Bay Harbour Market promises hours of creative fun for their youngest visitors

MAReSOLSatisfying Specials at MAReSOL Restaurant

Food that will make your palate and pocket happy

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownKids’ Party Special with Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag

Treat your little one to the ultimate military-style birthday bash and save R500

kiff kombi toursCraft Beer Safari with Kiff Kombi Tours

Get a 15% discount on a Kiff Kombi Craft Beer Safari Tour when booking for five people or more

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

The Queen and PeasantThe Queen and Peasant Weekend Meet and Greets

Treat yourself to a tasting of fine wines, beers and spirits this weekend

HintHuntHave a Happy Birthday at HintHunt

Trade Table Dancing and Bottle Service for a Birthday You’re Sure to Remember

Radisson-Blu-Waterfront-Nov-2014-139.jpgSaturday Seafood Grill at Radisson Blu’s Flagship Restaurant

This three-course seafood buffet is Saturday night done the right way

WetterReise TippsGarden RouteMein Kapstadt

Entdecke aufregende Abenteuer in der Mother City - jedesmal neu - jedesmal anders. Gib uns ein Daumen hoch?