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The most unusual 4×4 culinary experience

“A 4×4 culinary experience with an intrepid adventurer and chef! Derek travels wild Africa, and whilst you enjoy the “Chef’s Table”, he kindly highlights conservation and wildlife. Flavourful cuisine is stylishly served in the most unlikely of places on rugged 4X4 adventures through the spectacular and untouched wilderness of Africa.”  ~ The Safari Chef

Derek Weimer – a charismatic chef enjoys preparing and creating sensations amidst jarring terrains… He says, “The African Ivory Route was established with the adventure traveler in mind. A selection of unique and off the beaten track destinations were therefore a more important consideration than ease of access.”

Access to some of the camps in the Limpopo are adventurous and may require 4 wheel drive vehicles, while others can be conveniently accessed with an ordinary vehicle.

“The exquisite localities of theses camps, which are all in prime wildlife, wilderness and scenic areas, are probably their most outstanding defining characteristic”, says the Safari Chef. The camps are small, with 10 beds each, making them intimate and exclusive. This allows for a completely personalised experience!

Limpopo camp schedules can be customised to suit guests’ preferences, and friendly staff attend to the needs of guests, who usually leave as friends and are sure to return.

Although camps can be individually booked,  interesting Limpopo itinerary tours can be put together along the African Ivory Route by combining two or more camps.

Complete Limpopo 4×4 culinary experience

+ African Ivory Route 4x4 Culinary Tour

Day 1 / Fundudzi
The ancient heritage of Limpopo is best discovered in and around Fundudzi! Here you will set up base camp for two days: heading out to both fertile valleys and modern tea estates. Return to base camp for dinner/braai.
Day 2 / Fundudzi
Visit Lake Fundudzi & the legend of "The White Crocodile". When approaching the lake, your first view should be between your legs. According to legend, the crocodiles are also inhabited by spirits, and at one time one of the crocodiles was white. This is followed by a 4X4 trail up the mountain pass.
Day 3 / Mutale Falls
Today you depart Fundudzi and head onto Mutale Falls. En route visit the "Holy Mountain"and the legend of the 'white lion'. Following this you proceed to Tshatshingo Potholes and also enjoy a swim in the waterfall area. Once refreshed you depart for Mutale Falls which is quite a difficult 4X4 trip to navigate. Arrive at tented camp and enjoy dinner on the deck overlooking the Limpopo River.
Day 4 / Mutale Falls
Head out early morning up a 4X4 route to the ”Gorge”, the highest point in the area with an incredible view. Spend the afternoon swimming at Matule Falls!
Day 5 / Mutale Falls
On your final day enjoy the early morning on a walking trail with Edwin [birding expert] identifying birds, including: pink-throated twin spot, Cape battis, lanner falcon, jackal buzzard, fish eagles. Many of the +-713 birds can be identified on game drives including +- 400 just from the sound/singing, and +- 200 of the Latin /scientific names are also known [this is a must for bird lovers].


For further information contact the Safari Chef

Safari Chef culinary education and training in the bush. They will take-out the braai and you will venture into the unknown. If you are passionate about food and want to be able to experience food preparation and cooking in the bush our hands on practical approach will leave you inspired and passionate about your next 4 X 4 culinary adventure.


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