Chorley’s

There is a story behind the range of Chorleys sauces. It is a story about a life in Africa.

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One that that starts in, what was at that time, Rhodesia and which has been told many times before over an open fire.

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A story which has grown into a small family business now based in Truro, Cornwall. A county on England’s rugged southwestern tip, a peninsula that encompasses wild moorland and numerous sandy beaches.

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Typically South African, Chorley’s Restaurant is all about family, hospitality and more than you can eat. Wors, bunny chow, calamari, chicken wings, thighs and ribs smothered in a choice of their sauce.

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With some of the best biltong in the uk, dried wors and the sauces all online.

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As well as authentic South African boerewors which can be purchased from their restaurant.

Biltong & Bangers

Southamptons High St is home to a welcome refuge for South African expats who are missing OuMa’s rusks with their koffie.

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Biltong and Bangers is hard to miss. Bold and brash they stock a wide range of imported foodstuffs and products at suprisingly reasonable prices.

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Besides the biltong, the rusks and the boerewors there are biscuits to make even the staunchest die-hard a little wistful and for a brief moment to forget all that bitter stuff that made them pack up and leave.

The chilli sauces are worth a mention as well as the South African beer when it is available.

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Mopani Trading operate from a warehouse at the Ford Airfield Industrial Estate with stalls at the Horsham and Fareham street markets. Providing top quality meats and South African dry goods throughout West Sussex and the South of England.

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They also make homemade rusks, fudge and melktert to order.

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As well as some of the best biltong and boerewors in the UK

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Chilli sticks, drywors and vacuum packed Texan rump steaks

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Potjie pots, jaffle irons and braai equipment

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In the UK

Haven’t even thought about a braai since arriving in the UK. Somehow it doesn’t fit.

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But that hasn’t stopped me stopping to try the biltong on offer at the Farmers Markets.

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Or asking who does the best boerewors on the south coast of England.

Phinda

We visited the Phinda Private Game Reserve soon after it opened and sometime before they built the Forest Lodge.

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And what I recall most vividly was the clearing and the stacking. The realisation that this was all about turning the turning the clock back and correcting years of inappropriate land management. Today visitors can experience the interaction with lions and rhino after breakfast, a Whale Shark or deep sea fishing in the afternoon and a sumptuous dinner prepared over coals in a boma .

The reserves 17 000 hectares cover seven unique ecosystems at the foot of the Lebombo mountains through to the waters of the Indian Ocean.

The project was started by consolidating of 7,500 hectares of cattle farms between the Mkuzi Game Reserve and Sodwana State Forest Reserve, just north of Lake St. Lucia. In 1991 another 6,000 hectares were purchased and stocked with game in what is one of the biggest restocking exercises on a private reserve in Southern Africa. “In a single decade, the reserve on the Maputaland coastal plain had become a model of what could happen all over Africa. Once again nature had the upper hand.” – Molly Buchanan, Author of “The Return – The Story of Phinda Game Reserve”

Three Boys Full

Firewood for sale in Knysna

I sell excellent 1st grade hard wood for braai coals. The bulk of my hard wood is Acacia Cyclops. (Rooikraans). I do have wattle at a lower price.  A good substitute for the more astute braai master.

Rooikraans load is currently R1 000/35 milk crates.

Wattle load sells at R700 for same.

Bags of kindling can be purchased for R50/50kg size sack.

We offer a great service. My staff are efficient & friendly & most importantly the wood is good.

076 765 0098  struandlaw@gmail.com

The Best Braai Spots

Braai spots the Garden Route

South Africans will use any excuse to break out the braai. And in the Garden Route you might want to try:

Coney Glen

Green Hole

Leisure Isle

The Point

The Drift

Buffelsbay

Victoria Bay

Loerie Park

Along George Rex en route to the Heads at the bottom of Wilson Street

Kranskop

Gondwana

Game reserves on the Garden Route

Kwena Lodge
Each open plan suite, modeled on the traditional Khoi-San dwelling, offfers 180-degree views, sky lights for star gazing, clay pot fireplaces and deep baths to keep visitors warm upon arrival from an evening game drive.

The comfortable bush lodge accommodation facilities include a large infinity pool, an open-plan lounge and bar, with food and beverage services offered in an elegant dining room set around 2 open fireplaces, the new outdoor covered veranda perfectly placed to soak in the scenery under the shade, and the outdoor African boma. Guests are treated to surprise bush breakfasts, romantic picnics, evening barbecues and scenic sundowner spots.

Well appointed, deluxe, stand-alone bedrooms overlook two waterholes across the valley onto the breathtaking mountains, which once formed part of the famous landmass known as Gondwanaland.