Phinda reserve

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

Exclusive game lodges South Africa

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”


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Caterers & Supper Clubs



Vetkoek Paleis Scotland ◊
Caterers and events

North West

Big 5 Catering ◊

North East

The South African Café ◊
Westerhope , Newcastle upon Tyne

Safari Shack ◊
Material Processing Institute, Eston Road, Middlesbrough
North Yorkshire
Biltong drywors, boerewors, russians
Street food and mobile catering

Yorkshire and the Humber

The Round Table Dining
141 Otley Road, Harrogate
North Yorkshire

East Midlands

West Midlands

Salwaa’s Cape Malay Cooking ◊


South West England

Kalahari Kitchen ◊
Trowbridge Garden Centre, Trowbridge

South East England

Bokkie ◊
Unit 26 Duck Farm Court, Station Way, Aylesbury

Durban Spice ◊
Wheatley, Oxfordshire
Supper Club & Private Caterer

Nyama Catering UK ◊
Unit 2/2A, Icknield Farm, Ipsden, Oxfordshire

Flame BBQ ◊
Unit 7 Grange Farm, Nelsons Lane, Hurst, Twyford

Springbok BBQ ◊
Warehouse No10, Newland Farm, Cnr New Bath Rd & Loddon Dr, Wargrave

Braai Club ◊
Unit 16 & 17, Bramley Business Centre, Guildford
Caterers and online shop

Braai Fellas ◊
Cobham, Surrey

Braai-B-Que Boys ◊
Fareham, Hampshire

East of England
Greater London


Index pageRestaurantsFast Foods

Mazoe orange

The unforgettable taste of a childhood spent in Africa. Mazoe Orange has a slight edge to it which sets it apart from every other cordial since. Fond memories and a proud relic from days past.

The original Mazoe Orange Crush

Something that took Coca Cola by surprise when they announced that

Mazoe orange crush has been part of the history of Zimbabwe since the 1930s. Launched by Arthur Sturgess, a drink factory owner from Bulawayo, Mazoe orange crush has been part of the history of Zimbabwe since the 1930s.

history of mazoe orange

Braai Shack

Braai Shack in Wolverton, Milton Keynes is a family-owned restaurant offering a taste of home cooking away from home. A genuine Southern African experience.

South African restaurants in Buckinghamshire

The ‘New Queen Victoria Pub’ in Church St was left unloved for a number of years . But after extensive renovations and much needed TLC, it reopened.

South African restaurants in the UK

One side of the building operating as a traditional pub. Whilst on the other, the English Sunnyside Up Café serves breakfast and lunch during the day. Transforming into the Braai Shack restaurant in the evenings.

Taste of South Africa in England

Specialising in South African cuisine and beverages I have yet to find a menu which comes close.

South African restaurants in the south east of England

Spicy prawns, chicken livers and bunny chow.

Bunny chow in the UK

Exotic meats such as crocodile, zebra which are served on a hot rock. Wors rolls, vet koek and sosaties.

South African sosaties in England

Growing up in Zimbabwe Roz and Mavis know their kitchen and how to bring back those special childhood memories….koeksisters, milktert and malva pudding.

Koeksisters in the UK