South African Accommodation Grading

As A tour operator we are always looking for quality accommodation for our guests on tour, In South Africa we rely on the Tourism Grading council of South Africa (TGCSA) to grade the various types of accommodation services in South … Continue reading

South African Safari Guides

As a South African Tour Operator we provide our guests with a tour that is both informative but also an experience that they will never forget, An integral part of the tour is your tour guide. We employ guides that … Continue reading

South Africa’s National Braai Day – 24 September 2013

“From small towns to big cities millions of South Africans are preparing to braai for their country on Braai Day which is held annually on 24 September (National Heritage Day) under the Braai4Heritage banner and the patronage of Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Braai Day is a celebration of our great country and its unique national pastime. It aims to unite all South Africans on 24 September by encouraging them to partake in a fun and tangible activity shared by all demographic groups, religious denominations and body types.

Braai4Heritage is a non-profit organisation solely committed to uniting South Africans all over the world through means of an activity enjoyed by all and for which we are world-famous.

There’s really no excuse not to gather your family and friends and whip up feast – it’s the start of summer and a public holiday.” http://www.sa-venues.com/events/southafrica/national-braai-day/

Lets us assist you design your own Safari

We understand that everyone is unique and have different requirements on holiday so Lets us assist you design your own Safari. (open the link and complete the contact form)

 

Thank you and we look forward to helping to plan your African Experience!

Unique Safari – A culinary tour of South Africa

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Imagine a Safari that would not only highlight the wildlife and scenery of South Africa, but also South Africa’s Culinary delights, where guests can not only taste but also try their hand at learning to cook our various dishes on the trip. Included in the trip will be visits to local markets to buy local ingredients, a rural homestead to experience traditional preparation of African cuisine, game viewing at private and national game reserves, wine and food pairing tours in the Cape winelands, visits to top South African restaurants,  a visit to a local shebean to experience modern township life and food, and a chef to assist in the preparation and teaching of South African cuisine.

You will leave South Africa with an experience of a life time, a Unique tour that you can take home with you and share with friends and family.

Join us on this culinary adventure

 

Unique Safaris: See the Serengeti on Horseback

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Connochaetes taurinus, Wildebeest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For equestrian enthusiasts, there must be no more thrilling adventure than experiencing the great wildebeest migration on horseback. These rides are completely tailored to guests’ needs and skill level, usually lasting several hours. In addition to the herds of plains game, it is not uncommon to spot giraffe, eland, buffalo, zebra and elephant on these rides.

For the more experienced riders, our tailored Equestrian Safaris combine long rides exploring remote areas of Grumeti Reserves with wonderfully relaxing afternoons. The exclusivity of the concession means that your experience is sure to be unique and private; just you, your magnificent horse, expert guide and the enchanting Serengeti all around you.

Moving on horseback allows you to penetrate herds of zebra and giraffe, travelling among them as if part of the group. The pace is moderate with the opportunity for faster paced canters in places, and a choice of English, Western or South African trail saddles. The magnificent herd, mainly comprising Thoroughbreds and Boerperds from South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe, have been carefully selected for their temperament and range between 15.1 and 16.3 hands in height.

Contact us for us to arrange a horse back safari in the Serengeti

Old Fashioned Melktert Recipe – Milk tart – Easy

  

Old Fashioned Melktert – Milk Tart

Book a tour with us for more South African Recipes. Robert@pardustours.com

Melktert

Melktert (Photo credit: thelonghotsummer)

Ingredients

For the pastry:

2 table spoons butter

2 table spoons sugar

1 egg

3/4 cup self raisning flour

pinch salt

Filling:

2 cups milk

2 eggs

1/2 sugar

1/4 cup cake flour

1/4 cup corn flour

2 table spoons butter

1teaspoon vanilla essence

ground cinnamon

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius.

Blitz all the ingredients together in a food processor or with an electric beater until it all clumps together to form a dough.

Press into a lightly greased 24 cm tart dish. Chill in the fridge while preparing the filling.

Heat the milk in a medium pot(do not boil).

Beat the yolks and sugar until creamy and light then add the flours and salt – the mixture will be quite thick.

Add some warm milk to the egg mixture and then return all of it to the pot.

Bring to the boil and whisk constantly until thickened.

Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla.

Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until soft peaks form and fold into the custard.

Pour into the chilled pastry case and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake for +- 30 minutes.

*Try with frozen puff pastry.

Singita School of Cooking

Singita Cooking School – have a look at this short video about a brilliant project As we understand that our guests not only require that their accommodation, site seeing and experience be a memorable experience, Pardus African Tours & Safaris believe … Continue reading