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

Lifestyle Safari – “exclusivity within exclusivity”

The Trend for a new style of safari experience, taking private rental to the next level of comfort and luxury, in the heart of Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
 
The result is a villa experience in the heart of the bush where guests can share in the communal living spaces of the main house, with the option to retreat to one of six individual cottages within the grounds for complete privacy. This Lodge truly encapsulates a sense of exclusivity within exclusivity.

Reminiscent of an African farmhouse, richly detailed interiors in a neutral palette contrast with traditional tartans and classic prints creating an unbuttoned, lived-in appeal.  Botanical art references, luxurious bedding, country furniture and flagstone floors add to the nostalgic, time-honoured ambience.

In this idyllic lodge setting, gracious service from a staff that includes a private guide, tracker, chef, and housekeeper is finely tuned to the dictates and desires of each guest.

This exclusive Lodge takes up to 12 guests sharing, ideal for a family get away.

Enquire now for rates for 2013 & 2014 – Robert@pardustours.com

12 days South Africa Culinary & Wildlife Safari – Luxury

If you are looking for the best of luxury, and want to pampered this tour is for you.

12 days South Africa Culinary & Wildlife Safari – Luxury. (click Here)

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

 

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

Small Group Travel

 We Guarantee Small Group Travel, 10 to 12 guests per tour. Enquire now by email robert@pardustours.com about our latest tour offers or complete our contact form and one of our African travel specialists will get back to you. Thank you and safe travels.  

Our Name Pardus? what does it mean?

When deciding on a name for my company, I knew it had to be named after an african mammal, Leopard seemed to obvious, hence Pardus from panthera pardus, Panthera Pardus: The leopard is one of the most adaptable predators in Africa. … Continue reading