From the Kitchen

Meal times at Arathusa are a sociable affair, and guests are treated to sumptuous dishes, fresh produce and daily baked confectionery from our kitchen.

South Africa is renowned for its fresh produce – our fruits and vegetables are a primary export to international regions all over the world, and our meat, venison and poultry are first class.

Before departing on your morning safari, you will be offered coffee, tea and biscotti and rusks. While out in the bush, you will stop for a refreshment break of coffee or tea, with freshly baked baby muffins, rusks and oatmeal crunchies, to tide you over till breakfast!

Breakfast offers the continental choice of fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurts, cheese & cold meats, as well as a hot breakfast to order.

Lunch is kept light and healthy, and guests can choose between three dishes: a healthy fresh salad, a fish course or a red meat dish.

Freshly baked cakes, tarts and fruit are served at High Tea prior to the afternoon game drive.

For sundowners during your afternoon drive, orders for your drink* of choice are taken at lunchtime, and snacks – including biltong (dried, cured meat, similiar to beef jerky), pastries, dried fruit, nuts and mini pies – are on offer.

When it comes to dinner, we pride ourselves on never dining at the same place twice during our guests’ stay. We have an outdoor boma (traditionally an enclosure for livestock – Swahili or Afrikaans), where we serve traditional South African potjie dishes (a traditional South African meal cooked in a round, cast iron, three-legged pot). We also do fine dining at the lodge, where the chefs employ their creative flair with local fresh produce, and serve guests a stunning four-course meal.

The kitchen prides itself on being able to cater to any and all dietary requirements of our guests. We have reputable suppliers that can get us any special ingredients that we may need to create the perfect dish for palate.

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Arathusa also offers a range of superior South African wines*, produced in the Cape by well respected farms and estates.

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*  Selected local branded wines, spirits, water and soft drinks are included in the rate, but premium branded beverages attract an additional fee payable on departure.