The Western Cape is world-famous for its unique and wonderfully diverse fynbos vegetation, which not only shrouds the landscape in a blanket of beauty, it also includes many edible species, widely used in cooking and for their healing properties.
EVERYBODY’s TALKING ABOUT FORAGING
The hunter-gatherer is hardly a novel concept, but it’s currently trending in foodie circles, where nature has become a primary source of inspiration (not to mention new flavours and textures) for chefs. It’s called foraging, and everybody’s doing it: from Michelin-starred chefs to novice home cooks. (Check out the restaurants in Cape Town that serve foraged food.)
NOW YOU CAN DO IT, TOO
Wild food forager Roushanna and fynbos expert Gael Gray take small groups of hopeful foragers to search for edible indigenous flora, growing in and around their plant nursery near the famously beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve. This unique interactive sensory experience aims to teach foragers how to sustainably, legally and responsibly harvest different types of fynbos, indigenous plants, edible weeds and flowers; and how to use them in the kitchen and harness their bountiful medicinal properties.
As you experience the Good Hope Gardens Nursery, which has existed in Cape Point for the past 30 years, you’ll also get to enjoy wild-food snacks and drinks, and to prepare and sample a three-course lunch, made by the group using the gathered ingredients.
And to round off your fynbos foraging experience, you’ll get a 10% discount off any purchase you make from the plant nursery.