Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Travel: South Africa


My husband Stan and I, just returned from a two week trip to South Africa, where we mixed business with pleasure.  It is hard for me to believe, but this was my 10th trip to South Africa in 12 years.  For the business side of the trip, we went to meet with the local Cape Town board and leadership team of Passion Play Ministries International and to attend their first banquet.   Below is a picture of part of the leadership team.


For the pleasure side, we walked on the beach


 and went on a safari at a private game reserve.


Along the way there was lots of food!

My new favorite place to have seafood in South Africa, is a quaint little place called Cafe Orca.  It is located on the beach, in a town called Melkbosstrand.  My husband and I ordered the Seafood Platter for Two.  It was incredible!  They served up  two line fish (catch of the day: Cob with Cajun seasoning and Bluenose with butter sauce), twelve prawns, fried calamari and mussels in a creamy garlic sauce, served with savory rice and cheesy cauliflower with mixed vegetables.


On Friday I will post one of my favorite recipes from South Africa. 







18 comments:

  1. I love South Africa - especially Cape Town and your photos make me want to go back!

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  2. You are not only making my mouth water, but pulling on my heart strings as well with the pictures of South Africa. Looking forward to your SA recipe. Diane

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  3. Diana,

    Just looking at the pictures are making my mouth water too! South Africa is one of my favorite places to travel.

    Cuisine de Provence,

    The last time we were in South Africa was three years ago. Since then, a lot of improvements have been made in Cape Town due to the World Cup that will be played there in a couple of weeks.

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  4. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of South Africa! The food, almost all seafood, love them!

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  5. Thanks Lnai! I live in New Mexico, so anytime I am near the ocean I order seafood. You can't beat fresh seafood!

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  6. Thanks for sharing these pictures of what looks like an amazing trip. The seafood looks so wonderful.

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  7. Look at all the seafood there!! I have some chilled SA chnin blanc ready here...LOL.
    South African...I wish I would have a chance to visit this beautiful country one day.

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  8. Love the pictures and the food...I must visit South Africa one day.

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  9. You would love it Bo! The people are friendly, the sights are incredible, and the food is fantastic!

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  10. Angie, I hope you get a chance to go to South Africa someday.

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  11. What a great trip! That seafood platter has me longing for seafood (and thinking even more about the oil spill)!! Can't wait for the recipes.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  12. It was a great trip Bonnie. I pray they fix that oil spill soon! The potential damage is to scary to think about.

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  13. wow awesome pics of food and SA...i m drooling over the pics...lovely clicks...hope and wish to visit SA n njoy the great food soon..holding my eyes on ur blog for the recipe...the first pic u r looking stunning...thanks for sharing...

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  14. You would really enjoy South Africa Sanyukta!

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  15. What a trip. Was the weather a bit cold down there?

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  16. Hi Chris! Yes it was a little cold. Mainly at night or by the beach.

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