There are so many reasons to visit to South Africa–safaris, vineyards, dazzling cities, stunning cultural diversity, natural splendours and exotic wildlife. But if there’s one thing you mustn’t miss, it’s the food! Here are 5 dishes you can’t leave the ‘Rainbow Nation’ without tasting!
1.Biltong & Droewors
Love beef? You’ll love Biltong even more! Usually made of beef or game meat such as kudu, impala or ostrich, Biltong is dried and marinated to a traditional South African recipe of rock salt, pepper, vinegar and coriander. This delicacy is often enjoyed as an evening snack or during sporting events.
Boerewors is a traditional South African sausage made from beef, mixed with either pork or lamb and a mixture of spices. The word ‘boerewors’ comes from the Afrikaans and Dutch words boer (farmer) and wors (sausage).
3. Malva pudding
This sweet and sticky baked Dutch goodness is a must try when you are in South Africa. Prepared using apricot jam, Malva pudding is a sponge based dessert best savoured with hot cream sauce.
4. Amarula Don Pedro
This cocktail dessert makes the right use of the South African Amarula, a cream liquor made from the exotic marula fruit, blended with ice cream. Because this is very widely consumed all around South Africa, you won’t find it difficult to get it in a bar or even a general store.
You definitely can’t leave South Africa without trying out the national dish here; the Bobotie. Prepared using delicious minced meat soaked in spices (usually curry powder, herbs, and dried fruits), this dish is served in sinfully delectable baked goodness, topped with egg and milk.
South Africa Fact File
How to Reach: South Africa has 10 international airports and are conected to all major cities in Asia, Europe, America and Australia. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is a major gateway for tourists to enter South Africa.
Official Language: South Africa has a total of 11 official languages. Some of them include Afrikaans, Zulu, Tsonga, etc.
Currency: South African rand
Time Zone: SAST (UTC+2)
Climate: Generally temperate
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