Further up along the Atlantic coast from Cape Town is a little Fisherman's village called Paternoster. Here, the fishermen go out in their rickety boats to bring back mullet and harders. They are salted in deep troughs and then whilst still glistening they are hung out to dry. At this point they become known as Bokkoms. Eventually when they have dried out fully they turn a golden colour.
Bobotie is a traditional South African Dish. It's origin is unknown, although we know that the word originates from the Indonesian word bobotok of which a recipe appears in a 1609 Dutch recipe book. Initially the Cape Malay introduced it in South Africa.
Africa's Giant Gaboon Vipers
For as long as I can remember, I've been impressed by Gaboon Vipers (Bitis gabonica). These western African behemoths can reach 5 3/4 feet in length and over 14.5 inches in girth, and weigh up to 25 pounds with an empty stomach. They are the heaviest vipers and possess the longest fangs, up to one and a half inches in length! Furthermore, their geometric dorsal pattern, as intricate as it is beautiful, is ideally suited to camouflaging them against the leafy forest floor, where they lie in…
BILTONG & DROëWORS
STAP VIR STAP VERDUIDELIKING VAN BILTONG MAAK: 1. Gebruik maer vleissnitte om biltong te maak, bv dystuk, diklies en binneboud. Verwyder soveel bindweefsel as moontlik! 2. Sny die vleis met die draad...
Transport on land | South African History Online
The first form of transport on land was, of course, WALKING! Then, thousands of years ago, people started to use donkeys and horses to travel and to transport things on land. Around 3,500 BC, the wheel was invented. The first wheels were simply solid discs, carved from one lump of wood. The wheel changed the way that people travelled and transported things.