Today South Africa is characterised by the kaleidoscope of cultures, traditions and religions that brought about the term Rainbow Nation.  Without doubt a great way to experience the diversity of cultures is through the local food, often referred to as the Rainbow Cuisine.  For the daring diner, South Africa offers culinary adventures ranging from crocodile and mopane worms to Ostrich eggs.

The foodstuffs we are told ex-pat SAfricans miss the most. Miss mielie meal.

Children are natural Zen masters; their world is brand new in each and every moment.  -- John Bradshaw

one thing i miss most about Africa. the children who always stole my heart with their smiles~ you inspire me. I really wish I could bring you all home and be my babies!

The Castle of Good Hope – the oldest building in South Africa – was once a fort, but today functions as a showcase of the Cape’s early days.

The Castle of Good Hope the oldest building in South Africa was once a fort, but today functions as a showcase of the Capes early days.

Cape Malay Cuisine: The Western Cape is home to hundreds of thousands of Cape Malay people, and this entire ethnic group (formed when the Dutch East India Company needed a place to station supply ships bound for Indonesia) introduced a whole new set of flavors to the country's cuisine. Cape Malay cuisine is marked by sweet curries and spices like ginger, coriander seed, cardamom, mustard seed, allspice, fenugreek, saffron, and tamarind.

Cape Malay Cuisine

The Western Cape is home to hundreds of thousands of Cape Malay people, and this entire ethnic group (formed when the Dutch East India Company needed a place

✯ Blyde River Canyon - Mpumalanga, South Africa, I ahve been here, it is amazing.

The Berlin Falls is a waterfall in Mpumalanga, South Africa. They are located close to God's Window and the highest waterfall in South Africa's Mpumalanga province, Lisbon Falls.

pampoenkoekies

pumpkin fritters - looks like a hefty pancake. Scroll down a ways on this page -- yes, it is there.among many other recipes that look good.

Fabulous vetkoek.   It’s our dirty little secret in South Africa . . . they’re made of dough, they’re deep fried - and we LOVE vetkoek. Pronounced “fet cook”, they are exactly what they sound like – fat cakes. They’re simple to make, can be whipped up in no time at all and can be filled with curried mince or even syrup or honey as a sweet treat.

It’s our dirty little secret in South Africa . they're made of dough, they're deep fried - and we LOVE vetkoek.

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