“My favourite dish is “basically everything”.
If my guests are “belly” happy, then I am happy!”
Nomakaya, Lalibela Chef
A Typical Dining Day at Lalibela
Before your early morning game drive we make sure your stomachs are full with a continental breakfast of fresh fruits, cereals, toast and lots of coffee!
Brunch is a big affair, there’s nothing like being out in the open air to get stomachs rumbling. After your first game drive, expect to fill up on eggs, bacon, fruit, toast and cereal, with added surprises like eland sausage or rooibos scones.
A late lunch is the perfect preparation for the evening game drive. Expect international cuisine with South African twists, such as beef sliders on roosterkoek or venison pies.
There’s a classic South African saying – ‘Magies vol, ogies toe’ which means ‘stomachs full, eyes closed’ – and dinner guarantees just that. Dinner is when we really let the richness of safari cuisine shine through with warm, hearty dishes such as ostrich steak and sherry jus, or lamb curry with parsley rice, and sticky poached pears for dessert.
The game drives themselves also leave ample time for snacking with sunrise and sunset stops for drinks and snacks. Hot coffee and rusks in the mornings, sun-downers and biltong in the evenings!
“Full tummy, Big Smiles. Yes, that’s my motto. That’s why I eat everything.”
Thembeka, Lalibela Chef