The Ultimate Lamb Braai

Gathering with friends to cook over a wood-fueled fire is quintessentially South African and we believe the best expression of a braai is with lamb from the Karoo, South Africa’s semi-desert region. Brandon shares his technique for grilling perfect loin chops and through a comparative tasting we explore how local terroir and grazing on indigenous plants influences the flavour of the meat. To book click here

Photographs by Brandon de Kock

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You’ll be welcomed into our kitchen to master two Cape classics: bobotie, a dish of spiced, minced lamb, and malva pudding, a wildly popular South African dessert. Through these local favourites Nikki will illustrate the cook. better. philosophy and share tips and tricks to enrich your own cooking. The finished dishes will be served up for lunch, along with the myths and backstories behind these beloved recipes. To book click here

  •   What a wonderful evening! Despite some dodgy weather we went ahead with the plans full steam and were not disappointed. The lamb was the best I’d ever had (not exaggerating)... read more

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      Fantastic braai-night. Nikki & Brandon are lovely hosts; food was delicious and now we know a lot more about Capetown life. Kiitos!

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      My goodness, where can I start. The energy Nikki and Brandon brought to this was very special. To say they are both knowledgeable and meticulous is an understatement.
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    thumb Lex

      Nikki and Brandon were such a lovely couple. They shared such amazing cooking tips and discussed some history and cultural influences on the food. This was by far the best... read more

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      Nikki and Brandon are proof that food people are the best people. They are wonderful hosts with a passion for cooking and deep knowledge about the intersections of culture,... read more

    thumb Alana

      A fantastic evening was spent in the home of Nikki and Brandon. We were introduced to the art of Braai by , with accompanying South African culinary delights, cocktails and... read more

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  •   This was our first try at an Airbnb experience, so we were naturally a bit apprehensive....but we were at ease as soon as we stepped through the door.....What a great... read more

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      Perfect !!! It's one of the best things that I did in South Africa. Good quality of food and drinks. Nikki and Brandon are so nice too. Highly recommended for... read more

    thumb Chin

      This was a fantastic experience that was one of the best things I have ever done on vacation. The food was fantastic, the structure of the evening beyond my wildest... read more

    thumb John

      This was our first Airbnb experience and it was incredible! We had a wonderful time with Nikki and Brandon. They are very welcoming, knowledgable, and easy to hang out with... read more

    thumb Andrew

      This experience simply could not have been better. The food and the drink were sourced from the best purveyors and makers, and were delicious and plentiful. Nikki made a dessert... read more

    thumb Michael

      An incredible experience where you learn about the culture of Cape Town and the region through the food. Hands down the best lamb I have ever had. Nikki and Brandon... read more

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