Tshwene Lodge, Welgevonden. Food glorious food…


“Are you looking for a snack”?

It is not necessarily the food that defines a game lodge,
it is the presentation that is the differential.
And at Tshwene Lodge, the presentation
was spectacular.

Every meal was different.
Breakfast is probably the most difficult meal to present,
as there is a finite amount you can do with a cheese platter.
But that did NOT deter the chef.
In fact, exactly the opposite,
he tried harder.

My “attempt” at a healthy breakfast…

But I gave up and went with the usual
“full English”.
The scrambled eggs were superb.
And the bacon done REALLY crispy, which is the way I like it

Lunch produced home made chutney bread.
Almost like a Swiss Roll and just as delicious.

And a lasagna that could have been made by and Italian Mamma.

Fine dining in the bush.
The Chef’s plating skills were certainly put to the test.

Not only his plating skills,
but his cooking as well.
I was at this lodge for two days
and every meal was top quality

Oh…the humanity…
or in this case the dessert.

And in the wink of an eye it was time for breakfast again.

A light lunch…
Great chicken kebabs, and potato wedges that were fantastic.

Sunset in the bush.
And that signals FOOD…

I am NOT a mushroom fan,
but these were a treat.

A plate of food that the judges on “Masterchef” would find hard to fault

And yet ANOTHER dessert.
The inventiveness of the Chef was tested at every service.
Being more than 2 hours from the nearest store,
if he was out of stock of any ingredient,
he would have to improvise.

The weather was superb for my entire stay,
and as a result I was able to eat outside every night

And who needs TV when you can stare at this?

Give that man a Bell’s.
This is the young chef that prepared all my meals.
His name is Kgadile Molekoa,
but his nickname is “Laptop”,
hence me having to take this picture.
He was trained at a local community project
in nearby town of Vaalwater.
This initiative takes youngsters from the area
and trains them for the hospitality industry.
Well done!
To find out more about this property,
This is Pelma,who I dealt with at The Sandton Eye branch.
Despite having had a tough evening the night before,
she was friendly and attentive.
In my dealings with this company to date
 I have only met with friendly and efficient staff
who have a passion for their customers.
Based on my experiences over the past few months
and in three different cities, I highly recommend them
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