Boerekos bizarre or bazaar?
May 2nd 2012 20:38
So it turns out I was a little harsh on Matjiesfontein. Having spent a looong weekend in Parys we realised that some places just haven’t left the old boerekos ways behind them. I am all for a good melktert or some koeksisters and there is nothing like a braai but really…?
Do people really still use sugar on just about every vegetable after they have boiled the flavour out of them? Is every form of meat still cooked to "well done" with lots of brown sauce to try and bring back some moisture?
Am I really such a snob? So the food needed work and the biggest frustration was that we had no self-catering options but we survived and put on a kilo or two just because of the sheer quantity of food we were served and the people were so darn nice we couldn’t say no.
On the upside we saw some beautiful game, enjoyed the bush sounds (even the rhino snorting outside our tent in the early hours of the morning) and explored another beautiful part of our country. Just an hour from Joburg and we were in the bush, close to the river and relaxing with a chilled glass of wine so we had a wonderful time anyway.
We also did some homework and we know where we will be eating next time we head that way. I have posted my favourite pic from the weekend to inspire you as there wasn’t much we wanted to take pictures of in the food department. It was an amazing moment with the giraffe family and well worth experiencing.
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