Grootbos Experience: Flower Safari / Fynbos

This was my favourite and yet least favourite part of my Grootbos visit.  How can it be both?  I’m sure you are wondering…..

Our tour guide was Bongani, and we did the safari in the morning just after breakfast.   This was my first time going through a flower safari, I didn’t even know there was such a thing before.  There’s a first time for everything!  The safari gets you to admire nature in a visual sense and aromatic scents.  The plants are not only beautiful to look at but it gives one an opportunity to learn the different types.

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We got to stop and Bongani set up a picnic where juice and homemade cookies were on offer.

As I mentioned before, the ride is quite bumpy.  I had my phone in pocket during the ride and somehow it got out.  I found myself without a phone.  That was the least favourite part of the safari but it was my fault.


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Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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