- Adventure walk along the beach
- Mussel foraging (if water conditions are safe)
- Swimming/rock jumping (optional and based on water conditions)
- Off-the-beaten track location and ocean views
- Gourmet mussel pot, snacks and drinks
17h00 – 19h30 (+/- 3 hours, starting time depending on season)
- Saturday, 7 April 2018
Scheduled dates are set for weekends (mid-week on request). To book for private groups (minimum 6, max 25 people) please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Smaller groups are possible on a quote basis.
Ever went to your favourite beach for sundowners only to be sandblasted to smithereens, or for an after-work swim, only to find the water choppy and horrible? Henk knows Cape Town’s beaches like the back of his hand, which means that on any given day, he’s clued up on which ones are South Easter proof, best for a dip when the sun goes down, and most importantly, the ideal spot for al fresco feasting.
That’s why the venue of each of his beach kitchen experiences is different. He also adapts each outing to your fitness levels, so whether you’re into scrambling over rocks or more of a leisurely stroller, he’ll tailor make the experience to suit your needs.
Once you’ve ambled – or scrambled – to your secret destination, Henk will rope in your help to collect mussels off the rocks, telling you the dos and don’ts of foraging these delicious babies while you’re at it. Meanwhile his wife Suna will set up a magical beach kitchen and dining area – think fluffy throws, twinkling fairy lights, colourful bunting and lanterns – putting some wine and virgin G&Ts on ice.
As Henk gets on with preparing your mussel potjie (choose beforehand between his legendary Asian inspired mussels with coconut milk, lemongrass, chilli and coriander, or an Italian take with tomato, chilli, garlic and loads of fresh basil) you’re free to sip wine, brave a snorkel in the icy Atlantic or go for a spot of rock jumping into the ocean if you’re really adventurous. Once your appetite is nice and whetted, it’s as simple as tucking into a delicious dinner, served with plenty of locally sourced artisanal bread for mopping up the scrumptious sauce, while you watch the sun set over yet another beautiful day in Cape Town. Not half bad, we say!