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fynbos FARM

At our Fynbos farm in the Cape Winelands, we're all about capturing the natural flavours and scents of our celebrated Fynbos botanicals and making them available to you in an easy to use range of culinary & lifestyle products known as South African Fynbos®.

fynbos FOODIE

We have chosen eleven edible species to create an original range of Fynbos herbs and seasonings with a view to establishing a unified South African culinary identity with indigenous flavours.

fynbos FLAVOUR WHEEL

Our in-house Flavour Wheel is a pioneering guide for meal pairing ideas that sensationalise everyday dishes with uniquely South African flavours.

fynbos MASTERCLASS

Become an instant fynbos FOODIE with our range of indigenous South African seasonings & fynbos MASTERCLASS.

We love to share our knowledge of Fynbos flavours in the form of a guided tasting and indigenous flavours masterclass called the Cape Town Fynbos Experience® at our Fynbos farm on the slopes of the Hawequas Mountains, Wellington.

It's here that we hand-harvest our ingredients and present them as naturally as possible, from our kitchen to yours.

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COOK WITH SOUTH AFRICA'S INDIGENOUS FLAVOURS

Become an instant Fynbos Foodie using the extraordinary flavours from the celebrated Fynbos biome at the southern tip of Africa.

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CAPE TOWN FYNBOS EXPERIENCE®

Immerse yourself in all things Fynbos at a guided tasting and indigenous flavours masterclass in the in the Cape Winelands.

"Fynbos botanicals are a source of uniquely South African flavours and it's time for Fynbos to take its place amongst the herbs of the world", says indigenous culinary advocate and creator of the Cape Town Fynbos Experience®, Giselle Courtney.

Explore how to pair Fynbos flavours with everyday meals to create uniquely South African flavour sensations. Also learn how to integrate the natural health benefits of Fynbos into a contemporary lifestyle.

VENUE

South African Fynbos® Farm overlooking the Wellington Wine Valley

PROGRAMME 10h00-14h30

Fynbos Tasting of eleven botanicals, a light tapas-style lunch and a scenic guided Fynbos walk on the farm

BOOKINGS

By appointment - 066 2255722 or info@southafricanfynbos.com

R1 250 per person - minimum 6 people (max 17)

Testimonials

CAPE TOWN FYNBOS EXPERIENCE®

Giselle intertwines the flow of botanical and traditional information with tasty and tactile encounters. It's a sophisticated, detailed and highly engaging sensorial experience..

JARED RUTTENBERG - Jared in Cape Town

FLAVOURS SO FYN

Botanical infusions and edible flowers are reviving the modern taste experience. Giselle Courtney is the effusive champion behind the Cape Town Fynbos Experience and sharing uniquely South African tastes.

GETAWAY MAGAZINE February 2021

FYN AND FORTUNE

Giselle Courtney's Fynbos Experience is our hot new pick on the Cape floral calendar, offering fynbos tastings and apothecary workshops steeped in a wealth of knowledge about the Cape's rich botanical heritage.

CONDÉ NAST House&Garden April 2019

EXPLORING THE FYNBOS EXPERIENCE

Giselle Courtney spent the greater part of her childhood in Camps Bay exploring the slopes of Table Mountain and developing a deeply rooted relationship with the Cape's natural wonders. Her mission is to share the natural heritage of Fynbos with the the world.

THE INSIDER SA - SABC 2020

CAPE TOWN FYNBOS EXPERIENCE®

We are happy to provide you with the results of the feedback survey from the Dutch group we hosted in October 2018. You have scored an impressive average of 4.7 out of 5.

CAPE TOWN TOURISM

KNOW YOUR EDIBLE FYNBOS

HONEYBUSH - Cyclopia species

Honeybush is a sweet herb adding a delicate honey-blossom flavour to sticky marinades, onion soup, casseroles, butternut and sweet-potato wedges, sago pudding, milk-tart and cup-cake icing. Toast lightly and sprinkle over oven-roasted veggies.

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ROOIBOS - Aspalathus linearis

Rooibos herbs are fruity with notes of caramel and rosehip. Pair with caramelised onions, cherry tomato sauce, sweet potato mash, roasted butternut, gruyere omelette, breakfast eggs, crispy chicken, tomato-bredie and add Rooibos salt to olive oil splashed vanilla ice-cream.

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BUCHU - Agathosma betulina

Buchu is the most sensational of all the Fynbos herbs, transforming everyday flavours into mouth-watering experiences. Pair with seared picanha, braaied line-fish, tray-baked chicken, lamb shank, flambéed chicken livers, salmon sushi and tomato salsa.

PRODUCTS

KNOW YOUR EDIBLE FYNBOS

RHINO BUSH - Dicerothamnus rhinocerotis

Rhinobush is piney adding a delicate resinous flavour to grilled rib-eye, Karoo lamb, picanha and pork kebabs. Add to wok-seared chilli-garlic cabbage, grilled mushrooms, arancini, risotto, bitterballen and croque monsieurs. The delicate piney resin melts into seared food.

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SNOW BUSH - Eriocephalus africanus

Woody Snow bush has a wild rosemary flavour with a hint of pepper and adds incredible depth of flavour to a creamy mushroom sauce, Karoo lamb meatballs, tzatziki, confit garlic potatoes, puy lentil salad, yoghurt carrot salad, beef carpaccio, prawn orzo and feta  focaccia.

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CANCER BUSH - Lessertia frutescence

Cancer bush is a bitter herb with a hint of stevia-like sweetness and notes of pea. It is ideal for adding depth to vegetable dishes like grilled baby marrow, Rösti and smoky bacon-green-bean salad. Use sparingly as the herb is really bitter, but it's great for experimental cooking.

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KNOW YOUR EDIBLE FYNBOS

ROSE PELARGONIUM - Pelargonium capitatum

Irresistible Rose pelargonium is intensely fragrant and adds a distinctive spicy rose flavour to syrupy koeksisters, sticky malva pudding, scones and clotted cream, Moroccan rice, nutty buckwheat salad, rose marmalade and strawberry ice-cream.

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MINT PELARGONIUM - Pelargonium tomentosum

Cooling Mint pelargonium adds a minty-geranium vibrancy to zucchini fritters, lentil-feta salad, cucumber ribbons, bulgur mushroom salad, goat’s cheese couscous, pear and walnut salad, cream cheese brioche, cocktail rissoles and white chocolate truffles.

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CAPE MOUNTAIN SAGE - Salvia chamelaeagnea

Cape Mountain Sage is herbaceous with strong notes of sage. It pairs well with lemon-butter kingklip, creamy walnut tagliatelle, grilled haloumi burger, butternut lasagne, onion lentil loaf, brandy infused chicken liver pâté, ground pork stuffing and blue cheese gnocchi.

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