Following demand for kosher cuisine from visiting safari guests, Jabulani Lodge in the Kapama Private Game Reserve – situated within the Greater Kruger National Park – will be launching its own kosher kitchen in October.
The Relais & Châteaux accredited Jabulani lodge will dedicate space to two kitchens strictly for kosher food. One side will be for dairy (Milchik) only and the other side for meat (Fleischik) only.
Each kitchen will be fully equipped with new kosher equipment, including plates, cutlery and tableware.
Jabulani Executive Chef, Alex van As and his team will manage the running of the kitchens. “We are excited to expand our guests’ desires in all ways possible. We hope to see more Jewish guests and to welcome them into our home,” said van As.
Guests will also be able to bring their own kosher chef to the lodge, should they wish, to work alongside Jabulani’s Executive or Head Chef.
Jabulani sources local kosher products, including biltong, a variety of meats, fresh produce and chocolate.
Jabulani can also provide a Rabbi (Mashgiach), where needed.
Alternatively, guests are welcome to bring their own Rabbi to the lodge. The kitchen will be approved by the visiting Rabbi or the head of the family staying at the lodge to ensure that it remains up to kosher standards.