interactive kitchen at andbeyond sandibe in the okavango delta

Food Fundis

At &Beyond, we strive to deliver extraordinary guest experiences, day in and day out. From life-changing wildlife sightings and unexpected spoils and surprises, to luxurious accommodation and stories shared around a blazing fire, it goes right down to the food we serve, which is always wholesome, fresh, robust, vibrant and literally bursting with delicious flavours.

‘Fundi’ is the South African word for ‘expert’ and our incredible team of creative and oh-so talented Food Fundis are tasked with the simple goal of delighting guests at each and every meal. The food they lovingly prepare is fresh, natural and locally sourced; it exudes the essence of each destination’s richness, history and soul; it is shared with joy and each meal is indeed a celebration.

And don’t forget that calories don’t count when you’re on holiday, so eat the cake, drink the wine and regret nothing. At &Beyond, we love nothing more than to see our guests live every moment, laugh every day and indulge wherever they can.

guide at andbeyond sabering a bottle of champagne

Masters of ceremony In the spirit of celebration and not knowing what comes next, our rangers love the element of surprise…
by Claire Trickett6th January 2017

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chef at lake manyara making bread

For the love of bread Happiness is … homemade bread. Let’s face it; the wafting, seductive scent of bread slowly rising to perfection...
by Claire Trickett5th August 2016

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chef at lake manyara making bread

Happiness is homemade bread If you’ve tasted Sandibe’s cinnamon twist bread, then you’ll agree that happiness is homemade bread…
by Claire Trickett7th July 2017

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child and chef in the shamba at andbeyond kichwa tembo

Recipes from our shamba Enjoy these wholesome, ‘garden to table’ recipes from our Kenyan shamba (veggie garden)…
by Claire Trickett30th September 2016

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head chef sam mnguni at andbeyond phinda forest lodge

Everyone you meet has a story to tell If you have visited &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge, then you’ll no doubt have met and been entertained by Chef Sam…
by Claire Trickett26th August 2016

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bunny chow and traditional south african springbokkie drinks at andbeyond kirkmans

The best bunny chow in Africa The much-loved bunny chow is a traditional South African dish that originated in the Durban Indian community...
by Claire Trickett5th August 2016

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empanadas in south america

15 must-try foods from around the world Calories don’t count when you’re on holiday so be sure to try these 15 must-try foods from around the world…
by Claire Trickett29th August 2016

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private dining at andbeyond ngorongoro crater

Our 15 favourite surprise feasts Celebrating our 15 favourite surprise feasts for &Beyond guests on 3 different continents…
by Claire Trickett14th July 2017

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chocolate chip cookies rocky road and crunchies

Diet … let’s all agree it’s a four-letter word Here are two diet-breaking recipes from our chefs to remind you of the joys of being on safari…
by Claire Trickett9th September 2016

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andbeyond coffe hot choclate and amarula drink

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From our festive kitchens to yours With the festive season just around the corner, here are some of our most-loved foodie traditions...
by Claire Trickett15th December 2016

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herbs and spices in india

Top 10 sensory experiences These 10 sensory experiences prove that travel should be experienced through all of our senses…
by Claire Trickett14th February 2017

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Guest dining area overlooking the serengeti plains at andbeyond kleins camp

Seventh heaven Did you know that there are seven official mealtimes for guests on an &Beyond safari?
by Claire Trickett21st October 2016

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