Last month I went on a much needed holiday…already feels like it was years ago hehe. I went with some friends to the West Coast and let me say it is really one of the most beautiful places I’ve been on my travels. We stayed in Langebaan, a place I’ve fallen madly in love with and a place I want to get married at when the lucky man meets me 😉
So on my bucket list were two items in that region, one being Paternoster and the other the wild flowers. I ticked both off my list with absolute awe and pleasure.
However what I really want to write about today is the experience we had at one of the most unique places I’ve been to – a place called Strandloper.
If you’ve been there you will know what I’m talking about. For those who haven’t, it is a restaurant on the beach – literally. But there is nothing conventional about it. There is no electricity, no running water and no airs and graces.
All the food – mainly seafood and all local to the area – was cooked on fires in big cast iron pots we call potjie pots.
I lost count of how many courses were served over the afternoon…could have had something to do with the vodka hehe. But the scrumptious food ranged from fish curries,
home made bread with jam,
bokkems – an interesting dried fish, extremely salty (and smelly) but quite tasty,
to mussels and crayfish.
All eaten with the finest cutlery – mussel shells
And finally the meal was topped off with Moer coffee ((tr) to attack (someone or something) violently 😀 ) and koeksusters – a sweet pastry soaked in syrup – both traditionally South African and very moreish.
To add to the already incredible atmosphere, one of the staff members was joining tables and singing a few tunes.
All of this enjoyed with this amazing view
hehe and this other amazing view
All in all it was a 5 star experience not to be missed if you find yourself in Langebaan. And on the future husband note email me your CVs and I’ll begin conducting interviews soon 😀