September, the beginning of Spring, Blue Skies, the August winds behind us and the launch of our Spring Menu!

All around us, new life is appearing. Flowers, green shoots, leaves and soon the veld will transform from golden brown to green with the first spring and summer rains. Visitors to Londolozi are greeted by young animals and newborns taking their first steps. Around the camp nyala and bushbuck wander looking for the finest greens to eat, accompanied by babies in tow. The first summer migrants will soon be with us. It’s a time of celebration and because of this we are celebrating Spring Day in Style, with only the freshest ingredients, home grown from Londolozi’s own veggie gardens.

The Spring Menu

Anna says: “This Spring, we are concentrating on Freshness, Simplicity, Deliciousness and Sustainability, so when I got a radio call from Chris Goodman yesterday to come and see what he had harvested for me, I was ecstatic as to what I had to work with.

The Londolozi Vegetable gardens inspired by Chris Goodman, and carried out throughout our village, have produced an abundance of fresh rocket, parsley, mint and much more. So, with the first Spring harvest from Chris’s garden, here’s what we are cooking today…

Spring Harvest

Anna and Chris with spinach and radishes

Radishes... mmm

Simply organic and seriously crunchy radishes to accompany the Harissa Chicken Salad

Spinach delicious spinach

About to be whizzed up for the spinach and goat’s cheese tart

Green Chillies

Green Chillies – perfect for our Seared scallops and African Guacamole on Sour Dough

Anna head to the kitchen with her spinach and radishes

A very happy Anna heading back to the kitchen

I look forward to sharing some more organic Londolozi Spring Kitchen moments!”

Written by: Anna Ridgewell. 

Photographed by: Kate Collins

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Anna Ridgewell

Executive Chef

A lodge like Londolozi, although famous for its wildlife, is about far more than just that. The superb culinary experience which awaits every guest at Londolozi is thanks to the continued efforts of Anna, who has been instrumental in the development of new ...

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marinda drake

Lovely blog. It look and sound wonderful.

Kate Collins

I’m looking forward to trying out some of these delicious vegetables! Thanks Anna.

Jill Grady

Wow, it looks like the garden is doing really well, and the Spring menu sounds delicious Anna! We were fortunate to have tasted your Spring menu last year and we can’t wait until next September to get to sample it again when we are back at Londolozi!


Oh Anna the vegies look so yummy & crunchy. Enjoy & give Chris my best, obviously his compost is working up a storm 🙂


amazing greens! Im sure they are delicious to eat in your food Anna. Enjoy the Spring menu 🙂

Ryan James

The scallops sound amazing!

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