Whilst we will often give you a little behind-the-scenes look at what the Londolozi kitchen is producing, all that may serve to do is make you wish you were here sampling the goodness whilst listening to a lion roar in the distance or sipping on an ice cold gin and tonic at tea time. It would be far easier to make that connection to this piece of African paradise if you could actually taste what you are seeing in the photos, even though you may be thousands of miles away.

Taste and smell are apparently the two most evocative sense when it comes to nostalgia.

That being said, we thought we’d reward everyone today with the recipes and preparation instructions for some of Londolozi’s most iconic offerings; the world-famous breakfast muesli, the morning game drive crunchies, and the choc-chip cookies.


Londolozi Toasted Muesli:

Place the following Ingredients into a pot,

  • 250g                Butter
  • 250ml             Vegetable oil
  • 250ml             Brown sugar
  • 250ml             Golden syrup
  • 125ml             Good honey

Heat until all sugar is dissolved.

Then place the rest of these ingredients into a baking dish and cover with the melted syrup mixture.

  • 500g                Jungle Oats
  • 375g                All Bran Flakes
  • 375g                Fibre Bran
  • 250g                Puffed Wheat
  • 250ml             Wheat germ
  • 250ml             Sunflower seeds
  • 250ml             Sesame seeds
  • 250ml             Shredded coconut
  • 500g                Mixed nuts
  • 1kg                  Chopped mixed dried fruits

Place in oven at 100 C.

Turning occasionally as the mixture browns – This takes a long time so pour a cup of coffee and  enjoy the aromas of toasting muesli!


Londolozi Crunchies:


  • 2 cups oats (porridge oats/rolled oats)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup coconut desiccated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 250 g butter
  • 2 tablespoon syrup
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


  • Mix oats, flour, sugar and coconut.
  • Melt margarine and syrup and then add the bicarbonate of soda.
  • Mix margarine and flour mixture together.
  • Pat mixture into a greased baking tray.
  • Bake at 180’C for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cut into squares while still hot and then allow to cool, store in airtight jars.


Londolozi Chocolate Chip Cookies



  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Cups of Oats
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 300g Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Macadamia Nuts


  • Cream the butter and the sugars together
  • Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix well.
  • Add the oats, salt and baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips and the grated chocolate along with the nuts.
  • Roll mixture into balls and press out onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes at 200 degrees C.


Happy Baking!

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Anna Ridgewell

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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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OMG! I love the crunchies so much – maybe even more than the baboons! I wish I was back at Londolozi right now.

Jeff Rodgers

Do you enjoy torturing the guests with those delicious-looking photos??? Looking forward to seeing you and enjoying your creations when we return in January.

Anna Ridgewell

Thanks Jeff! we look forward to welcoming you back in January for more deliciousness!


Thank you for the recipes. I especially look forward to trying the muesli. It is so true that taste and smell can bring back memories. I remember before heading out on the afternoon drive one day having a slice of the most delicious lemon cake I have ever tasted. I guess you would call it a tea cake. When trying to think of something special to bake I have thought of that cake often. It would be a wonderful Christmas treat if you would share that recipie. I can also imagine sitting down one afternoon with a piece and getting lost in my Africa videos. Thanks again!

Anna Ridgewell

Thank you Leslie! Keep warm with the delcious aroma of the Londolozi baking magic and keep an eye on your inbox for the Lemon cake recipe! My personal favourite as well!


Yum Yum ! Definitely trying those delicious looking & I am sure tasty recipes, thank you !

Lauren C-A

Hello! Thank you so much for these recipes – can’t wait to get cooking! 🙂 How much grated chocolate goes into the cookies (the recipe didn’t list grated chocolate as an ingredient), and how many cookies does the recipe yield?

Anna Ridgewell

Thank you Lauren – the amount is 300g chocolate chips ( i wouldn’t add too much more as they will be very very rich!), however, you can mix dark & white chocolate chips together. The yield of this recipe all depends on the size you make – i would say 20 normal size cookie and about 12 big ones! Happy Baking

Robert Hayes

Hello Anna – I think I have put on five pounds just reading since you started posting to the daily blog with your kitchen/food-specific entries. We enjoyed every one of the meals we had when we were there and it looks like the food has only gotten better, if that’s possible. You must have a great staff. Please keep posting from time to time.

Anna Ridgewell

Thank you Robert! i certainly do not do this on my own and i express massive gratitude daily for this incredible team i work with! I will indeed pass on the sentiments and keep an eye out for the next TWIF!


Thanks so much for the lovely recipes, especially the breakfast muesli which I loved when I was at Londolozi.
And of course I wish I were at Londolozi again every single day. Maybe soon.

Anna Ridgewell

Thank you Chris – enjoy the recipes!

Jill Larone

Thanks very much for the recipes Anna! I loved the muesli every day at breakfast while there at Londolozi and can’t wait to make it at home now as well. Of course, it won’t be the same as having it there and enjoying watching the Elephants coming in below the Tree Camp deck but I’ll close my eyes and try to imagine it.

Anna Ridgewell

Thank you Jill – when you make this at home – log on to the blog and eat it whilst watching one of the 90th videos which should take you right back to the Londolozi feeling!

Anna Ridgewell

Thank you Trevor! now you can create a little Londolozi magic in your home kitchen!

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