Black Pot Safaris have enjoyed another wonderful year
guiding our adventurous clients into the wild heart of
Africa! We have discovered some exciting new
destinations, prepared some mouth-watering new black
pot dishes, created some interesting new itineraries
and are ready to take our clients even further in 2008!
But, be warned, bookings are becoming increasingly
difficult to secure, so don’t delay in making your
safari plans for next year.
EXCITING NEW DESTINATIONS
The African Ivory Route
The private bush camps of Ndzhaka, Mtomeni and Mutale
Falls in South Africa’s Limpopo Province bordering the
Kruger National Park offer total privacy and the
opportunity to combine your Black Pot Safari with game
viewing in open vehicles.
Your Own Private Island
Private island destinations in the Okavango Delta and
Lake Malawi offer bare-foot luxury and total privacy.
Parque Nacional do Limpopo, Mozambique
Machampane Wilderness Camp in Parque Nacional do
Limpopo is currently the only tented camp on the
Mozambique side of this exciting transfrontier
initiative with South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
Stay at the Flamingo Bay Water Lodge in Inhambane where
you can snorkel in crystal blue waters straight from
Dhow Safari, Mozambique
Join us on a Dhow safari in the Bazaruto Archipelago
which is home to dolphins, turtles and the only viable
remaining dugong population.
Maziba Bay on the Zambezi River is one of the most
dramatic and beautiful river lodge sites in southern
Africa and boasts its own private beach.
Chobe River House Boat
View the prolific game of the Chobe National Park from
the unique perspective of the water. Sleep-under the
stars and enjoy memorable sunsets from this comfortably
appointed house boat.
MOUTH-WATERING NEW BLACK POT DISHES
Sausage, Sweet Potato and Cannellini Bean Hotpot
A classic one pot dish where the smokiness of the
homemade Italian sausage infuses the chunks of sweet
potato as it bubbles away in a thick cannellini bean
sauce! Washed down by a silver goblet or two of
cabernet sauvignon or Shiraz from the Cape, this dish
is capable of warming up the coldest of nights.
Once browned off in smoked bacon fat, the bite-size
Kudu fillets are slow cooked over coals for 3 hours in
a rich button mushroom sauce and served over crushed
new potatoes. A good merlot acts as a great palate
Lamb Hot Pot
Tender chunks of Karoo lamb are slow cooked in a lentil
and hearty vegetable sauce while smoked sausages are
braised in the top of the pot. Once ready the sausages
are sliced and stirred in at the last minute to add
another dimension before serving.
Sweet Potato and Sage Risotto
The sweetness of the potato, the bitterness of the
sage, the sharpness of the parmesan and the subtle
flavour of aged Parma ham combine to create a truly
fabulous risotto. All done on a fire in a black pot!
Any cold dry white will do!
Beef and Red Wine Stew
Parsley, thyme and a bottle of fine wine make a
wonderful base for this melt-in-your-mouth aged beef
fillet stew. The 3 hour cooking time may seem long but
it’s worth the wait! Served over steaming mustard
Baked Pasta with Tomatoes and Mozzarella
Pasta baked in a bush-oven (coals under the pot and
coals on the lid) is hard to beat! The hint of chilli
is countered perfectly by the creamy mozzarella. The
fried garlic and plum tomato sauce poured over layers
of orecchiette with a good handful of aged parmesan and
fresh basil makes for a classic combination!
INTERESTING NEW ITINERARIES
A classic camping safari through the Moremi Game
Reserve, Chobe National Park and the Makgadikgadi Pans
featuring a scenic flight over the Okavango Delta, an
overnight stay on an island in the Okavango Delta, an
afternoon cruise along the Chobe River and a two day
package with Planet Baobab including a quad biking
excursion and night sleeping out on the pans.
Zambia Wildlife Safari
A safari designed to experience the wonder and
magnitude of the Kafue National Park combined with a
canoe safari down the Zambezi River to the famous Mana
Pools National Park and an opportunity to visit the
Victoria Falls featuring a two night stay in the
luxurious Busanga Bushcamp, the tranquillity of a canoe
safari and the splendour of the falls themselves.
Zambia Adventurer Safari
A classic camping safari for the adventurous who want
to experience ‘the road less travelled’ and take in the
Victoria Falls, one of the only beaches on the Zambezi
River, the impressive and little known Ngonye Falls and
the totally wild Liuwa Plains National Park featuring
excursions to both the Victoria Falls and Ngonye Falls
and the totally pristine wilderness of Liuwa Plain.
This safari is particularly suited to avid
Malawi and Zambia ‘Bush to Beach’ Safari
A combo safari designed to take in the amazing wildlife
experience provided by South Luangwa National Park and
the exclusivity of being the only guests on a deserted
island in the middle of Lake Malawi with fabulous
snorkelling and diving opportunities. This safari is
unusual in that all accommodation is in permanent selfcatering
tented camps with the exception of two nights
spent in a lodge environment.
South Africa and Mozambique ‘Bush to Beach’ Safari
A combo safari through the Great Limpopo Transfrontier
Park to the tropical beaches of Mozambique featuring
the private use of bushcamps in South Africa, the
novelty of a night spent in a luxurious water lodge, a
three day dhow safari and finally a night on the town
in Maputo’s jazz cafes and an overnight stay at the
famous Hotel Polana.
Killarney Farm House has been re-thatched and is ready
to receive guests. Please visit our website at
Paddy and Amanda Bond Gunning, the owners of Black Pot
Safaris, are soon to open the doors to 21 on 12th - an
exclusive, private address in Johannesburg, South
Africa for business and holiday travellers.
21 on 12th will be part home, part hotel offering total
privacy for the discerning traveller because only one
booking is taken at a time to ensure that a guests’
stay is tailormade to suit their personal requirements.
The website is still under development, but they hope
to be open for business by 1 April 2008. For further
information, please e-mail Amanda at
BLACK POT MISCELLANY
In South Africa, they have a whole family of black
“potjie” pots to choose from. They come in a range of
sizes from mini (holding 0.35l) to the giant number 25
(holding 70.5l). The choice is almost overwhelming. And
to make it worse, you can now choose from a range of
three-legged potjies, platkpotkies (basically potjies
with their legs cut off) and bake potjies (which look
like casserole dishes, but funnily enough are used for
baking bread known as pot bread). These cast-iron pots
last a lifetime and are handed down from one generation
to the next.