Come and cook in our African outdoor kitchen, Baobab Kitchen! Enjoy life, get your family or friends together or bring your colleagues to thisjoyful, relaxing experience, inspired by vibrant colours, aromas, succulent flavours and an African beat. We welcome pre-booked parties of 10 to 25 persons during daytime, afternoon or evening, from May to October.
In the Baobab Kitchen, you cook and bake over a fire in African cast-iron pots and enjoy togetherness in the light of a crackling fire and oil lamps. We’ve done all the boring preparations. Now just the fun remains! You lend a hand, but it’s our responsibility that tasty food gets served.
Select your own dishes from many African countries and combine as you like. Our passion is to offer flavours that vibrate of the African joy of cooking and we happily assist. Allergies, vegetarian meals or special requests? We will help you to design a menu that will suit everyone. You can bring your own choice of drinks to the cooking and to the supper. We also sell cold drinks by the glass or jug.
Baobab Kitchen is open for bookings on all weekdays, daytime (from 13), afternoon or evening, from May to October. On weekends, when the Café is open during daytime, we can receive groups after 18. You are more than welcome to visit the Farm Stall & Baobab Café (the Café doesn’t need booking) and discuss your plans with us!
We will create an all-inclusive package for your business or society, to spend a whole day at our beautiful & relaxing oasis.
Baobab Kitchen is an activity that lasts for at least 3, or more pleasantly 4 hours, so you can enjoy the food in your own time. When planning, it may be good to know that it takes about 1 or 1,5 h before you sit down to eat. We offer trays (to be ordered in advance) with African snacks which are ready when you arrive.
Come in relaxed comfortable clothes that can get a bit smoky, and are relatively warm. Baobab Kitchen is entirely an outdoor experience. We have warm blankets to snuggle up in by the fire on those clear starry nights.
Oh yes, the Farm Stall is open all the time. There, you will find new taste sensations and genuine African handicraft, personal & charming. We carefully selected it all.
When you make a booking, we’d like to know approximately for how many and when. For preliminary bookings, we’d like your confirmation as soon as possible, and at least 5 weeks before so that we don’t have to unnecessary reject other groups. One week before you come, we need to know your choices regarding menu and the final number of guests. Please let us know as soon as possible, if someone wants to join in your group. We will do our most to accommodate you! Bookings are binding. For cancellations later than 48 hrs before the decided time, we will debit 50 % of the total sum. For cancellations later than 24 hours we will charge full price. We plead for your understanding, as all preparations are already made at that time. You can pay cash and with a debit card or we can invoice your business or work institution. Please make arrangement for invoice payment in advance.
In Africa, children are always welcome and our wish is that families can enjoy african cooking together. The older children are quite keen to help out around the fires. Sometimes, we make a milder pot for the kids if there are many children. These are the prices for children: Children 0-3 yrs come for free. Parents can bring food. We gladly help to heat babyfood. Children 4-9 yrs pay 30% of full price. We set the table and plan that you will eat less than older kids. Children 10-12 yrs pay 50% of full price. We set the table and plan that you will eat less than adults. Teenagers 13 yrs and older pay full price. Our minimum price for a booking is for 10 adults, or equivalent.
Happy voices, African drums, smiles in the light of fires and oil lamps, freshly baked bread, steaming pots with exciting flavours, scents of citrus, cinnamon, honey & the smoke from the fires - a mix of smells and a growing apatite. Then, the peace and quiet when the velvet night wraps you into a blanket, a crackling fire, the stars are alight...The hosts of Baobab Kitchen could gossip about magic moments, but "What happens in Africa stays in Africa" :=). Welcome! Ĺsa & Nolan
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Many Africans believe that there is no such thing as a young Baobab. These trees can be enormous and up to 3000 years old. They are probably the oldest life forms in Africa. In the hot dry savannas, a Baobab forms a natural meeting point for the village, a landmark, and a source of raw material. The fibrous bark from the fat trunkis used to make baskets, ropes and hand-platted floor mats. Only a portion of the trunk is used each time and the injury heals rapidly. This makes the harvesting of the bark ecologically sustainable.
The name 'Baobab' is KiSwahili but all countries where the Baobab grows have their own names for this beautiful gigant. In South Africa, a Baobab is called Kremetartboom by Afrikaans people, umShimulu, isiMuhu and isiMuku by the Zulu.
There are many legends and myths about the Baobab. Because the tree looses its leaves in the dry season, it is said that God planted the tree upside-down, with its roots in the air. If you pick the flower of a Baobab, you risk to be attacked by a lion, because the flowers of Baobabs contain lots of spirits. There are also those who believe that if a man drinks an infusion of the bark, he will be protected from crocodiles and become very strong.
We choose the name 'Baobab Kitchen' because of the intimate way Africans live with their Baobab. It is a place in the shade where people meet, eat, and talk to each other - a social tree for social people.
Knowledge is like a Baobab tree -
one person's arms are not enough to encompass it.
"- an old African proverb-"