Chef on Safari
Chef on Safari
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Multi-day ToursSafarisNature & Wildlife Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Combining professional chef and safari experiences to satisfy your unique culinary desires in the wilderness. Explore our website and ignite your taste for adventure. With 21 years in the hospitality industry, Chef on Safari can provide you with a wide range of customised culinary experiences. You may want to try our destination dining or bush braais in the wilderness. Perhaps you want a personal chef to cater for you on holiday. Maybe you are organising a special event and you want to treat your guests to a buffet or maybe family-style plating is your preferred type of dining. We also do wine or gin tastings and food pairings. We even do cakes! Enjoy the feast for your eyes in our gallery and on our Instagram page. Chef on Safari is based in South Africa in a small town called Hoedspruit on the doorstep of the Kruger National Park and the Blyde River Canyon. This magical region is rich in biodiversity and home to the Big 5.
Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Dwayne B
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Friends
Great chef, delicious meals with great wine pairing suggestions. She introduced us to local South African delicacies, all of which were nicely prepared and presented. Highly recommend.
Written 21 February 2024
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ianowtram2016
Phalaborwa, South Africa2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Business
We have used Ann on many occasions to cater for the guests at Antares Bush Camp and we have always experienced a high degree of professionalism and fantastic food on offer. The guests are always complimenting her on the tasty dishes. Her attention to detail and her willingness to try and create dishes that are locally sourced from food freely available in the bush make it unique. She has never let us down and we will be using her services again in the future.
Written 8 September 2023
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LRush88
South Africa8 contributions
Jun 2023
Thank you Anne for your part in making our weekend so wonderful. We had an amazing safari, with the best food, and spoils all round - providing us with delicious meals not only in camp, but beautiful picnics in the wild. Highly recommend Ann to anyone looking for an amazing chef and wonderful expereince.
Written 6 June 2023
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loletan
3 contributions
Mar 2022
Ann is such a wonderful guide! I was do lucky to have such an amazing experience with her. And I can't wait to travel to South Africa again.
Written 11 May 2022
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kw0man
Leuven, Belgium1 contribution
Feb 2020
I would recommend every visitor to Hoedspruit to use their services for transfers to and from the airport, and for arranging safari's and outings!
They are punctual, friendly, and efficient.
My Kruger safari was also a fantastic experience, we had a very good guide who made every effort to make our trip one to remember.
Written 10 March 2020
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Dear Kristina, Was nice and easy to talk to you. I enjoyed having a cup of coffee with you at the airport right before your flight. I hope you had fun in Zimbabwe! Looking forward to welcome back anytime… :)” kindest regard, Ann de Jager
Written 17 March 2020
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dave u
Waterloo, Canada2 contributions
Feb 2020
Ann was very generous with her time, extending the tour for us. The optional breakfast and lunch were excellent with lovely locations. My wife is very interested in birds so Ann spotted a large variety and share info about them and the plants they lived in or fed on. Plus of course details on the mammals, butterflies, reptiles, etc. Zipping up the canvas walls on the vehicle for the cool morning and evening drives was thoughtful. With so many very expensive tour options out there, I don't feel we missed anything at all at Ann's reasonable rates. A great day and highly recommended!
Written 4 March 2020
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Dear David & Donna , The team here at Shikwari Safaris is thrilled to hear such good feedback. We are proud to focus on the small animals and be good value for money for our safaris in Hoedspruit, Kruger region. Hope you both had relaxng time in Cuba and we hope to see you soon. Kindness regards, Ann de Jager
Written 9 March 2020
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445katelyns
Santa Fe, NM19 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
My partner, daughter and I spent about 5 days in safari with Ann and had the most incredible experience of a lifetime! She was not just a very knowledgeable guide with respect to South African wildlife, she knew how to trek the animals and show us once in a lifetime experiences. We saw a lion roaring at night, 4 leopards (including one with an impala in a tree), a lion during the day, a wildebeest being preyed on by jackals, elephants frolicking with hippos nearby in the water, along with all normal animals like zebras, Buffalo, warthogs, giraffes, etc. The experience was incredible, and she was super kind to boot. I’d go out with Ann any and every time I’m in S. Africa. Thank you!
Written 3 January 2020
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Hi Allison, We are thrilled to have you as part of the Shikwari family! Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means the world to us and to our entire team! Hope you enjoy Strand loper restaurant on the west coast. We look forward to serving you again soon!
Written 22 February 2020
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mgwetherbee
Newport, Australia5 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Our tour with Ann exceeded our expectations. She did a great job of planning a walking safari, night safari and other fun activities like a massage in our lodge out in Kruger.
Written 6 August 2019
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Dear Maz, Thank you for your review and the this opportunity. It feels as if I've had drunk half a bottle of champagne and I'm bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude. It was pleasure taking you on safari again and always a pleasure seeing you. Thanks so much for your positive feedback and good vibes. Thank for being apart of our YouTube video. I've never seen so many cheetah in my career you are all good luck charms. I'm happy that you're happy, and we're looking forward to your next visit. Hurry back in rainy season so show the Wild Dog! Warmest Regards Ann de Jager
Written 8 August 2019
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Marion W
3 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
We did two tours with Ann last year. We loved it so much we are taking our daughter back to spend 2 weeks with Ann in May 2019. Ann is very knowledgeable and a lovely person to be with. She made the experience most enjoyable and was great and finding wonderful animals.
Written 6 March 2019
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Olivia G
10 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Shikwari brought South Africa to life! The lodge and detailed touches there in,made this trip of a life time exactly that! Our every need was attended to. Anne is an excusite chef and guide. Noel’s storytelling by campfire, made our family feel like a fiber in the interwoven colorful tapestry, that is Africa!
Written 4 March 2019
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