Welcome to Safari Chef

Intrepid adventure and Chef Derek travels wild Africa highlighting Conservation , Wildlife, Difficulties Gourmet and Bush cooking at the “CHEF’S TABLE”.

Exquisite cuisine stylishly served in the most unlikely of places on a rugged 4X4 adventure through the spectacular and untouched wilderness of Africa.

Chef Derek –A charismatic ,self-assured confident cook is more than capable of preparing the most exquisite meals and creating style and ambiance in the midst of the harshest desert terrains ,on river banks or the lush green of Africa.

Chef Derek will prepare every meal at the “CHEF’S TABLE” for the TV SERIES to be filmed in Namibia “The Faces of Namibia” being the first destination of the series-further series will explore the beauty of Angola, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda featuring the stunning landscape and terrain only accessible by 4X4 . 

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2016 July Trip Done and Dusted

BREAKING NEWS…………………………………………………..interesting destinations



Excellent BIG 5 experience.

BREAKING NEWS……..SAFARI CHEF Will be conducting the following 4X4 trips to the AFRICAN IVORY ROUTE through South African’s Limpopo Province to visit a range of remote and interesting destinations….

  • Excellent Big 5 experience.
  • 4X4 travellers will enjoy Mafefe in the Legalameetse and Mutale Falls in the Makuya Reserve.
  • We focus on the local environment and heritage of Limpopo.
  • Each camp has no electricity but has safari-tented accommodation (should you not want the camp) and offers an intimate and rustic experience for the travellers.
  • Highlights in the area include the Holy Forest, Lake Fundudzi, Python Mountain, Tshatshingo Potholes, Phiphidi Waterfalls and much more………
  • Birding.. Pink-throated Twin spot, Cape Battis, Lanner Falcon, Jackal Buzzard…..we can identify +-713 birds on our game drive +- 400 just from the sound/singing and +- 200 Latin /Scientific names ( this is a must for bird lovers ).
  • 4 X 4 you will find more than enough sections of the road on which to have fun with your off-roader, river crossings, off-camber forest tracks, cattle trails and the possibility of “mud” necessitating low-range capability and driver reflexes…… after all this is the main part of the journey.
  • With a network of roads for 4X4 vehicles we will explore Makuya Nature Reserve.the home OF THE BIG 5!
  • Visit viewing points over Luvuvhu Gorge (you can also break BASE CAMP) & hike down the elephant path and spend the night on the river bank + safe swimming.



1. FEB-13TH -17TH (Valentine Tour for the Romantic)
2. MAR-20TH -24TH
3. APR- 2ND -6TH
4. APR- 29TH –27TH
5. APR-29TH –MAY3rd
6. JUNE 12TH -16TH
7. AUG- 7TH -11TH
8. SEP – 23RD -27TH
9. DEC-11TH -16TH (6 Day Tour)* T& C’s to be confirmed.

NB: These are “ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR’S “preparation catering and cooking breakfast and dinner + food./ Camping and Park Entry Fees/ with Professional Tour Guides.

COST: R5’000 pp (Maximum 10 Vehicles per tour)



ACCOUNT NO: 1355878932

CODE: 470010

NB: 20% non-refundable deposit required to secure you tour, camp bookings etc…..

Proof of deposit to be sent to: derek@safarichef.co.za


We trust you are looking forward to your African Ivory Route with the SafariChef and will schedule a meeting prior to each trip to list some useful hints ,tips and information to make the most of your stay.





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