South African Campfire Recipes, Camping Tips and Ideas.
Hello, and welcome! I am based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and have been a keen camper all my life, first with my parents in Zambia and Zimbabwe, and then with my own family in South Africa. I also wrote for the Caravan and Outdoor Life Magazine for several years, sharing camping tales and recipes with their readers.
As a camping mom, I learnt to make good, easy, delicious food over a campfire. I firmly believe that anything can be cooked on a camp fire, and want to share my experiences with you, as well as lessons learnt from years of camping in South Africa, to make the camping experience even better for you.
You will also find my tips for cooking on an open fire, and what cook-ware to use, as well as how to make the all-important fire and other ideas. And there will be new campfire recipes, too.
I’ll be chatting about what food to pack and how to pack it, as well as menu planning and all sorts of other useful camping stuff.
Oh, and there will probably be a few camping tales, too!
Happy camping 🙂
Hi Linda, my husband has just opened a 4×4 shop in the south of JHB, we have created a Facebook page with an album “Camping Recipes” I would like to put some of your in the album, please let me know if this is ok with you. the FB page is
4×4 Mega World JHB South
Hi Carla, yes, of course, I would be thrilled if you shared my recipes! Thanks for visiting 🙂
Hi Linda… so excited to find you again.. but I see your latest post was in July 2012. Hope all is well. HUGS xxx
Hello Dinx, great to see you again too!! All well, just got caught up in a too busy life 😦 thank you! Hope you are very well!!! HUGS xxxx
Ek wil graag jou blog feature op my RSG praatjie Donderdag oggend. Dink jy dit is moontlik?
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Hello Nina – that would be a privilege! How exciting!! I’ll email you…..
I found this website quite inspirational. My in laws have a game farm with no electricity resulting in us making some very interesting dishes for quite a few days in a row (from breads to braais to potjies. You name it.).
Glad to find someone else who like cooking over the fire!!
Hello Robin, thanks for the visit, and for leaving a comment! How I’d love to know what you make on the fire – would you like to share some ideas/recipes? Perhaps you would like to write a guest post for me, with some photos? Full credit to you, of course, if you’d be interested? Let me know. Linda.
Yip I would be willing to do so. Have some great show stoppers.
I will only be able to provide photos in April but can share a great recipe so long for you to try. If so, please can you send me an email address and I can forward it to you.
Hi Robin – that sounds wonderful!! I can’t wait. Email me at email@example.com
Hi Linda! I’m the food writer for Beeld newspaper and I was wondering if I could use your recipe for vegetable soup in our outdoor supplement (Buite). I will give you full credit and refer people to your blog. Please let me know if this is OK! My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much! Hope to hear from you.
Karla Janse van Vuuren
Hello Karla! Thank you for your comment, I would be thrilled to have my recipe used for the newspaper! I will email you…. 🙂
Hi. Came across your recipes via a friend on Face book. I suggest you create a Facebook page too!! I don’t really like cooking but feel inspired by your simple ideas. Keep it up! Regards, Tracey ex S african living in New Zealand.
Hi Tracey, thank you for your comment!! So glad you like my recipes 😀
I hadn’t thought of a FB page for my website, good suggestion! I’ll do that. Thank you!
Hi Linda, great blog! We are avid outdoor fans too. For many years we travelled the country to all the sailing spots with the kids. I love that I finally got around to visiting your blog. I don’t find much time to read lately but I do buy the magazine occasionally. Now I know who does the food section and I can come straight to your blog. Goodie.
Hello Ana, thanks for the visit!!! It’s always great to meet a fellow-camper 🙂
Would love know what some of your favourite camp-fire food is?
Hi there. Came across your blog via Mandy´s at The Complete Cook and it looks wonderful. I live in Andalucía, Southern Spain, and the Spanish love a good day out in the “Campo”, cooking paella over olive wood and barbecuing chorizo! Am looking forward to reading more
Hello & thank you for visiting! We are planning a camping trip in Europe & I am beginning to see that the Europeans love camping too! I must try a paella next time we cook 🙂
Hi Linda, I love your niche focus blog around outdoor, camping, fire eating. I love the outdoors, so this will be a great resource for future expeditions.
Hi Sam, thanks so much for the visit! As you can see, I’m passionate about camping and campfire cookery, and it does seem to be a niche! Glad you find my blog useful 🙂
Great blog! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is excellent, let alone the content!
Hello Lampy, thanks for the visit. I have been blogging since January 2010, and blogging is easy! Thank you for the kind words.
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