Cape Town’s The Table Bay hotel is introducing a new guest experience to allow food connoisseurs to discover authentic South Africa experiences and explore Cape Town’s flora and fauna with the hotel’s Executive Chef – Jocelyn Myers-Adam.  The Table Bay guests will be able to join Jocelyn as she hosts customised ‘foraging’ expeditions on Table Mountain to be followed by her own cooking workshop to utilise the fruits of the expedition.

“The Cape’s exquisite ecosystem boats a diverse array of native plants that can be used creatively to enhance the flavours of food and even define dishes,” says Jocelyn who is recognised for putting

The Table Bay hotel’s new restaurant Camissa firmly on the Cape Town fine-dining map.  “It is great to be able to highlight South African cuisine by sourcing beautiful local products and creating dishes that will showcase them in their full glory.”

The foraging experiences are guided by recognized local urban hunter-gatherer Charles Standing, who has developed an intricate knowledge of the Cape’s landscape and its opportunities to harvest wild plants for culinary use.

Sherwin Banda, General Manager at the Table Bay Hotel comments: “Foragers, depending on the season, are taken on informative and scenic tours of some of Cape Town’s beautiful areas, from Rondebosh and Tamboerskloof, to Sea Point and Cape Point. Each experience is unique and will leave lasting memories.”

Jocelyn regularly forages for herbs and plants for use in Camissa’s kitchen, incorporating seasonal plants into her cooking to add unique flavours to dishes. For instance, edible flowers like hibiscus blooms, with their cranberry-like flavour and citrus overtones, are used as a colourful and delightful addition to salads, while Nasturtium blossom with their sweet yet spicy flavour, are an ideal ingredient for open sandwiches and savoury appetisers.

Num Nums foraged from the nearby V&A Waterfront are innovatively used on a compote for her signature pork belly dish, while Dune Spinach, with its interesting meaty texture and sea flavour, foraged in Sea Point, can be used to draw out flavours in a variety of meat and fish dishes.

Jocelyn says: “In November I love to add buchu to dishes. Its leaves release an amazing aroma similar to the blackcurrant which add a unique flavour to savoury and sweet dishes.”

The Table Bay hotel foraging expeditions will appeal to the innate hunter-gatherers who are keen to participate in interactive experiences to learn more about reaping the fruits of our natural environment to be creative in the kitchen.

The foraging expeditions are run for groups of about four people and available for all Table Bay Hotel guests subject to availability. Price on request.

For reservations, please contact www.suninternational.com or Tel: +27 11 780 7878.


The SUNLUX Collection by Sun International comprises 3 luxury hotels, located in South Africa and Zambia.  The properties are positioned in a ‘Golden Triangle’ that links Cape Town’s landmark The Table Bay Hotel, the exclusive Palace of the Lost City in Sun City and Zambia’s Royal Livingstone Hotel, with its own private entrance to the stunning Victoria Falls. The Collection is complemented by its newest property, the design-led Maslow Hotel in Johannesburg.

About The Table Bay Hotel:

The Table Bay was officially opened by President Nelson Mandela in 1997. It is located in the heart of the cosmopolitan V&A Waterfront, offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town. The Table Bay Hotel boasts 329 five star luxury rooms including 18 suites, a swimming pool, spa and fitness area as well as conference facilities, a Victorian-styled Pavilion for banquets and receptions, and a Ballroom for private functions. The Atlantic Grill is ideal for parties, launches, lunches and dinners and the new Camissa Brasserie offers a culinary journey at the water’s edge.

About The Palace of the Lost City:

Sun City’s flagship hotel, The Palace of the Lost City, takes its architectural and interior themes from a lavish lost African tribe fantasy. It has 335 luxuriously appointed rooms including 15 suites offering wonderful views of a superb landscape that has achieved its Botanical Garden status in South Africa. This exclusive hotel boasts fine dining and culinary splendour and incomparable sporting and leisure activities.

About The Royal Livingstone:

The Royal Livingstone Hotel perches on the forested banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia, upstream of the mighty Victoria Falls to which Royal Livingstone guests have their own private entrance. With their own personal butlers, guests experience sophistication and sheer opulence as well as the elegance and luxury of an earlier bygone era. With 173 luxury rooms including 4 suites, The Royal Livingstone offers magnificent sundecks overlooking the River Zambezi and fine dining in the restaurant or on the long veranda overlooking the gardens.

About The Maslow Hotel:

The Maslow Hotel is a welcome addition to Sun International’s illustrious collection. With 281 rooms including 19 suites, The Maslow is a landmark property, set in an oasis of landscaped gardens in the heart of Sandton’s financial district within an up-market area, north of Johannesburg. The sophisticated Lacuna Urban Bistro serves diverse and original international cuisine 24/7 while The Lacuna Bar provides a welcome respite at the end of a long day. The signature Wayfarer Lounge, a business class type lounge, enables guests waiting to check in or depart from the airport to make use of shower facilities to freshen up or enjoy a meal. The Maslow is perfectly situated to take full advantage of all that Sandton has to offer.

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