Over the years SA Country Life has featured some well-known homegrown products. The likes of Ouma Rusks and Ardmore have graced the pages of the magazine alongside Wedgewood Nougat and Carrol Boyes.
From now until the end of July, we’ll be dipping into our archives to bring you these stories from our favourite household names to remind you why local really is lekker.
And while we love telling you all about our favourite products, we’d also like to hear from you. Tell us what your favourite #LocalisLekker products are and you could win. From your favourite tea and coffee accompaniment like Ouma Rusks to clothing accessories like Tsonga, we want to hear about it. There’s a plethora of homemade, proudly South African goodies out there and we want to know about them.
How to enter
Share your favourite #LocalisLekker finds with us by filling in the form below and you could be a lucky winner. Tell us the name of the product and why you love this proudly South African item so much.
The competition closes at midnight on 31 July 2019.
What you can win
Aquila Private Game Reserve has given us a two-night getaway for two worth R20 000. The prize includes accommodation in a Premier Luxury Cottage, all meals for the duration of your stay and game drives.
The Premier Luxury Cottages have been built with their surroundings in mind. The stone walls, thatch roof and wooden deck each bring an element of the Karoo into the cottages, while the plush decor and cotton linen help soften these details. Constructed on the hillside, each cottage is built with privacy in mind so you’ll get to enjoy uninterrupted views. Each cottage is equipped with large en-suite bathrooms and alfresco showers. You’ll also find a log fire, fans, air-con, tea and coffee facilities as well as a mini bar.
More about Aquila Private Game Reserve
Nestled in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Southern Karoo, Aquila Private Game Reserve is a four-star safari experience that offers its guests an opportunity to see the Big 5 while also indulging in some R&R. The reserve was established 20 years ago by owner Searl Derman who was looking to re-introduce these famous animals to the Western Cape. Today Aquila sits on a 10 000-hectare wildlife conservancy that is home to the Big 5 and many more animals. There are numerous safari options available including full- and half-day trips, sunset jaunts as well as horseback and quad bike experiences.
Spend a day at Aquila or opt for an overnight experience in one of the Lodge Rooms or a private Luxury Cottage. The Tranquila Spa is just what the doctor ordered with a long list of treatments to choose from including facials, manicures, pedicures and massages. The restaurant serves up buffet-style meals while offering guests breathtaking views of the reserve. If you’re up for it, take a dip in the infinity pool or lounge on the deck. End the day with a trip to the Cigar Lounge and enjoy a puff of a cigar in one hand and a night cap in the other.
To book your own weekend away, visit aquilasafari.com.
Runner up prizes
Hubsan H123D Drone
Next time you’re out on the road and travelling through our beautiful countryside, be sure to pack the Hubsan H123D Drone to capture all your memories. This nifty device can whizz through the air at a top speed of 25 metres per second and even has the ability to do 360-degree flips and rolls mid-flight. With its 720p HD FPV camera, you’ll be able to film all your trips (and a few acrobatic tricks) to show off to your friends and family. Thanks to the Gadget Shop, you could stand the chance of winning yourself a Hubsan H123D Drone worth R3 999 in our #LocalisLekker competition.
Looking for more great gadgets and tech products, visit thegadgetshop.co.za.
Wilderer Fynbos Gin Hamper
The Paarl-based Wilderer Distillery takes extra special care to produce some of South Africa’s finest gin, grappa and eau de vie. When it comes to their award-winning Cape Fynbos Gin, the Wilderer team ensures that only the purest wine spirits, freshest water from the Franschhoek mountains and carefully cultivated botanicals go into every bottle. The combination of Fynbos botanicals, flowers, berries, barks, peels, roots, stems and leaves ranging from rose petals to cassia bark, all comes together in harmony to make it full on flavour. It can be enjoyed neat or paired with a soda or tonic water and topped with some fresh mint, lemon, pineapple or curry leaves.
Wilderer has given us a hamper worth R1 500 as a prize in our #LocalisLekker competition. This hamper includes a 500ml bottle of Cape Fynbos Gin, three bottles of tonic, five packets of dried fruit garnish, a recipe book, set of four Wilderer Gin glasses, a large Wilderer Gin t-shirt, Wilderer Gin trucker cap, notebook, pen and keychain.
If you want to shop the rest of the range, visit Wilderer.co.za.
Tangled Tree Hamper
While producing a delicious collection of wines, Van Loveren has also tried to put our planet first with its Tangled Tree range. The wines are packaged in 100% recyclable PET bottles that generate three times less carbon dioxide emissions and 60% less greenhouse gases during their manufacturing process. These bottles are also 80% lighter than conventional glass which makes a big difference to the amount of fuel needed during mass-transportation. You’ll find a Chocolate Cabernet Sauvignon, Butterscotch Chardonnay, Moscato Rosé, Tropical Sauvignon blanc and Spicy Shiraz among the range.
Thanks to Van Loveren, two of our readers could win themselves a Tangled Tree hamper worth R588 each. The hamper includes a mixed case (containing 12 bottles) of Tangled Tree wine.
Thola Africa Accessories Hamper
Thola Africa is a not-for-profit company helping local artists sell their handmade goods to a wider audience online. This online ecommerce platform works with small community-based designers like Leather Zulu, Lunto Accessories, Lashongwe and Tukabijoux to bring their bespoke fashion and decor closer to their customers. Thola Africa’s profits then go to building the skills of these fledgeling businesses.
The team at Thola Africa has given us a handcrafted accessories hamper worth R1 150 to give away to one of our readers. The hamper includes a pair of Mmala Tassel Earrings and a Mahlangu Cuff by Lashongwe as well as a Yellow Clutch Bag by Tukabijoux.
Browse the Thola Africa website to see what other carefully crafted fashion accessories and decor are available.
We’re looking forward to bringing you the story of Tsonga during our #LocalisLekker series. This shoes and accessories company prides itself on creating high quality hand stitched and hand laced leather goods that have not only captured the hearts of South Africans, but fashion conscious buyers across the world. Due to the demand, Tsonga has outgrown its original production facility in the Midlands and now has a second factory in Pietermaritzburg.
We’ve got a R1 000 voucher for one of our readers to spend on the Tsonga online store buying either shoes, bags or other accessories. Enter below and you could win.
Looking for a new pair of shoes or leather handbag? Take a peek at Tsonga’s online store.
Carrol Boyes Nwanuna Wasadi Salad Servers
Iconic South African designer Carrol Boyes will be featuring in our #LocalisLekker series in the next couple of weeks, so it’s only fitting that we should be giving away one of her stunning products to one lucky reader. If you enter our competition you could stand to win yourself a set of Nwanuna Wasadi Salad Servers worth R995.
If you’re looking for more of Carrol Boyes’ products, then visit her website and shop online.
Wonderbag Value Bundle
Wonderbag has become a major game changer in kitchens in South Africa and around the world, which is why we are so excited to have its story in our #LocalisLekker campaign. This non-electric, portable slow cooker is the perfect addition to your meals and it just so happens we have a Wonderbag value bundle worth R526 to give away to a reader. Enter today, and you could win one large and one small Wonderbag.
To find out more about Wonderbag, visit wonderbagworld.com.
The fine print
- Standard competition terms and conditions apply. 2. Entries close on 31 July 2019 at midnight. 3. Offer valid for SA residents over the age of 18 only. 4. Winners will be randomly selected within three weeks of the competition’s closing date. 5. The prizes are not transferable and cannot be converted to cash. 6. The Aquila Private Game Reserve prize is subject to availability, and excludes all items not listed, such as transport to and from the reserve, bar, telephone and sundries. 7. To comply with the Consumer Protection Act, the winners must supply their ID numbers.
A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.