Feast 25: Ingwenya’s Forest

On the return from our first scouting adventure looking for venues, we by accident stumbled upon this hidden piece of paradise and knew instantly that it was the perfect setting for our next feast.

Ingwenya Country Estate lies nestled along the banks of the meandering Crocodile River, hence the name ‘Ingwenya’ meaning ‘crocodile’.   This 124 hectare estate was once a bustling country escape  and even had it’s own expansive polo fields and a flower farm.  Today, it is closed to the public and what a privilege to be allowed access to set up our long table in this idyllic setting.

The estate is vast and full of beautiful surprises – we were spoilt for choice in deciding where to locate our feast on the estate but concluded that a summer lunch in the middle of the tranquil forest would be something of a fantasy away from the concrete jungle of Joburg.  Ingwenya has such a special place in my heart – it has an energy but at the same time, it has peace.

We can’t wait to come back for another feast…