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A uniquely local seasonal experience that should be on your bucket list

Kraaktafel is a seasonal dining event that’s simply one-of-a-kind

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By Alyxandra Carolus | October 2, 2022 | Travel Leisure

South Africa is home to some breath-taking natural beauty, with outdoor venues that truly feel like you’re in another world. Kraaktafel takes a new approach to outdoor dining, installations and the world of locally sourced cuisine to provide a sumptuous event. The brainchild of [kraak], an events planning company founded by Hannes van Kraak, the long table outdoor event has expanded to a must-see seasonal occurrence.

In the team’s own words, it’s a table in the middle of nowhere where you are grounded by mother nature leaving you vulnerable and levelled which allows you to experience a pause in life. If you’ve been wanting to have a dining affair that leaves you relaxed, engaging with nature and getting to sample the best of what local has to offer, then add this to your calendar.

Kraaktafel aims to combine a beautiful outdoor location, a long table, three course meal and curated local wine pairings to create a sensory affair that feels out of this world. For example, a recent Kraaktafel was hosted in the midst of a canary-yellow canola field in Wellington, with outdoor cooking spots on location and beautiful overhead lighting as the sun began to set.

So how to book a ticket? Well, first you need reserve your spot.

The event happens four times a year, coinciding with the seasons. Each date and location is announced via social media, the official website and newsletter. The exact venue is announced one week before the actual event and the price for experience includes dinner, water and wine.

To get a feel for the event, the venues or if you have any additional enquiries, visit the official site to learn more.