Cape Malay Cooking Workshop, Winelands

Duration: 3 hours (approx)
Monday to Saturday (excl Fridays)


  • Learn to cook a range of Cape Malay dishes
  • Dine on your creations
  • Insight into Cape Malay culture and history
  • The chicken curry!


  • Cape Malay snacks, main course, dessert
  • Tea or coffee, juice, mineral water
  • Booklet of the day’s recipes


  • Transport to and from the workshop
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Discretionary gratuities

Best suited for

  • Travelers seeking a hands-on cooking workshop
  • Families
  • Those wanting a traditional culinary experience in the Winelands
  • Travelers that do not drink alcohol but want to enjoy the Winelands
  • Incentive groups

What to know before booking

  • No alcohol is served as part of this workshop, and no alcohol permitted
  • This workshop takes place on a private basis only and is not available to single travelers
  • Once you have made your booking, a confirmation will be sent to your email.
  • The confirmation will contain the address of the Workshop, directions, and the time to be there
  • Most dietary needs are catered for, please indicate in the Special Requirements section


Cape Malay cuisine is a unique distillation of traditional foods from Malaysia, Java, Indonesia and India, with influences from Mozambique and South Africa. It is a collision of dishes introduced by political prisoners at the Cape, the Dutch colonisers and the indigenous KhoeKhoe. Typically, Cape Malay curries don’t have the heat of Indian curries, preferring the sweetness that came from the inclusion of the fruits of the fertile Cape soil.

This Cape Malay Cooking Workshop takes place in Simondium, between Paarl and Franschhoek, at the home of mother and daughter duo Fatima Shaik and Nuruneesha Mukaddam.

They welcome you into their home with a selection of traditional snacks, and then guide you through the preparation of a range of dishes, including boeber, daaltjies, and a curry. They’ll teach you to mix up spices just right. They’ll tell you stories about the food culture they grew up in and learned from their grandmothers. And then when the dishes are all ready, you’ll sit down together and enjoy the feast!

An experience of the Dwars River Escape Route