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Hall of Fame 2015


After four exciting years of receiving accolades for excellence from TripAdvisor, we are beyond thrilled to announce that we have been welcomed into the 2015 TripAdvisor Hall of Fame!… Read the rest

Feedback that never gets old


There is an amazing quote by Mother Teresa that says,
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” However, what we do know is that every bit of positivity we receive back from clients does the entire Umngazi team a world of good.… Read the rest

Umngazi Fish curry


Ingredients: 2kg Fresh fish cubes about 2cm squared 2 cups White bread flour 2 onions finely chopped 5cm fresh ginger finely chopped 1 House garlic finely chopped 2 fresh green chilies finely chopped 2 tins 400gr Tomato & Onion Mix 1 tablespoon roasted coriander seeds crushed 2 tablespoon cumin powder 2 tablespoon turmeric Powder 2 tablespoon Robertson’s Fish Spice 3 Tablespoon curry paste from the bottle ( Foodies Indian Korma Paste) Olive Oil Cooking Oil for Frying 1 Handful chopped coriander Salt and black pepper to taste Method: Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil to your pot and heat.… Read the rest

A Crafty new look for Umngazi


Meet Sondaga Reuben Sepataka, innovator at Hand Crafted Paper, creator of the new Umngazi room folders, wine lists and cocktail folders and our very own arts and crafts hero.… Read the rest

Roast beetroot, baby spinach and red onion salad with almonds


Ingredients:  8 large beetroot  peeled and cut into wedges 2 large red onions  – peeled and cut into wedges  (can leave out) 2 tablespoons olive oil handful  raw whole almonds  -roasted  sun dried tomatoes  baby spinach leaves and other interesting salad leaves goats cheese or feta cheese  
Dressing: 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar  
Method:  Turn oven onto 200˚C Peel and cut the beetroot into wedges and the red onions  (or leave onion out) Place the beetroot and onions and 2 tablespoon olive oil  into roasting pan and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper Toss together Roast in the oven at 200˚C for about 40 minutes Toss from time to time until tender Take a frying pan and dry fry the almonds until a little golden and toasted Take the roasted vegetables out and put into a large salad bowl  – let cool and add  raw baby spinach leaves and the sun dried tomatoes (sliced) Mix together gently Slice the goats cheese or feta  and place on the top Dress with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar before serving and add the roasted nuts… Read the rest
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