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Mandela Day at Umngazi


Every year, on the birthday of our beloved former president and international inspiration, Nelson Mandela, people around the world are asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to give up 67 minutes of their time in order to help others.… Read the rest

Whale Tales


Winter is a very special time of the year for Umngazi, as guests are greeted to the sight of the Humpback Whales, which are the most commonly seen whale species off the Wild Coast.… Read the rest

Farewell to an Old Friend


Madelaine Mlungwana : 26/12/1956 – 14/06/2015 

Hamba uxolile Mama Madelaine! Go in peace our Mother Madelaine! 

Sizokukhumbula. We will miss you! Read the rest

Slow braised red wine oxtail


(This recipe serves 8) Ingredients: 3kg oxtail Seasoned flour – (flour, salt, pepper, mixed herbs) Sunflower oil – to brown the meat 3 large onions – sliced 3 cloves garlic – chopped 1 bottle good red wine Beef stock – enough to cover oxtail 1 bouquet garni (thyme, parsley) Salt and cracked pepper 2 bay leaves 3 tablespoons red currant jelly Peel of ½ lemon Peel of ½ orange 600g carrots – sliced 1½ tablespoon lemon juice 1½ tablespoon tomato paste  
Method: Oven 150°C Trim oxtails of as much fat as possible.… Read the rest
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