• John Dobson Stormers coach and Rare Griil

Art of Springbok cooking & Rugby

The new concept of appointing luminaries to be the conductors of the hotel for a period kicks off with the Stormers rugby coach who takes the baton on the weekend of 1/2 June for the Springbok rugby test vs Wales.

The hotel and all it's fabulous rooms both public and private will be put in the hands of Stormers Rugby coach John Dobson and Stormers associates for a heady two day celebration of food and Rugby that culminates in the Springbok Rugby vs Test vs Wales.

Taking the playing field with Dobson  on the Friday night will Chef Greg Baxter ('Baxie) of the award winning Grill House in Clairmont. They will be conducting themselves out of the Karoo Art Kitchen for one of their celebrated Steak Master Classes. 

Saturday is an all Springbok day with the Karoo Art Executive Chef Derek Louw joined by PH Wayne Oostingh for a venison (Springbok)  Potjie workshop. Wayne's nearby Leopard Rock private game reserve was originally owned by Wilbur Smith and is a majestic property teaming with Springbok and other plains game. With the  Art of a Springbok potjie in the bag all attention will shift to the looming Test match as John Dobson and Stormers coaching staff / associates shift our focus to that other great Springbok Art - Rugby. As the Karoo Art's historic ball room becomes a sports lounge of note. Dobson and associates will be taking the mic at appropriate times. 

Unlike the game a Springbok there's nothing fast about a Springbok potje. With the game and possibly Wales themselves done and dusted we'll be convening back at the Aga in the elegant Karro Art dining room - conveniently situated between the Ball Room and a bar named after a legendary Barrydale Edwardian era team player - Anna Jordaan. 

The cost differs according to room choice ;

2 nights , 2 food workshops (Art of Stake and Art of a Springbok Potjie), two Art of a Karoo Farm beakfast's (there'll be Springbok Skilpadjie in there somewhere), the expert instruction of two award winning chefs (Greg Baxter of The Grill House Claremont, Derek Louw of the Karoo Art Hotel) and the hosting of Stormers coach John Dobson and associates for the Springbok vs Wales game ;  before it, during it, after it ! It all ends in the Anna Jordaan bar. 

GROOT KAROO 2 Day package; R3259,00 pp sharing. R3899,00 single

 KLEIN KAROO  2 Day  package; R2750,00 pp sharing. R3499,00 single

http://www.karooarthotel.co.za/pages/groot-karoo/ 2 Day package;R3459,00 pp sharing. R4099,00 single 

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Do not attempt to book through the hotel booking engine (if you go there it will appear booked out as we have blocked the weekend out) rather use this button to CONTACT RUWAIDA in reservations direct via the reservations email link.