Our story

About Veld and Sea


There is flavour, food and medicine all around us, we just have to learn how to recognize it.
Join us tracking the edible landscape through the seasons with educational, immersive and wildly delicious experiences.
Based at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point, Veld and Sea offers:


Wild food foraging workshops

Interactive pop up dinners

Adventure weekends

Nature inspired workshops

Curated experiences for corporate/brands/film

Travelling foraging workshops

Founder / Forager

Roushanna Gray

Founder of Veld and Sea, Roushanna Gray is a wild food artist, foodie and avid forager. She shares her passion about the edible landscape edible through immersive educational experiences, connection and creativity. Inspired by the natural world around her, she has been working with the exciting and diverse wild flavors found in the mountains, veld, and gardens for the last 14 years. The wide range of  delicious and nutritious culinary offerings from the beautiful inter-tidal rock pools along the South African coastline also play a major role in her cooking and teaching. In 2019 she won the Spier Sustainability award at the Food XX and Eatout awards for her efforts to highlight South Africa’s local edible plant culture and to educate people on foraging as well as the Most Authentic African Experience award  for recognition of excellence in the hospitality division by the Cape Town Experience Awards


“Veld and Sea are THE real authentic foraging experience. Their venue is so beautifully and effortlessly curated, the foraging (we did it in pouring rain) is such a learning experience and a true reflection of how we can harmoniously eat… the deliciosity of the meal we produced under their care, was so unique and scrumptious, a totally one off experience. If you are a local, please go and support them throughout the year, if you are a tourist GO.. you will never experience raw nature turns into a delicious multi-faceted experience like this anywhere else.”

Lauren Kotze

“Driving to Veld and Sea on Saturday, I was feeling really anxious that my sister and I had put all our trust into people we’d never met before to create a wonderful and memorable birthday for our mom. The description of the day sounded magical on the website, but you never really know what you’re going to find in reality. But from the moment we arrived, we knew we had made the right choice. It was a beautiful experience from start to finish, all gently and expertly guided by Roushanna and her team, Erica and Ryan. The venue, the food, the music, the mind-blowingly amazing smelling herbs, the gorgeous flower garlands, the whole experience…it was wonderful! We couldn’t have hoped for more. Roushanna, the passion and love for what you do is tangible. Thank you for sharing your world with us for one day. Thank you for going above and beyond for us, and making our mom’s birthday such a special one. We truly appreciate it! The message from my mom: “A huge thank you for the most unbelievable birthday experience, gift and treat today. It surpassed any thing I could ever imagine. It will be etched in my memory as one very happy, creative birthday celebration. A truly spectacular day.”

Tracy Leigh Rauch

“Loved every moment and morsel spent with Veld and Sea Mermaids. If you want to experience a deep and lasting connection to earth and ocean go and meet these beautiful women. They are inspiring and so willing to share their precious knowledge, which we so need. Thank you for an incredible day.”

Dave Meinert

“Hands down one of the best things I have ever done in Cape Town, after living most of my life here and constantly on the search for amazing things to do that celebrate what the Cape has to offer.”

Susan McLeary

“A magical, inspiring, rejuvenating celebration of nature! An experience that will stay with me forever.”

Charisse Louw

“Thank you Roushanna for bringing your creative magic and beauty to everything and everyone you touch. This is an extraordinary gift!If you are looking for something both educational and tasty.. then what better than learning about sustainable foraging!? I have had the pleasure of experiencing Roushanna’s classes.. and I must say..just one word: INCREDIBLE!

Petra Joell




Free Range Humans series – ep 3: The Seaweed Chef Nov 2020

The Botanist – Wild A State Of Mind August 2019

Cape Town Legends – Meet Roushanna Gray July 2019

Beautiful News – Pick your flowers and eat them too Feb 2019

The Duchess Greenery Series – Veld and Sea Oct 2018

Cape Town Tourism Neighborhood Guide – Simonstown to Cape Point June 2018

Fire and Flowers video clip by Nic Leighton and Gabrielle Holmes September 2017

Deep Blue / Middle C  ~ Vimeo documentary surf film 2017

Coastal Foraging on Morning Live, SABC 2 Dec 2016

Coastal Foraging on Eye Witness News 2016

Cooking with seaweed on the Expresso Breakfast Show 2015


Sustainability on The Insider SA August 2021

Dandelion Soul Blog – Coastline Foraging in Jeffreys Bay July 2021

Return to the Wild: Wild Foraging in the Western Cape with Veld and Sea – Home Journal March 2021

Return to the Wild – CNN Travel Aug 2020

Call Off the Search blog – Foraging and Feasting in a delicious city Jan 2020

The Big Issue – Forage and Feast Nov 2019

Country Life Mag – Wild Wanderings with Veld and Sea Oct 2019

A Luxury Travel Blog – 5 Unforgettable Cape Town Food Experiences Oct 2019

Travelbugz blog – Wildly delicious Overberg foraging adventure Oct 2019

Edgars Magazine – Five women changing up local food culture Aug 2019

Khuluma in flight mag – Eating For a Change Aug 2019

An Intoxicating Cape Town Food Experience: Veld & Sea’s Botanical Workshop – July 2019

House and Leisure – Responsible Foraging with Roushanna Gray from Veld and Sea March 2019

Getaway Magazine – West Coast Wild Food Road Trip March 2019

Cape Town ETC – Fun Foraging and Food with Veld and Sea Feb 2019

Cape Town Experience – Industry Awards. Veld and Sea wins Most Authentic African Experience Award

Sunday Times – Local Food Crush Feb 2019

FOOD XX and Eat Out Guide awards women in food Veld and Sea wins Spier Sustainability award Feb 2019

Daily Maverick – Bounty of the Tavern of The Seas Feb 2019

Home Journal – Meet Wild Food Forager Feb 2019

Lufthansa Magazine – Cape of Good Things Jan 2019

Womens Heath Magazine – Wild Food Foraging Oct 2018

East Afternoon – Foraging with Veld and Sea August 2018

Destination Namaste – Portrait of a Foraging Goddess and Wild Food Innovator June 2018

Aspire, Design and Home – Nourishment: Wild at Heart April 2018

Hospitality Marketplace interview – Eat on the wild side February 2018

The Age of Foraging, Fynbos and Fresh Botanicals – Food24 Feb 2018 

Botanical Inspiration – Gardenista Dec 2017

Give a Fork blog – Veld and Sea forage Dec 2017

Country Life magazine Q&A September 2017

Le Creuset Foodie, Forager, Fynbos Champion Q&A September 2017

Wild at Heart DE TUIN OP TAFEL June 2017

Forbes Woman Africa Aug-Sep 2016 cover

Article on The Botanist website

Country Life Article

Mail and Guardian coastal foraging article

Cape Times Coastal Foraging article

The Urban Hunter Gatherer Blog post


Sound Clip of fynbos foraging interview on Cape Talk June 2019

Sound Clip of edible seaweed on Pippas Planet, Cape Talk an 2019

Sound clip of coastal foraging interview on Cape Talk Radio

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