Join us for some wildly delicious workshops this season! We will be offering up some immersive and educational nature inspired workshops in and around the Veld and Sea cabin this season. Please scroll down to view our exciting upcoming experiences.
WIM HOF METHOD WORKSHOP
Sunday the 26th of Jan 11h00 – 17h30 BOOK TICKETS
Put yourself in the expert hands of South Africa’s first (and only) certified Wim Hof Method (WHM) Instructor Alex Vliege and Helena Mercera (Yoga and meditation facilitator) to learn the 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method:
:: Breathing Technique
:: Cold Exposure
Find out how you can utilise oxygen and cold exposure to optimize body & mind, and learn about the underlying physiology. The intimate quality allows for ample personal attention, and feedback tailored to your specific situation.
WHY DO THE WIM HOF FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOP Whether you are looking to improve mental or physical performance, relieve anxiety or symptoms related to an illness, overcome your fears or are just curious to find out what the Wim Hof Method is all about – a WHM workshop offers something for everyone. The program kicks off with an introduction to the Wim Hof Method, and includes a breathing session and ends with an (optional) ice bath. There is ample room for reflection, and the instructors are there to answer questions throughout the workshop.
ANY EXPERIENCE OR PREP NEEDED Nothing really: More info about the day is sent out upon registration. If you have no prior experience with cold exposure, we recommend you finish your showers cold in the days leading up to the workshop. This may be overwhelming at first, but just try to relax, focus on your breath, and bring it into a controlled, steady rhythm.
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP SUITABLE FOR: This workshop is suitable for everyone, but does require a basic level of health. Out of precaution, we advise against participation during pregnancy, or if you are epileptic. People with cardiovascular issues, or any other serious health conditions should always consult a medical professional before starting the Wim Hof Method.
Cost: R1650 – includes tea, snacks, refreshments, light lunch and (optional) ice bath
Venue: The Veld and Sea Glasshouse, Cape Point
FIRE AND FEAST WORKSHOPS
Sat 21th of March – 11am-7pm – BOOK TICKETS
Fire awakens a deep primal essence within us. It is one of our most ancient abilities and when we truly connect with this skill we provoke an awakening in our core quintessential human nature.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Guests will be greeted with fire cooked breakfast rolls and coffee, an introduction to foraging, wild flavours and a hands on introduction on the art of fire making. This will be followed by an integration exercise into our natural surroundings, learning to become aware of the signs of nature, the bird language and heightened perception through expanding our senses. We will embark on a foraging walk in search of good tinder, kindling and a selection of wild and seasonal ingredients that we will use in our meal.
Discover how to gain a flame from foraged materials such as moss, dried mushrooms, grasses and explore a few techniques of making fire – the bow drill, the hand drill, flint and steel.
Together as a group we will make a delicious seasonal inspired meal, infused with adventure, and cooked on the fire we create. We will be using a variety of fire cooking techniques including smoking, coals, a fire pit, vibrant heat, and using whittled sticks and kelp bulbs as cooking equipment. Ingredients used will be farm veg, wild herbs, seaweeds, locally speared fish and farm raised meat. The meal will be served up in the festively decorated Glasshouse with music and candle light.
After the meal, you will be gifted your own fire kit to take home made from locally sourced materials.
Whether you’re interested in wilderness survival, stories of the past, or you just love a fire cooked meal, you’ll leave this experience confident in your knowledge of fire making!
This workshop will be facilitated by Earthskills Africa co-founder and teacher Rein Buyze, wild food forager Roushanna Gray, farmer cook landscaper Tom Gray and the full Veld and Sea team.
VENUE: Veld and Sea cabin at the Good Hope Gardens Nursery in Cape Point
INCLUDES: Breakfast, refreshments, a wild flavoured fire cooked meal, notes, recipes and a fire kit to take home.
WILD FLAVOUR POP UP DINNER
Friday the 14th of Feb – 6pm (vegan) BOOK TICKETS
Venue: The Veld and Sea Glasshouse in Cape Point
What to expect: Flower crowns, wild food, music and magic. Join us for a celebration of wild flavours with these two unique pop-up summer sunset dinners where the season determines the menu. Dedicated to sustainable cuisine that will tantalize all of your senses, this interactive 5 course meal experience will be curated and created using fresh seasonal ingredients and locally produced products. Vegetables, herbs and wild foods will be picked and prepared on site that day from our vegetable gardens. Included in the meal will be wild herbs gathered from the mountainside, seaweeds foraged from the nearby coastline, edible flowers picked from the gardens and offerings from our wild pantry that preserve moments and memories in time.
What is included: Botanical drinks on arrival, a recipe card, a wild flavoured rainbow coloured meal.
What to bring: An appetite, a sense of adventure, comfortable shoes. Dress up in something a little extra special if you like…floating florals, sequins or dungarees, or something that has been hanging in the back of your cupboard just waiting for a special occasion, like this magical wildly delicious adventure. You are welcome to bring a bottle of your own to enjoy with the meal.
R650 per person
COASTAL FORAGING WORKSHOPS
Saturday the 25th of Jan 9.30am – 1.30pm FULLY BOOKED
Sunday the 9th of Feb 9am – 1pm FULLY BOOKED
Sunday the 23rd of Feb 9am – 1pm FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday the 10th of March 9.30am – 2pm FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday the 25th of March 9.30am – 2pm FULLY BOOKED
This workshop will introduce you to some of our local edible seaweed, explore the magical world of rock pools, meet like minded people, learn how to sustainably harvest and prepare your macro-algae and shellfish, make various recipes together that will end in a feast.
We will start off the day meeting at the beach, and after an intro on the rocks we will make our way down around the tidal pools where we will forage for edible seaweeds and mussels. This beautiful coastline is abundant with food, but as we always forage sustainably we will be focusing only on the seaweed that is prolific in the area and the invasive mussel species, stressing how to treat the wildlife with respect.
After our morning on the rocks, we will head to the Veld and Sea classroom in Cape Point (a 5km drive from the beach) with our foraged food to prepare and create an outdoor lunch banquet.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
This half day course includes wild food snacks and drinks, a delicious three course lunch based on ingredients foraged and prepared by the group. Notes include intro, identification, recipes and tide charts.
WHAT TO BRING:
Beach gear, slip-slops or booties, your mollusk permit (essential – available at your nearest post office), cameras, water bottle, a sense of humour and an appetite! Also please bring your drink of choice for yourself to enjoy with the meal (beer, juice, spring water, wine etc whatever you prefer)
Collect seaweed to take home and preserve in methods learned on the day.
R700 p/person. Children under 17yrs R400. Children under 2yrs free.
50% Cancellation fee. Non refundable within 72 hours of event.
Beach + the Veld and Sea Classroom in Cape Point
FAQ: IS THIS SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS OR VEGANS?
Yes. With the exception for our two shellfish dishes, all dishes are vegetarian. All food intolerances can be catered for, if you notify us well in advance.
PRIVATE FORAGING EXPERIENCES
Only in Cape Town for a short time and don’t see any dates that suit your schedule or looking to book a special wild flavoured experience, forage or feast for your friends, a celebration or team build?
Email email@example.com for info on our various experience offerings, descriptions, rates and availability.
PLEASE NOTE: Private bookings are advised to be made at least one to two months prior to your requested date.