B o-Kloof, a farm not far from Oudeberg, is the home of Baviaanskloof Honey and has, ironically, been in the Honey family for nearly 170 years. This is where we source our Baviaans beeswax sheets for our Leopard Friendly Beeswax Candles (see shop). They are beautifully fragrant because of the abundance of aromatic plants and flowers in this region of South Africa, which boasts karoo and fynbos biomes. The smell is truly unlike anything you would find in the UK. Supporting and promoting the local honey farmers importantly shows less predator-friendly farmers that there are alternative ways of making a livelihood. The best way to enjoy this honey is a little further down the Baviaanskloof valley at Vero’s, a small community “restaurant” run by Veronica Maganie.
Nothing could top the experience of sitting in Vero’s peaceful garden in the middle of the Baviaanskloof, enjoying local honey spread generously on Vero’s home-fired bread or roosterkoek. Her recipe is below: