Chef on Safari

Combining professional chef and safari experiences to satisfy your unique culinary desires in the wilderness.

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Booking a safari with Chef on Safari offers a unique and exceptional experience for several reasons. Firstly, as a chef-led safari, you can expect exceptional culinary delights throughout your journey. Our expert chefs are skilled in creating gourmet meals using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring that every meal is a delightful culinary adventure.

Secondly, Chef on Safari offers a personalized and tailored experience. We understand that each traveler has different preferences, dietary requirements, and tastes. Our chefs will work closely with you to design a menu that suits your specific needs and preferences, providing a truly customized culinary experience.

Additionally, Chef on Safari combines the thrill of a safari adventure with the joy of exploring local flavors and cuisines. You will have the opportunity to savor traditional dishes, learn about local cooking techniques, and even participate in cooking classes or food tastings, immersing yourself in the local culture through food.

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Moreover, our team takes pride in providing a high level of service and attention to detail. From the moment you book your safari until the end of your journey, we strive to ensure that every aspect of your experience exceeds your expectations.

Lastly, booking a safari with Chef on Safari allows you to indulge in the best of both worlds – the beauty of the African wilderness and the pleasures of exceptional cuisine. It’s a perfect combination for those seeking a truly memorable and immersive travel experience.

We operate in the wilderness and we want it to stay wild!

The Kruger region is rich in diversity and home to several endangered species. The vision of Chef on Safari extends to conservation and education efforts in this area.

We believe that uplifting our local community is an important aspect of conservation. One of the ways we do this is by using locally sourced produce. Another is the imparting of Chef on Safari skills through the development of a volunteer training programme.

We are currently looking to partner with local businesses and Non-Profit Organisations in our area. If you would like to collaborate with Chef on Safari, please get in touch.

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We also cover your special dietary requirements:

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose
  • Kocher
  • IBS diet
  • Healthy eating
Kruger Safaris


Experience the Kruger National Park in the best possible way with our Kruger Safaris. From tailor made and affordable options to exclusive private safaris.

Elephant Interaction


Explore the beauty of the Greater Kruger with day tours to Blyde River Canyon, Elephant Interaction and so much more.


I just want to say THANK YOU, on behalf of myself and the family…
The compliments on the food were incredible and endless😁😉
Your team did such an amazing job and the food and dessert were above top shelf! You guys exceeded all of our expectations.
I don’t think we will be able to thank you enough, but everything was just perfect.
I will definitely recommend you to anyone – anytime.
You guys went above and beyond, and we genuinely appreciate all the love and thought that went into making everything so perfect.


Ann catered a champagne and Canapés birthday party for me in March of this year, there were 40 guests and I must say her beautiful Canapés were absolutely delicious and looked exquisite. We come from Switzerland, I genuinely feel Ann’s food is comparable to the excellent offerings available to us there. I highly recommend her


Chef Anne was an amazing chef who truly made our bush experience unforgettable. Her food was fantastic and she was exceptionally accommodating to our requirements for strictly kosher food. She was happy to learn about our dietary laws and she was able to provide exceptional food throughout our bush stay. I strongly recommend chef Anne!


Anne de Jager and her team of two ladies catered my birthday wine and Canapés party for 45 people. Her choice of superb Canapés was excellent, I picked out my favourites and she presented us with delightful goodies all beautifully displayed and above all delicious. I would not hesitate to use her services again


If you ever need a private chef for your safari self catering , I highly highly highly recommend Chef Ann @ chefonsafari.
Service ✅
Flavour  ✅
Freshness ✅
Nutrition ✅
Attention to detail & dietary requirements ✅
She is amazzzing
Noluthando Tshabalala

Professional, very friendly and fun. Delicious food 😋. Will definitely use her services again. The best!


At the beginning of 2021, I was able to discover Chef Ann’s cooking skills. As a vegan, I was a bit afraid that it would be difficult with the food for me in the land of the braai, but nothing could be further from the truth. I enjoyed the falafel with cauliflower puree, delicious curry and risotto and desserts like pannacotta, mango coconut ice cream and pancakes with caramelized banana. It was all so delicious. Thank you Ann for spoiling us so culinary!

Paula & Rolf

As we were searching for a Private Chef at our Ubuntu Luxury Villa, we were contacted by Ann de Jager a.k.a. Chef on Safari. We immediately felt a nice click and Ann was really proactive in her approach which we liked a lot! Soon after our first online video meeting, we received a request from our guests to arrange a private chef for their stay at our villa. This was a special request because of a birthday breakfast for the lady and an engagement dinner requested by the man, where he would propose to his lady to marry him! We contacted Ann to see if she was available as it was quite a last-minute request. Ann was quick in her response which resulted in a nice offer to arrange a birthday breakfast with a special cake and a 2-course dinner with a special “Will you marry me” dessert. We highly recommend Ann / Chef on Safari and we can’t wait to meet her in person and experience her services ourselves!

Dennis & Anouk

I would recommend every visitor to Hoedspruit to use their services for transfers to and from the airport, and for arranging safaris and outings! They are punctual, friendly, and efficient. My Kruger safari was also a fantastic experience; we had a very good guide who made every effort to make our trip one to remember.

Great service!

The most exquisite fine dining experience last night of a 3 course vegan meal! My friend Stijn arranged for Chef Ann to come and prepare the meal for us at my place, and wow the attention to detail and quality of the food were incredible! The table was beautifully decorated by Ann’s team, and all the food was prepared from scratch. Every course was unique and so delicious that even Stijn & his girlfriend who are not vegan thoroughly enjoyed it! Descriptions of each dish with the photo’s. Thank you so much Stijn, Kate & Ann for a wonderful evening & experience!

Heather Wagner