South Africa: Hidden Gems

Jack begins his South African journey seeking a cure for a hangover. While there, he also indulges in wild fruit that could give an elephant a buzz, homemade honey hooch, Zulu tribal beer and wine made from palm trees.

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Jack and the Zulu Tribe

Jack and the Zulu Tribe

Jack poses with members of the Zulu tribe after drinking their beer and participating in a ceremony to honor their ancestors. 960 1280

  

Making a Potjie Meal

Making a Potjie Meal

Jack watches as his local guide, Kobus, adds a little mampoer to their potjie meal. Potjie is a traditional backyard cooking competition in South Africa. 960 1280

  

Riding a Tractor

Riding a Tractor

Jack rides in the back of a tractor in search of ostriches at the Skeiding Guest Farm in Heidelberg, South Africa. He is looking for ostrich eggs because they are a main component in a local hangover cure. 960 1280

  

Snatching a Ostrich Egg

Snatching a Ostrich Egg

Jack snatches an ostrich egg from right in front of a resting ostrich in order to make an omelet — the South African hangover cure. 960 1280

  

Drinking Amarula

Drinking Amarula

Jack and public relations officer Lorette Selane enjoy a glass of Amarula, the second-best-selling cream liqueur in the world. 960 1280

  

Searching for Ubusulu

Searching for Ubusulu

The crew captures Jack riding through the water in search of the sweet and fast-fermenting ubusulu, also known as palm wine. 960 1280

  

Sampling Palm Wine

Sampling Palm Wine

Jack talks with brewer Poomsie and guide Vusi as he waits to sample the local palm wine. 960 1280

  

Shooting Pool

Shooting Pool

Jack plays a round of pool at Denn's Tavern, which was once a South African speakeasy. 960 1280

  

Zulu Beer

Zulu Beer

Realizing that there’s an empty glass in the room, Jack fills the cup with Zulu beer. 960 1280

  

Tribal Dancing

Tribal Dancing

Meva and Jack sit and watch tribal dancing in honor of the Zulu ancestors. 960 1280

  

A Bottle of Mampoer

A Bottle of Mampoer

Jack selects one of the various flavors of mampoer made by the Nyati Distillery. 960 1280

  

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