We love good food and warm hospitality and serve up both, in big helpings, at Deception Valley Lodge. Traditional "Bush-food" with a twist leaves you wanting for more. Vegans will love it, plenty of delicious vegan dishes are served. Comfort food in a magical place surrounded by wildlife. Read on to discover what you can expect when you visit us.

Our Chef

Emily Le Roux, a Motswana from Ghanzi, came working at Deception Valley Lodge as a cook some 10 years ago. From there she worked herself up to become Chef de Cuisine. She was trained at Deception Valley Lodge by Helen Dewar, nationally acclaimed in-house trainer of Chefs in Botswana. Nowadays Emily and her staff run the whole kitchen operation, from traditional African cuisine to vegan with a twist to any other special dietary requirements.

Some Of Our Menu

Plentiful fresh venison prepared in traditional yet modern ways.

“Veldkos” (food found in the veld) such Kalahari truffles, wild mushrooms, marogo (similar to spinach) and skilpadkos (a type of succulent) appear in season and ostrich eggs could turn up at breakfast.

Things you might want to know:

Menu

What to expect:

  • Assorted yoghurt
  • Assorted fruit
  • Cerials
  • Coffee, thea, juices

What to expect:

  • Bacon, Fried egg, Mushrooms/Onions
  • Meat and cheese platter
  • Scones
  • Grillers or Kudu wors, Scramble eggs, grilled zuchinni
  • Fruits and Toast
  • Crumpets
  • Date and banana muffins
  • Poach egg, bacon, tomato
  • Bran Muffins
VEGAN
  • Red kidney bean patties, eggs (sweetcorn fritters for Vegan option), mushrooms
  • Fruits Scones
  • Cheese and biscuit platter
  • Grilled zuchinni, Scramble eggs (Tempura Cauliflower vegan option), Fried Tomato
  • Roasted Eggplant topped with Spinach and Lentil mixture
  • Date and Banana Muffins with no egg or milk
  • Vegan Broccoli Quiche or Omelette for Vegetarians
  • Chickpea patty,Fried eggs (Potato rosti for vegan option) and tomato
  • Assorted bread

What to expect:

  • Biltong quiche/ Mini Pizza
  • White Chiffon cake or Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Apple tartlets or fruit skewers
  • Feta and Caramalized onion tarts
  • Carrot Cake
  • Crumpets
  • Springbok Sausage rolls
  • Mini Milktarts
  • Spinach and Feta Tarts or Roast vegetable quiche
  • Brownies
  • Samoosas
VEGAN
  • Vegan Brownies
  • Vegan Samoosas
  • Mini Milktarts
  • Roast vegetable quiche or spinach quiche
  • Carrot Cake
  • Black bean rolls
  • Apple Tartlets
  • Wraps with Hummus, sundried tomato and coriander
  • Vegan Pizza
  • Chocolate Cupcakes

What to expect:

  • Popcorn
  • Kettle fried crisps
  • Dried fruits
  • Biltong or pate
  • Peanuts and raisins
VEGAN
  • Peanuts and raisins
  • Dried fruit
  • Chickpea dip and crackers
  • Kettle Fried crisps
  • Popcorn

What to expect:

  • Gazpacho – Cold tomato soup or Butternut and apple soup
  • Bluewildebeest Pie, rice, red wine jus, veggies
  • Creme caramel and sugarwork
  • Tomato and Brie Tartlets or Sweet potato salad
  • Kudu steak, potato wedges, veggies, pepper/mushroom sauce and caramalised onions
  • Apple roses and custard
  • Beetroot salad with blue cheese, balsamic reduction and chopped nuts
  • Red Hartebeest Cottage pie with vegetables
  • Panna Cotta with Coulis and Tuile biscuit or Mixed Berry Jelly with Tuile Biscuit
  • Mixed seasonal salad
  • Gemsbok Kebabs, polenta or couscous and stirfry
  • Vanilla and Rooibos poached pears with a ginger snap basket
  • Brocolli and Brie soup
  • Chicken or Impala Curry, Poppadom, Basmati rice and salsa
  • Orange mouse with a snap biscuit, dried orange and blood orange reduction, alternative is a Spicy White Chocolate mouse or Espresso Chocolate mouse.
VEGAN
  • Gazpacho or Butternut and Apple soup
  • Vegetable Pie, rice, white wine gravy and vegetables
  • Vegan Creme caramel and sugarwork
  • Tomato and Basil Tartlets
  • Quinoa patties, potato wedges, pepper/mushroom sauce, carmalised onion and vegetables
  • Apple roses and Custard
  • Tomato and Brie Tartlets or Sweet potato salad
  • Kudu steak, potato wedges, veggies, pepper/mushroom sauce and caramalised onions
  • Apple roses and custard
  • Beetroot salad with nuts and balsamic reduction
  • Lentil Cottage Pie with vegetables
  • Coconut Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Coulis and tuile biscuit
  • Seasonal salad
  • Vegetable Kebabs with Polenta or Couscous and Stirfry vegetables
  • Vanilla and Rooibos poached pears with a ginger snap basket
  • Carrot and Ginger soup or Brocolli soup
  • Chickpea curry, Poppadoms, Basmati Rice and salsa
  • Pineaplle Ravioli with Coconut Custard and mango puree