When it comes to creating unforgettable memories, few things compare to the combination of exceptional food and stunning surroundings. Imagine slow-roasting a leg of lamb to perfection in a luxurious kitchen, nestled in the heart of the breathtaking Overberg mountains, with views of the vast blue ocean stretching out before you. At Olifantshoek, this dream becomes a reality.

Slow Roast - Leg of Lamb

Recipe: Slow-Roast Leg of Lamb

Serves: 8 people


  • 1 large leg of lamb (about 2 kg)
  • Sea salt and milled black pepper
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 2-3 lemons, sliced
  • Generous amounts of rosemary, oregano, and thyme sprigs
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup full-bodied, dry white wine
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 32 pickling onions, peeled


  1. Preheat the Oven: Heat your oven to 120°C. Olifantshoek’s top-of-the-range gas hob and electric oven ensures even, reliable heat.
  2. Prepare the Lamb: Trim excess fat from the lamb, season with salt and pepper. Halve the garlic heads and place them, along with lemon slices and herb sprigs, in a snug roasting pan.
  3. Roasting: Nestle the lamb into this aromatic bed, pour over olive oil, wine, and stock. Cover with oiled foil to prevent sticking.
  4. Slow Roast: Cook for about six hours until tender. Add onions and any other desired vegetables about 30 minutes before the end.
  5. Serve: Transfer the lamb and vegetables to a warm platter. Strain and reduce the cooking liquid for a luscious gravy.

This recipe is perfect for those looking to enjoy the robust flavors of mature lamb. The combination of olive oil, garlic, lemon, and fresh herbs pairs beautifully with the lamb, making it a dish to remember.

Discover the Culinary Delight at Olifantshoek

Located just a short drive from Hermanus central, Olifantshoek offers a blend of opulent decor and masterful architecture. This mansion features panoramic views of the sun-drenched Overberg mountains and the ocean, providing an idyllic setting for a culinary adventure.

Accommodation Highlights:

  • Spacious Living: Five en-suite bedrooms, accommodating up to 12 guests. Each room is designed for comfort and luxury.
  • Gourmet Kitchen: Fully equipped with an integrated fridge/freezer, top-of-the-range gas hob and electric oven, air fryer, coffee machine, and more. Ideal for preparing your slow-roast leg of lamb.
  • Entertainment Areas: Open-plan living area with fireplace, large sundeck with portable gas braai, and outdoor seating areas.
  • Outdoor Features: Stunning garden, wood-fired braai, fire pit, and a swimming pool. Perfect for relaxation and entertaining.
  • Modern Conveniences: Free Wi-Fi with Netflix, secure parking, solar with inverter system, and housekeeping services.

Dining and Living Areas:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining: Enjoy your meals in the elegant dining room or al fresco on the sundeck with ocean views.
  • Comfortable Lounges: Multiple seating areas both indoors and outdoors, ideal for unwinding after a day of exploring or cooking.

At Olifantshoek, you’ll not only enjoy a luxurious stay but also have the opportunity to create and savor gourmet meals in a kitchen designed for culinary excellence. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or an enthusiastic beginner, the state-of-the-art kitchen and breathtaking environment make every moment special.

For more details and to book your stay, visit Olifantshoek – A Palace of Dreams.

Indulge in the ultimate luxury holiday experience where every meal becomes a masterpiece, and every day offers a new adventure. Olifantshoek awaits you.

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