A HID­DEN TREA­SURE

A se­cluded bou­tique lodge on the eastern cape coast is a rich haven for epi­curean trav­ellers

Gourmet (South Africa) - - CULINARY ESCAPE - TEXT ES­TEE KERSHOFF PHO­TO­GRAPHS GREG COX

es­cape for fam­ily and friends, so they set about de­vel­op­ing the fam­ily hol­i­day home into an exclusive re­treat.’

‘My par­ents were inspired by their trav­els to the Far east where ex­cep­tional ser­vice, out­stand­ing cui­sine, mag­nif­i­cent ar­chi­tec­ture and an holis­tic ap­proach to well­ness are the or­der of the day. They wanted to bring all of this to­gether at Prana,’ says Megan.

To­day, Prana, which means life force in san­skrit, wel­comes not only kith and kin, but also se­lect guests from across the globe look­ing for a tran­quil haven in which to re­lax and recharge.

sur­rounded by nat­u­ral fauna and in­dige­nous gar­dens that spill onto un­spoilt golden

CLOCK­WISE, FROM TOP LEFT The For­est Suite at Prana Lodge; milk-tart meringue with ba­nana sor­bet and salt­ed­caramel pop­corn; mother-and-daugh­ter own­ers Gail David­son and Megan van den Berg; plat­ing up is an art­ful affair

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