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9 Things You Will Love about South Africa

Biltong, Biltong is a dried meat that originates from the days when the Voortrekkers left the Cape of Good Hope and went inland. They dried and preserved meat to eat on the way to find new land in the interior of South Africa.

Droe Wors, Droewors is a dried sausage that is spiced for flavour. It accompanies biltong as it is often served together for treats or at functions.

Beaches, South Africa has some of the finest beaches in the world. Long White sandy beaches invoke a sense of peace and calm.  You can walk for miles along the coast and stare into the horizon and never see anything but sea.

The beaches also have some of the best waves for surfing. Durban hosts an international competition called the Gunston 500 where all the surfers from the world compete for the top prize.

People, South Africa has 11 official languages and the friendliest people, whenever you go to a market stall or walk around the cosmopolitan areas you will always hear laughter and see big smiles.

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Biltong Origin

​Biltong originated in South Africa. It is made with beef normally the silverside or topside cuts.

The meat must be cut in a special way to remove the surface fat and the sinews. If cut properly the meat will be easy to eat.

Fresh beef is better to use as the meat is softer and allows the spices and marinades to absorb more.

Spices normally used to flavour the biltong is Coriander, Pepper and Sugar. Vinegar is used to cure the biltong and to help
remove the moisture from the meat.

Vinegar can be put into a spray bottle and can just be sprayed onto the surface of the meat. The meat does not need to lie in the vinegar as it will mess with the flavour.

Spices can then be added and rubbed onto both sides of the meat. The meat should then be stored in the fridge for a few hours to allow the meat to absorb all the flavours.

The meat can then be removed from the fridge. Plastic hooks are a good way to hang the biltong as they can be washed and reused again.

When hanging, the biltong m…