Beaufort West Tourism Potjiekos Competition


Heritage Day is not just a public holiday, it is a day when South Africans of all cultures and religions remember and celebrate their heritage.

The best way to get to know your community is to organise a potjiekos competition.

This is exactly what Beaufort Tourism did on Monday, 25 September 2017 at Steenbokkie Nature Reserve. The purpose of the Potjiekos competition was to create an opportunity for Beaufort West Tourism to build relationships, as well as to expand relationships between all role players in our community. The potjiekos competition also created a comfortable environment where Heritage Day, 24 September and Tourism Day, 27 September could be celebrated.

Many thanks to the following five teams that entered: Karushi Africans, Pens & Poojties, The Vale, Tshisa Nyama and the Toyota Big Boys without you the day would not have been the same.

The judges had a difficult task to judge the five pots. Fortunately, Edith Grondein, Suretta Stolzenberg, Sascha Klemm and Kyla Mack each had a criteria according to which they had to judge.

Each pot had a chance to simmer between 3 to 5 hours with its own secret recipe and ingredients. A variety of lamb, sheep, chicken and tripe pots were prepared and the different smells sparkled the taste buds early on.

The Karushi Africans won first prize with their Lamb potjie, runner up was Pens & Pootjes with their tripe potjie and The Vale with their sheep potjie in third place.

The following sponsors made the day possible and Beaufort West Tourism would like to thank them: Timbercity- Black & Decker Drillham 13mm 500W, Smokkel & Smous Cash Price, 4 Sheep Restaurant – Restaurant vouchers, Villa Contessa- cash prize and Steenbokkie Nature Reserve for making their facilities available for the potjiekos competition.

Friendships and good neighborliness were building through the smoke and the pots.

Thank you to all those who were involved in the arrangements, gave donations and even those who just came to support the participants and the competition. Beaufort West Tourism hopes to make the potjiekos competition an annual institution.