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Lerato Foods & Naturals

Morocco 2024/2025 - Africana Retreats & Cooking Holidays



Experience Africa like never before on our enchanting culinary adventures

“Over the years, I have enjoyed bringing people together to share memorable experiences at my feasts, to share African recipes and stories far and wide, and also through my cookbook AFRICANA. Now we can cook, feast and travel while making new memories, together.” Lerato.



November 23rd - 30th 2024 

(Join the waiting list before booking)


Morocco - from Marrakech, The Atlas Mountains to the coast of Essaouira

from £3,750 per person (double occupancy)

£4750 (single occupancy)

For 8 days / 7 nights (Max. 10 guests for our group retreats)

You can pay a deposit to secure your spot today and set up a payment plan

October 2024/Now Sold Out


October 22nd - 29th 2025

(Join the waiting list before booking)


 An experience of a lifetime, with award-winning author, chef & presenter, Lerato, filled with as much serenity as it is with adventure. Our retreats and cooking holidays are inspired by the AFRICANA cookbook, celebrating the rich diverse food, culture and people of this great continent.
Be prepared to be seduced by African warmth and vibrancy as you cook with organic and local fresh produce & feast to your heart's content.
From cooking with the ‘Dadas’ in Marrakesh known as expert cooks of aristocrats and meandering through the souks within the red Medina walls, exploring the wondrous lands of the Berbers in the rolling Atlas Mountains and enchanting Desserts, to enjoying the ultimate escape in our coastal eco retreat in Essaouira, you will be completely enchanted by the sites, the flavours, the sounds and the people.
Lerato and our team have expertly curated an unforgettable experience for you. Get ready for an experience of a lifetime!


Praise for Africana 

‘It is a glorious book: an education and an invitation. There is such life in its pages, and such food!’

Nigella Lawson

"Leaf through Africana and you’ll be sticking Post-it notes everywhere … There isn’t a dish I don’t want to cook."
Diana Henry, the Saturday Telegraph
"An Outstanding new book that will wake up your taste buds. Lerato is a genius with flavours." 
Delicious magazine
"No plantains will go to waste with this book nearby"
BBC Good Food

Highlights of our retreat includes;

Explore unique & contrasting parts of Morocco from the red city of Marrakesh, the desert of Agafay to the coast of Eassaouira
Fresh organic food cooked daily. Fresh fish from the nearby coast, olives you can pick yourself and olive oil harvested just footsteps away. Feast at my favourite restaurants, street foods stops, the best pâtisseries and more
Stay in architectural masterpieces, from our luxurious eco-friendly Earth House, a sprawling villa with 180 degrees views of the Atlas Mountains and our sumptuous mud-huts on the coast, with swimming pools
Visit the home of our friends, the Amazigh people (known as Berbers), and experience bustling market life
Immersive feasts & cooking classes in our private villa, in a 5-star hotel & in a Women’s empo that we support
Rich cultural immersion at every turn!
No lonely travellers. Fostering togetherness and your individual space and needs
Much more, on this unforgettable experience with like-minded people
Morocco Retreat                   

 Memories from our previous guests

"The trip of a lifetime! The food! Oh, the food! Fresh, organic and prepared to perfection!
Excellent host and amazing company. Lerato thought of it all. So many different flavours teased my palate. Her team were amazing and catered to my every need. Thank you for the wonderful memories."
Diunde Smith, from Bermuda

"With careful attention and love on Africana Cookery Retreat, the variety of food prepared by Lerato and her team was scrumptious, and the accommodation was excellent, tucked in a secluded breathtaking location with awesome scenery. I highly recommend this cookery retreat to all. Go and explore the beauty that Africa has to offer."
Emily, from London
"Ghana, the food, the company all made for a great time. Everyone loved their gifts. They are asking about the food. They want me to cook some of your recipes. I loved that you chose such a beautiful and tranquil lodge. I loved the food! There wasn't anything I didn't like. The excursions gave me a good insight into the diversity of Ghana.”
Marilyn, from Bermuda
Our social & economic impact
Through our travels, we will endeavour to give back to our host country, by empowering local people from our tour guides, cooks, and drivers to local producers such as chocolate makers, shea butter producers, organic growers and all who we work with to provide you an enriching experience. A percentage of profits will be donated to a chosen charity after each trip. Time permitting, we will endeavour to visit an impactful social enterprise that is making a difference in the community. 

Ready for your adventure?  

Now, all you have to do is book your place on our holiday, book your flights, prepare to travel and leave the rest to me and our amazing team to create a most memorable experience.
Please join the waiting list by writing to us for more about our retreat. Let us know which of the retreats you would like to join and how many people in your party. We will get back to you as soon as possible with our detailed brochure. After we confirm availability, you can return here to book your place by paying in full or in instalments.

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Lerato Africana

Morocco 2024/2025 - Africana Retreats & Cooking Holidays