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Lerato Foods & Naturals

Morocco 2024 - Africana Retreats & Cooking Holidays


Experience Africa like never before 

“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.

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

from £3,500 per person (double occupancy)

£4750 (single occupancy) 

8 days / 7 nights

(Max. 10 guests for our group retreats) 



October 23rd - 30th 2024 (Only 4 spaces left)


October 22nd - 29th 2025

(Join waitlist)

Are you longing for a memorable, immersive and enriching experience like no other, with fresh and sumptuous food, and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty? Join us for an experience of a lifetime, with award winning author, chef & presenter Lerato. A trio of a lifetime inspired by the AFRICANA cookbook celebrating food, culture, people and the beauty of our natural environment.

(4 out of 10 spaces left)

Highlights of our retreat include
Explore unique & contrasting parts of Morocco from the red city of Marakesh, the desert of Agafay to the coast of Eassaouira
Fresh organic food cooked daily
Our luxurious private villa with a swimming pool in Marrakesh
Explore the highlights & hidden gems of Marakesh,
The Atlas Mountains & Essaouira with handpicked and off-the-beaten-track experiences Lerato has prepared for you.
Luxurious eco-living in mud huts on the coast of Essaouira & oour private villa with swimming pool and verdant gardens 
Whether permitting we might have some lush produce ready for harvest
Meet our friends, the Amazigh (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 corporative that we support
Experience the thrill of Agafay Dessert, the wonders of the Atlas Mountains and the valley en route and much more as seen in our brochure.
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
                             Morocco Retreat                   

Join us for a magical culinary retreat in Morocco, a beautiful land of contrasts. An experience that will ignite your passion and inspire you forever.

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!

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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. And 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 for you.
For more about our retreat, please join the waiting list by writing to us. 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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Morocco 2024 - Africana Retreats & Cooking Holidays