‘Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas at Shamwari is filled with hot summer days, ample wildlife in abundance as they feed off the luscious green plains, and laughter-filled moments of precious, quality time with family and friends. Here we have a tasty Christmas recipe for you to follow.

An array of delectable aromas of ginger and Amarula fill the air and are tell-tale signs of the festive season as they filter out the Shamwari kitchens. One of our signature Christmas recipes is the Shamwari Mince Pie Samosas.

This simple, yet scrumptious recipe will undoubtedly put you into the Christmas spirit.

Samosa Mince Pie Christmas recipe – Image taken by Iky’s Photographic: Iky & Ryan Plakonouris

Ingredients – sweet mince filling:

85g sultanas
85g raisins
50g currants
200g dates, pitted
50g prunes, pitted
100g granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and chopped
3ml mixed spice
20g apricot jam
50ml brandy
20g brown sugar

To assemble the mince pies, you will need:

1 egg, beaten
30 x Samosa pastry sheets (1pkt)


  1. Slowly stew all the ingredients for the sweet mince filling together in a pot over low heat until soft. Let it infuse overnight.
  2. The next day make little samosas using the pastry sheets that you brush with beaten egg, place a little filling and fold into a samosa shape.
  3. Deep fry the samosas and cool down on paper towel to drain any excess oil.
  4. Dust with Icing sugar before serving.

25th Anniversary Recipe Book:

With it being our 25th Anniversary, our chefs have been preparing an in-depth glorious recipe book of indulgent recipes that have been popular throughout the 25 wild years in conservation. We’re excited to announce that it will be available in our curio shops in 2018 for anyone that would like to purchase this limited edition recipe book. Make sure to look out for any further details on our social media platforms.

25th Anniversary Christmas recipe book – Image taken by Iky’s Photographic: Iky & Ryan Plakonouris