Mushroom Foraging with Justin Williams & Veld and Sea - 22 June

Sat Jun 22, 10:00 - Sat Jun 22, 12:30

To be announced



Sat 22 June

10am – 12:30pm


Join us for an exciting morning of mushroom hunting led by avid forager and author Justin Williams, as we delve into the forest and green belts to learn all about the wild and wonderful world of mushrooms!

Hailing from the city's southern peninsula suburb of Noordhoek, Justin grew up spending time hiking on the mountainous trails and foraging along the coastlines around his home town. Having access to these spaces with a curiosity for nature, he developed a keen interest in foraging, mycology and ethnobotany, over time acquiring knowledge that has since earned him the reputation in Cape Town as an expert on edible fungi and medicinal herbs.


You will be guided through the forest or green belt on a gentle walk, learning about edible, poisonous and medicinal fungi. Justin's extensive knowledge on cooking techniques and fungi's role within the ecosystem, along with stories from many years of adventures, will reveal a new and fascinating world to explore. After the walk and talk, having hopefully gathered some edible wild mushroom, you'll end the morning off with delicious mushroom infused, wild flavour rusks and foraged herbal tea.


Informative, expertly guided walk and foraging of wild mushrooms

Post-forage refreshments

Follow up PDF notes and recipes


A basket to gather mushrooms

Pocket/pen knife

Rain coat (if rain is forecast)

Comfortable outdoor shoes

DURATION: 2.5 hours

LOCATION: To be revealed to participants closer to the time.


R550 per person

No U16s

2 x WOC scholarship tickets are available for this event, please email [email protected] for details.


Mushroom foraging is unpredictable and can be abundant or fickle and is very weather dependant. We could come upon a glut of wild mushrooms for everyone to collect or just happen upon two for toast. Rest assured you will walk away with a bounty of new found knowledge after this immersive experience.


50% cancellation fee. Non-refundable within 72 hours of event. Tickets are non-transferable to other event dates.