About Eatsplorer

Discover the best of culinary travel…

To me, the act of cooking, eating and drinking is not only a way to please your palate, but to expand your horizons and feed your soul. I get beyond excited about travelling, in my own country or abroad, while meeting interesting people along the way, especially knowledgeable artisans, foragers, winemakers, craft-beer makers, chefs and small producers who make food and drink their lives’ work. Those people whose hard work keep traditions alive and ensures you a real taste of place. 


In my travels and through researching editorial stories, I discovered how challenging (not to mention time-consuming!) it could be to pin-point those must-see foodie spots, and to discover and book the best experiences online. And that’s why I started the delicious, exciting online adventure that is Eatsplorer.

I want to share the love and make it easy for anyone with a passion for good food and a sense of adventure to find the most amazing, authentic, interesting and memorable culinary experiences and stays that the world have to offer.

Here at Eatsplorer we make it our mission to find the best culinary experiences and products that are unique to a place, its people and its history, but also ones that tap into modern culture and the latest food trends. We like to showcase the people behind the food and tell their stories; let them share their expertise with you.

It’s about sharing, eating, exploring and experiencing. And I’d love for you to come and eatsplore with us.

Liezel Norval-Kruger – Founder & Editor



Eatsplorer Contributors


Are you a passionate writer, photographer or videographer that has an insane love for everything food and drink? Do you thrive on meeting and communicating with interesting individuals in the foodie world whether a chef, artisan or fellow foodies? Does it fill you with joy and you have a real passion for telling their story? Come and join Eatsplorer as a contributor!

We welcome contributors from around the world! To find out how we work please email info@eatsplorer.com and tell us about yourself and your work. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Here are some of the utterly talented people we work with currently:



Jenni Elizabeth – Photographer
Jenni, an avid portrait & lifestyle photographer of Cape Town, finds inspiration in the diversities of life, but the world is her venture. Her approach is personal as she pours a little bit of herself in every shoot. She longs to capture the story just the way it should be without fuss or fancies. www.jennielizabeth.com  @jenni_elizabeth2


Kleinjan Groenewald – Photographer
Kleinjan is a freelance photographer based in Cape Town. He loves planning new adventures and discovering new faces and places through his documentary style of shooting. He captures the true essence of the moment, or place, illustrating the narrative through his lens. www.kleinjangroenewald.com  @k.groenewald 

Anna-Bet Stemmet – Copywriter
Anna-Bet Stemmet is a writer and translator who lives in the Swartland with her husband Jacques and daughter Alexandra. When she’s not minding her P’s and Q’s, Anna-Bet likes to paint, potter around in the garden, read trashy novels and explore the Cape Winelands with her little family. www.facebook.com/skryfyster @skryfyster

Thinus Kruger – Writer
Thinus Kruger spends most of his time as an Honours student in Marketing, at the University of Stellenbosch. More often than not, however, his mind will be on his passions. Thinus grew up in a house that values great food (nearly) above all else, and food appreciation simply became a way of life. If you can’t find him typing away at his writing, or brushing up on his studies, you’ll probably find him in a craft brewery, or screaming at Ferarri on Formula 1. If it was up to him, preferably both at once.