About Ashack

Set on the languid and picturesque banks of Theewaterskloof Dam, Aphrodisiac Shack’s main feature is the world-renowned Charcuterie, which crafts hot- and cold-smoked meat products, as well as a variety of cheeses and other gourmet goodies. The Deli features all the smokehouse’s premium products, where you can purchase the hearty fare for a fraction of what it is usually sold for elsewhere – and have a bite to eat while you’re there. Aside from being a gastronomist’s slice of heaven, we offer scenic picnics (with a basket chock-full of delicious snacks from our deli, freshly-baked bread from the kitchen and seasonal organic salad from the garden), packaged day tours, fishing sites, and event hosting for all ages. Sean Hormann is a trained chef who worked abroad for 15 years, while mastering the charcuter’s art of hot- and cold-smoking. If you’re looking for wholesome, naturally good food that can bring harmony to a troubled world and bring any cultures together, you need look no further. The founding practice of our business is to ‘love’ our product from start to finish (and you will too!). We ensure that our suppliers use only the most environmentally respectful farming methods, and any waste generated by the product is recycled back into the farming structure or the community. All of our meat products are also chemical-, hormone-, preservative- and additive-free, traditionally free range and 100% organic, because we know – you need to love your body as much as you love your food.

FiartradeWe are proud to be a part of the Fairtrade origination and export our products through Turqle Trading.

The Fair Trade Trust of South Africa (2003) was established to channel benefit to the workers (who are not primary producers (farmers) who receive FLO premiums). One of the delightful things about the trust (apart from its elegant simplicity), is that the beneficiaries are right there – on the factory floor – visible, tangible and ‘provable’. practice’ Fair Trade’. Read more about Fairtrade SA

Fairtrade means the produce we use is farmed ethically and a fair price is paid.  Traders are accountable for the way they do business.  We do not put profit before ethics or quality.

  Our famous Streaky Bacon went to the Bucus World Cup of Culinary Excellence with celebrity chef Bertus Basson to represent South Africa (2007) – Bucus World Cup of Culinary Excellence

  Aphrodisiac Shack won the Sunday Times Food Entrepreneur Award (2008) – Sunday Times Food Entrepreneur Award

   Our Klein River Smoked Cheese won the Woolworths Food Challenge (2013)   – Woolworths Food Challenge

  Our Smoked Olive Oil featured in the Food & Home Magazine (July 2014)   – Food & Home Magazine

Our Smoked Butter helped Margot Janse secure 1stPlace in the “Bearnaise Cook-off” for WW Taste Magazine (2009)    – Taste Magazine

  Our Smoking Process featured in the WW Taste Magazine (2008)   – Taste Magazine