Foraging books, guides and resources

From foraging courses in Cape Town and the Western Cape, as well as wild food workshops around the rest of South Africa, there are a number of ways to learn how to forage. When it’s off-season, brushing up on one’s knowledge from reading books is a great way to learn further. There are a number of South African books that have been written about the topic of indigenous wild foods and edible mushroom types, many of them out of print and deemed as valuable collector’s items.

Fungi and mushrooms of South Africa

Edible and medicinal plants of South Africa

Wild edible plants to sustainably forage in South Africa

Wild edible mushrooms to forage in South Africa

Learn more about foraging in South Africa with this guide to collecting wild food.