Matt Tebbutt's South Africa follows Tebbutt as he travels across the country discovering and exploring the diversity and flavour of the local foods that the southern tip of Africa has to offer. In the course of his journey, Tebbutt samples regional specialties and explores and savours food and drink rich with traditional heritage and culture. With his anthropological background, he peels back the history of South African cuisine from its historic beginnings up until today, speaking to and cooking with locals and uncovering fascinating food facts and stories.

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-08-14

Matt Tebbutt's South Africa - Rob Louw - Netflix

Robert James Louw (born 26 March 1955) is a South African rugby footballer who represented South Africa 19 times in international test rugby union. He also played in the Western Province sides that won the Currie Cup five consecutive times. South African rugby chief Danie Craven rated Louw as “one of the best Springboks ever to represent South Africa”, “fast enough to play among the backs”, and a “superb ambassador for South Africa” due to “his friendly manner and attractive personality”. Louw was nominated as South African Rugby Player of the Year in 1979 and in 1984.

Matt Tebbutt's South Africa - Background - Netflix

Rob Louw was born in Wynberg, Cape Town on 26 March 1955 to one of the oldest families of Western descent in South Africa. He has two brothers, Mark and Michael. His ancestor Jan Pieterz Louw (1628–91) moved in 1658 from Caspel ter Maere in the Netherlands to the way-station at the Cape of Good Hope that the Dutch East India Company had established in 1652 (present-day Cape Town). His grandfather, Matthys Michiel Louw (b. 1855), was a nurse at the leper colony established in 1845 on Robben Island, before its transition to a prison. Rob's father, Matthew Michael (Matt) Louw, was born on the island in 1922, and served in the South African Air Force's 30 Squadron in Cairo during World War II. Matt was stationed in Italy for a while, as well as at the military installation on Robben Island in the 1940s, as a radio telegraphist. As a young man Matt had played rugby until a knee injury in 1954 ended his playing career. Due to his love of the game, Matt became a referee, a role in which he continued until he was in his 70s.

Matt Tebbutt's South Africa - References - Netflix