Gordon Ramsay Uncharted Season 2 episode 2 South Africa preview

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Chef Zola Nene and Gordon Ramsay practice a traditional Zulu greeting. (National Geographic/Jon Kroll)
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Chef Zola Nene and Gordon Ramsay practice a traditional Zulu greeting. (National Geographic/Jon Kroll) /

As the Big Game watches, Gordon Ramsay Uncharted finds flavor in the flame in South Africa.

In this Gordon Ramsay Uncharted episode, Gordon heads off to South Africa. In the heart of KwaZulu-Natal, Chef Zola Nene guides him through the flavors of the braai. Will Gordon be able to handle the heat from these flames?

According to National Geographic, this week’s Gordon Ramsay Uncharted episode, South Africa, features the following:

"Chef Ramsay gets up close with rhinos, giraffes, zebras and hippos in the dramatic wilderness of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as he learns the secrets of the traditional cuisine of Zulu warriors and masters using a local braai."

Similar to each episode’s culinary adventure, Gordon learns about flavors, traditions and customs. One signature to South African cuisine is the use of the braai. While many people are familiar with a grill, the braai is different. In some ways, it is the way that a community comes together over a meal.

While the method of cooking is important, the flavor of the food is key. Gordon learns from Chef Nene that South African flavors blend its vast and varied cultures. Whether it is borrowing influences from Indian spices or being resourceful in using local ingredients, these dishes show a unity between people, culture and land. More importantly, they tell a story that will last far longer than the food on the table.

Of course, there little moments where Gordon seems uncomfortable are always a highlight for many viewers. This week’s episode is no exception.

Check out this exclusive clip.

Anyone who has visited South Africa understands the potential threat of a hippo. While those creatures might look big and clumsy, they are quite agile and fast. Personally, having witnessed a mother hippo run on a South African game preserve, those animals are fierce.

Still, this episode has a bigger takeaway than seeing the amazing animals and hearing the cultural stories. As Chef Nene says, food is the ultimate unifier. Maybe over a table of food people can find more things that they have in common versus what they have different.

Here’s how to watch this week’s Gordon Ramsay Uncharted, South Africa.

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2020

Start Time: 10 p.m. ET

Episode: “South Africa”

TV Channel: National Geographic Channel

Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on National Geographic’s website or app.

Gordon Ramsay Uncharted will air on National Geographic Channel on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.