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Home comforts: Halal and caviar

sports Updated: Jun 16, 2010 01:07 IST

Halal for the Algerians, tubs of caviar for any wandering WAGS — South Africa is pushing the boat out to ensure its VIP guests don't feel homesick. Algeria are based in the four-star Mondazur Resort Estate hotel at the San Lameer golf complex on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. And to make the Desert Foxes feel at home they have installed their own chef to prepare halal meals at their headquarters. Staff have reportedly been taught a smattering of French for good measure, with phrases like 'bon appetit'.

England manager Fabio Capello may have slapped a ban on visiting WAGS — yet one resort is leaving nothing to chance in the event that one or two slip through.

Nicolas Smalberger, chief executive of the five-star Palace of the Lost City hotel, assured any WAGS they wouldn't go hungry.

“We bought six extra tubs of caviar, at 8,000 rand (Rs 49,000) a tub. We'll probably order some more soon,” he told the Times.