Gordon Ramsay laces his boots, grabs his knives and buckles up as he hits the road again in the second season of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,premiering 26 August at 21:00 CAT on National Geographic (DStv 181, StarSat 220). 

Starting in South Africa, cooking with popular local chef Zola Nene, Ramsay turns up the heat and feasts his way through Indonesia, Louisiana, Norway, India, Tasmania, and Guyana. 

“We are exploring seven new regions this season, each with vastly different culinary customs and history. We get the opportunity to learn from the locals and hear their stories, and that gives us a much deeper experience and understanding of the world around us.” – Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted – South Africa will see Chef Ramsay get 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.” He leaps from a helicopter into the raging Indian Ocean, harvests mussels on treacherous rocks and immerses himself in the local township culture, all before cooking with beloved local chef Zola Nene for a revered Zulu chief.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted became a firm favourite on the channel when it launched last year and we are thrilled that his latest journey begins right here in South Africa. Chef Zola brings her delightful charm and unique expertise to the table, guiding Ramsay on how to pull off the perfect chakalaka among other distinctly and deliciously local dishes”, – Evert van der Veer, Vice President, Media Networks, The Walt Disney Company Africa.

South Africa – Zola Nene (L) observes as Gordon Ramsay tops grilled fish with ushatini, a combination of onions and tomatoes. (National Geographic/Jon Kroll)

In this new season, Ramsay journeys deep into the landscape of each place he visits, scaling mountains, battling 3-metre waves, braving frigid temperatures and bushwhacking his way through the backcountry to forage for some of the finest ingredients in the world. From swimming in great white shark-infested waters to participating in a traditional bull run, Ramsay risks life and limb in his biggest and boldest missions yet in order to achieve edible excellence.

DSTV: Channel 181. StarSat: 220 on DTH, 220 on DTT (249 on DTT in Uganda)