South African Food Safari

THIS IS A JOURNEY TO UNCOVER THE FLAVOURS OF SOUTH AFRICA. FOOD, WINE, WILDLIFE AND SPECTACULAR VISTAS AWAIT YOU!

Tour Highlights

  • City tour of Cape Town.
  • Cable car ride to Table Mountain.
  • Cape Malay Cooking Safari class.
  • Full day Cape Point tour with Seal Island cruise.
  • Dinner with a South African family.
  • Cape Winelands winery tour.
  • Game Lodge stay with game drives.
  • Visit Victoria Falls.

It was the search for food that shaped modern South Africa and today you can make your own journey of discovery on this 12-night Food Safari. Sample the Malay influenced cuisine and taste the variety of wines in the Cape region. Relax on safari as you experience the African bush with its own style of mouth-watering dining before tasting the local fare in Soweto and ending off at the spectacular Victoria Falls.

Your tour also includes:

  • English speaking tour escort/guide.
  • 11-night’s accommodation.
  • Minimum 4-star hotels, lodges, safari camp.
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners.
  • Gratuities for driver, guides and meals.
  • Porterage of 1-bag per person at hotels.
  • Airport to hotel return group transfers.
  • Transport by coach
  • Cape Town to Hoedspruit economy flight.
  • Hoedspruit to Johannesburg economy flight.
  • Johannesburg to Victoria Falls return economy flight.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival into Cape Town International Airport, meet your driver and transfer to the hotel (flight not included). Dine tonight at the Mayoga Restaurant for our seven-course wine paired Cape Town Welcome ‘tasting’ dinner. Three night stay: Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel or similar.  (B)

Day 2: Today begins with a half day Cape Malay Cooking Safari, firstly visit the Bo-Kaap Museum to get a feel of the traditions of the area. Then we will shop for ingredients and have a ‘hands on’ cooking class in a local home. Lunch is sampling your full course traditional Malay meal. This afternoon take in the sights of Cape Town including a cable car ride to Table Mountain (weather permitting). Evening free to explore tonight.  (B, L)

Day 3: We embark on a full day Cape Point tour today, travelling via the 12-Apostles and Hout Bay. Take a cruise to Seal Island, before winding along Chapman’s Peak Drive (dependant on road conditions) said to be one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world before finishing at Cape Point in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Lunch will be Simon’s Town and afterwards visit Boulders Beach to see the African Penguins. Dinner tonight is in a Hout Bay local home where we can try a typical home braai and meet with the locals. (B, L, D)

Day 4: This morning drive to the Cape Winelands, visit the Moreson Wine Estate for wine tasting and lunch before checking into the hotel and some free time. Tonight dinner is at De Volkskombuis Restaurant in Stellenbosch, they specialise in Cape cuisine in authentic Cape Dutch surroundings. Two night stay: The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa or similar. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Wine and local produce are the flavours of the day! Our first stop is at Fairview Estate in Paarl. They specialise in both wine and goats cheese so you will have the chance to sample both. We move onto Haute Cabrière, this vineyard has been part of the Franscchhoek Wine Valley family for over 300-years and we will be dining in their restaurant for lunch. Our last winery is in Stellenbosch, the Waterford Estate, it’s said to be an all-encompassing sensory experience with the production of both wine and custom made chocolate. Dinner tonight will be at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Depart the Winelands and fly to Hoedspruit where you will transfer to the Makalali Game Lodge, one of the most unique lodges in South Africa. The actual lodge is made up of four exclusive camps located on the Makhutswi River. You will dine on a fusion of flavours to be enjoyed at bush breakfasts, lunches overlooking the river and Boma dinners under the stars. After check in you will set out for your first game drive. Three night stay: Makalali Game Lodge or similar.  (B, D)

Day 7 & 8: Over the next two days travel out on morning and afternoon game activities which include, game drives in an open Land Rover, game walks with a professional game ranger, photographic excursions and bird watching safaris. You might see elephants, lions, cheetahs and even leopards!  (B, L, D)

Day 9: Take in the final game drive before departing the lodge and travelling back to Hoedspruit, for the flight to Johannesburg. On arrival take in a half-day tour of Soweto, the largest black residential area in South Africa. Lunch is at the Sakhumzi’s Restaurant which specialises in African township cuisine. Overnight: Crowne Plaza Johannesburg – The Rosebank or similar.  (B, L, D)

Day 10: Depart Johannesburg for Victoria Falls. The falls is said to be one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. The local people refer to it as ‘the smoke that thunders’, the falls are 1708-metres wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world and it drops into the Zambezi Gorge. Your hotel borders the Victoria Falls National Park so don’t be surprised if you look out the window to see elephants grazing close by! This afternoon enjoy the Zambezi River on your Sunset Cruise giving you the opportunity to spot wildlife. Two night stay: Ilala Lodge or similar.  (B, D)

Day 11: Enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls, with photo stops along the way. Free time in the afternoon to enjoy the Falls. Tonight you will have a Boma experience with traditional Zimbabwean fare over four courses with entertainment throughout the evening. (B, D)

Day 12: After breakfast transfer to the Victoria Falls Airport for the flight to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg to meet your onward flights home (flight not included).  (B)

Prices
From $6978* per person twin share

2013: 5 May, 15 Sep.
*Single pricing available on application