Cape's Culinary Delights
10 days from £2,525
Why we love this trip
A privately guided tour discovering the Western Cape's long tradition in wine making and its culinary diversity. This unique trip is all about tasting delicious South African cuisine and its world-class wines, with plenty of time for sightseeing too.
Unique trip for those interested in the wonderful food and wine in this region
Experience city, winelands and the coast in one trip
Departs weekly on Saturdays - go when suits you!
Private guide accompanies you throughout and shares all their favourite spots
Stay in boutique 4* hotels for an upmarket experience
Franschhoek & Stellenbosch
Upon meeting your private guide in Stellenbosch you'll begin your culinary adventure with a drive to Franschhoek, a gem located in South Africa’s winelands for a tour of the town. During your time here you will visit one of the popular Food & Farmers’ Markets close to Stellenbosch and will find a colourful mix of quality artisanal and handcrafted products, and a delicious range of local delicacies, wines and craft beers. South Africa’s locals love these markets and you will taste their passion and love in every bite and sip! Throw in a couple of wine farms and your tour is off to an excellent start!
Next up you will leave the winelands for a short while to make your way to the ocean, driving along one of the most stunning coastal roads of the country you can enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The road takes you along the False Bay and you may get to spot whales in Hermanus as you pass through. The region is well-known for making delicious cheeses and you can try some of them at a tasting when visiting a cheese farm. From Swellendam, Marloth Nature Reserve is on your doorstep with various hiking trails, as is the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve where you will be surrounded by white dunes, and possibly more gentle giants of the ocean.
Time to explore another idyllic town at the heart of South Africa’s winelands, with grape vines as far as your eye can see lining the streets. You will visit one of the most well-known wine farms in the region, Saronsberg Cellar, and you'll sit back and enjoy the stunning views across the pond, the grape vines and the impressive mountains while you taste the local wines. You can’t miss out on a classic MCC-tasting on your culinary trip, so you're next destination is the Twee Jonge Gezellen wine farm, followed by a trip to the farm Lemoendrif, the origin of the award-winning Oakhurst olive oil, and finally a small boutique wine farm located just five minutes from Tulbagh where you can taste Pinot Noir, Pinotage, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Hárslevelü wines and learn to distinguish the characteristics of each type of grape.
Finally you leave the Tulbagh Valley behind and make your way back towards Cape Town, stopping for a short hike in the Helderberg reserve a short hike to enjoy the views across the False Bay and all the way to Table Mountain. During your final few days you'll take a trip down the peninsular to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, taking a stunning coastal drive and stopping off to see the penguins on the way. With time at your leisure to explore the Mother City and its fabulous restaurants, you'll soon fall in love with this wonderful unique place.
Tour Length: 10 days
Starts/Ends: Cape Town
Operated by: Africa Experience
Dates: This tour departs on Saturdays
Group size: Min 2, Max 10
Accommodation Type: 4* boutique hotels with low-mid range lodges in some parks
Price Per Person
2 people: from £2525 to £3025
4 people: from £1695 to £2125
6 people: from £1450 to £1850
8 people: from £1325 to £1695
10 people: from £1195 to £1595
Single rooms available at a supplement
International Return Flights: from London approx. £750
- 9 nights accommodation
- Transport in an air-conditioned minibus
- Activities as stated in the itinerary
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Services of a highly experienced guide
- All flights
- Meals / activities not stated
- Travel insurance
- Pre or post tour accommodation
- Gratuities and spending money
- Items of a personal nature