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South Africa Culinary Tour – Overview

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There is nothing quite like South Africa, where legendary game, abundant Winelands, and a proud, multicultural population envelop you in a country as diverse as it is colorful. This modernizing nation, interwoven with deeply traditional African roots and bound together by its complex history, beckons the culinary explorer. Join our once-in-a-lifetime South Africa culinary tour and discover distinctive cultures and the vibrant traditions that define them.

You will begin your South Africa culinary tour in the bustling metropolis of Johannesburg, where the famed township of Soweto looks to a modern future while honoring those who fought for equality. We then journey to the magnificent Drakensberg region, enjoying the humbling mountain range from the comfort of a sumptuous world-class manor. Next, we discover Durban, the largest Indian city outside of India, followed by a flight to the breathtaking coastal city of Cape Town. Finally, we explore the verdant Cape Winelands, sampling deeply flavorful local wines created from the warmth of the golden African sun. Along the way, you’ll connect with Zulu tribal people, savor authentic local dishes, view native game, and learn to cook Indian, African, and Cape Dutch cuisine.

With Access Trips, you’ll get exclusive insider experiences and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with an expert local guide. Cap off your spectacular journey with one of our optional Safari extensions and make your South Africa vacation simply unforgettable.

Discover why South Africa enchants its visitors by joining our culinary tour. For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.

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South African Food

South African cooking is a sensuous and flavorful meld of European and native African cuisines with prominent Malay, Indian, and Portuguese influences. The result is a unique fusion of flavors that echoes South Africa’s powerful and significant history as well as its distinctive ingredients.

Our culinary tour invites you into traditional South African kitchens where you will cook with renowned chefs as you learn about their culture. We will make a tasty curry with an Indian chef in Durban, cook Cape Dutch cuisine on a farm in the Cape Winelands, and prepare delicious African food at a township cooking school that promotes social advancement by providing locals with vocational skills.


South Africa Culinary Tour – Itinerary

Day 1: South Africa Culinary Tour Begins

Arrive at Johannesburg airport and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner at a quintessential South African restaurant. Overnight in an eco-chic boutique hotel.


Day 2: Soweto Township

Tour of Soweto with cooking demonstration and traditional Zulu dancers. Overnight in an eco-chic boutique hotel.


Day 3: Zulu Village Meal & Sangoma Meeting

Zulu village visit, traditional meal and cultural meeting. Overnight in a stunning manor hotel set amidst the Drakensberg mountains.  


Day 4: Durban Cooking Class & Flight to Cape Town

Indian cooking class and lunch, followed by a short flight to Cape Town. Optional authentic Cape Malay and African 14-course dinner. Overnight in luxurious boutique hotel in Cape Town.


Day 5: Walking Food Tour of Cape Town & Table Mountain Cable Car Ride

Walking tour through Cape Town with visits to artisanal shops and street vendors to taste local dishes. Cable car ride up Table Mountain. Overnight in luxurious boutique hotel in Cape Town.


Day 6: Cape Peninsula

Full day tour of Cape Peninsula, penguin colony, and Cape Point Nature Reserve. Short boat trip to see fur seals and other wildlife. Overnight in luxurious boutique hotel in Cape Town.


Day 7: District Six Museum & Township Cooking Class

Visit District Six museum followed by a traditional African cooking class in Langa township. Transfer to Cape Winelands with overnight in a boutique hotel.


Day 8: Winelands Tour & Cape Dutch Cooking Class

Journey through Stellenbosch region for wine tasting. Afternoon nature drive, cooking class and farewell dinner. Overnight in a boutique hotel.


Day 9: Guests Depart for Safari Extension or Flights Home

Beginning of 4-day optional Safari Extension or transfer to Cape Town International Airport for flights home.